Samuel Smiths Oatmeal Stout

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Established in 1758, Samuel Smith is Yorkshire’s oldest brewery. They brew a wide range of high quality beers made solely from authentic, natural ingredients. They still use stone Yorkshire squares to ferment their ales and stouts (with the exception of Sovereign and Extra Stout) as well as the same yeast strain used since the 1800s. Samuel Smiths Oatmeal Stout is brewed with well water (the original well at the Old Brewery, sunk in 1758, is still in use, with the hard well water being drawn from 85 feet underground). This oatmeal stout is fermented in ‘stone Yorkshire squares’ to create an almost opaque, wonderfully silky and smooth textured ale with a complex medium dry palate and bittersweet finish. Samuel Smiths Oatmeal Stout is made from water, malted barley, cane sugar, roasted malt, yeast, hops, oatmeal, and carbon dioxide.

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Malted Barley, Cane Sugar, Roasted Barley, Yeast, Hops, Oatmeal, Carbon Dioxide

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Samuel Smith
Old Brewery, High Street, Tadcaster, North Yorkshire, LS24 9SB, England

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  1. Stujago

    This is a very nice stout. It has a sweet edge to it. A typical stout black colour with a moderate head. There is some bitterness accompanied by a bit of fizz.

  2. Gareth Roberts

    Sweet tasting, smooth and very clean tasting beer, I find with most Beers here a bit expensive for something not bought in a pub, I will order it again.

  3. Steve Hawkins

    Oats on the nose. Citrus is also there when sniffed, but only very slightly down in the mix. When sipped, you get a lovely burst of oak, followed by a pinch of tobacco. The finish is malty and drier than expected. A fairly complex drink, which impresses.

  4. Darren J Lockwood

    Samuel Smiths Oatmeal Stout is 550 ML and 5% ABV. It has a typical stout taste and leaves a pleasant aftertaste. Nothing special but still a nice ale

  5. Chris Hodgetts

    Dark, black stout with a good head. Oaty and very malty, with a yeasty tang. Easy drinking.

  6. A. Muse

    A smooth easy drinking stout, not sharp like stouts from the other side of the Irish Sea. Goes well with hearty food.

  7. Ben Jones

    Beautifully rich and creamy stout that does exactly what it says on the tin. Not a fan of overly bitter stouts but this was warming and smooth.

  8. Colin Bailey

    The perfect bottled beer. It has been my companion during lockdown and I can recommend it’s wonderful qualities in both taste and aroma. Thank you Sam Smith’s for a degree of sanity in very difficult times.

  9. David Gouldson

    Roasted malt, coffee and chocolate aromas and flavours. Nice stout.

  10. Peter Fawcett

    Really good can’t wait to try more from this brewery

  11. Ian Wilson

    A really good stout. Roasted malt, coffee and chocolate flavours. Definitely buy again

  12. Jonathan Giles

    Nice balanced flavours

  13. Neil Ward

    This is a really solid stout with complex flavours. Not too “burnt” tasting and not too sweet makes it an enjoyable drink.

  14. Saul Abbott

    Another Samuel Smith’s winner, this is a very easy drinking stout that tastes heavier than the abv suggests it should, although it is still lacking in that department in my opinion. Certainly a little oaty, pleasingly smooth. A solid 4 stars, the price alone should make you want to buy it!

  15. John Jones

    Sam Smith’s brew some lovely beers and for me this is one of their best, not as sweet as their organic chocolate stout and all the better for it. Roasted malt and oats combine to give a wonderful depth of flavour. There aren’t many other bottled stouts of this quality out there. I recommend and will buy again.

  16. Tobias Gill

    Really liked this, a good stout.

  17. Richard Lea

    A classic stout in the old style.Also a pint bottle.Bought many times.

  18. Alan Sinclair

    Lovely stout, tastes stronger than 5%. Very thick and creamy too.

  19. Neal Haynes

    A smooth sweet stout, that pours dark brown, with roasted malt, caramel and chocolate flavours. Very drinkable with a deceptively low ABV.