Samuel Smith's Oatmeal Stout - Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)
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Reviews by Cheesemoose:
4.43/5 rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5
Poured into a pint glass.
Dark, really dark pour. Near pitch black, but with a bit of translucence when shined through like giving a garnet hue. Head is mocha, with a good few fingers of head. Lacing is nice, leaving a clear trail. Nice.
Buttery smell with a burnt character, lacking though, but a mild coffee character. Mild sweetness and earthy tones.
Roasted malt goodness delivers with a smoothness that can't be beat. Oatmeal does justice here, as the roasted malts are smoothed over, providing a very refreshing stout. Sweetness is there, but is suppressed by a mild hop profile.
Creamy finish leaves quickly making you want the next sip more and more. Alcohol is nonexistent, and at 5%, you won't feel bad knocking back a few. Awesome
Delicious, a "go to" for me if there is one. hands down a great beer to introduce a non-geek into beer, as this one will get someone off the Guinness bandwagon in a heart beat.
Serving type: bottle
11-21-2010 01:11:12 | More by Cheesemoose
More User Reviews:
4.25/5 rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Poured from 550ml bottle into a Guinness pint glass.
A- Pours pretty dark black, when held to light there is a slight amount coming through on the edges revealing a deep coffee brown. Two finger mocha head.
S- Getting some fruity chocolate notes, maybe a little dried cherry, light dark roast.
T- Similar to aroma, bittersweet chocolate, fruity acidity, light coffee. Finish is a nice lingering bittersweet chocolate.
M- Medium, silky and smooth. Really nice for a 5% beer.
O- This is maybe the best sessionable stout I have come across and I'm glad I can easily find it at my local grocery store, it's even on sale from time to time. I do wish I could find it on tap more though. All of Samuel Smith's dark beers are impressive and I suggest everyone try them at least once. One of the best things about this beer is the mouthfeel, the oatmeal really gives it that silky texture that I love in my dark beers. This is also one of the first beers I had when I was getting in to craft beer, back when I wasn't really into IPAs.
Serving type: bottle
07-24-2014 04:47:36 | More by PaulyB83
Samuel Smith's Oatmeal Stout from Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)
94 out of 100 based on 5,227 ratings.