Samuel Smith's Oatmeal Stout - Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)
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Reviews by ChopperSmith:
4/5 rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Poured from a 550 ml brown bottle into a clear Imperial pint glass.
Appearance: Deep dark opaque brown (looks nearly black) with a two finger tan creamy foam head that receded slowly and left good sticky lacing behind. Receded to a frothy cap that lasted throughout. A thing of Beauty.
Smell: Sweet and malty with scents of coffee, cream, fresh baked bisquits and a little clove-like spice.
Taste: Delicious. The sweet dark roasted malts are right up front with that coffee and molasses flavor, with hints of spice. Then a little hops bitterness followed by a creamy sweet and smooth finish from the oats.
Mouth feel: Medium to full body with a creamy light carbonation that works well for the style.
Overall: I've had this Stout many times throughout my life and it's always a pleasure. A simple, yet complex, recipe that has been around for ages. It's easily one of my favorite Stouts out there, and quite possibly my favorite overall. Samuel Smith Brewery makes some excellent beers, and this is definitely one of their best! Cheers.
Serving type: bottle
11-04-2011 22:56:41 | More by ChopperSmith
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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 5,232 ratings.