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Samuel Smith
Oatmeal Stout

Oatmeal and malted barley brewed together into an inviting stout. Opaque, chocolate color; creamy head.

The History of Oatmeal Stout

At one time promoted as a drink for lactating mothers, oatmeal stout was described as nutritional on early labels. Oats are in the same family as barley, and a small addition yields great flavor and adds smooth body. Popular in the late 1800's, the last oatmeal stout was brewed before the Second World War until Samuel Smith reintroduced this style in 1980.


Almost opaque deep brown color, with an unusually silky texture and complex, medium-dry velvet palate with enticing fruitiness. Finish is, perhaps, bittersweet.

Serving Suggestion

Pizza and salad, Italian foods, steamed clams, grilled ahi tuna, lobster with drawn butter, steak, ploughman's lunch, crumpets, shish kebabs, vegetable ragout and eggs Florentine, dark flavorful bread and aged Stilton. Serve at 55 °F.


Limited numbers of Oatmeal Stout kegs will arrive in the US in October '17, as announced Aug. 24, '17. Here is Sam Smith III announcing the release!



Highly Recommended, "There's definitely something special about this one..." All About Beer Magazine, March 2017

93 points, Wine Enthusiast, Best of Year 2016

5/5 Stars, Highest Recommendation, Spirit Journal, December 2016

"One of the 20 Best Stouts in the World," Men's Journal Magazine, Feb. 2015.

Gold Medal, US Open Beer Championships, 2011

Ratebeer.com: 99 points (January 2017)

Gold Medal and "Top-Rated Oatmeal Stout" - World Beer Championships 2012.

Winner – The Washington Post's "Beer Madness" 2010

Product Sizes and Quantities

  • 18.7 ounce (550 ml) "Victorian Pint" bottles / 12 per case
  • 12 ounce (355 ml) bottles / 6 - 4 packs per case
  • Limited availability, Oct. 2017: 13.2 gallon (50 L) kegs


ABV: 5.0% - OG: 1.050 - IBU: 32
Ingredients: Water, barley malt, roasted barley, oats, hops, cane sugar, yeast.

Nutritional info: Serving Size - 12 oz. (355 ml). Calories: 180; Total Fat 0 g (0% Daily Value); Sodium 35 mg (2% DV); Total Carbohydrates 16 g (5% DV); Sugars 2 g; Protein 2 g (4% DV). (Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie daily diet.)

Samuel Smith Oatmeal Stout

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