Samuel Smith's Oatmeal Stout - Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)
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Reviews by Clowerweb:
4.58/5 rDev +8.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
Poured from a 12oz. bottle aggressively into a pint glass. No freshness date on the bottle, the closest thing I could find to a possible date was a "7/10" printed on the inside of the box (Freshness date? Production date? July 2010? October 7th (2011?)? Is it even a date?)
A: Very dark brown, almost black with dark amber highlights around the bottom of the glass. Beautiful. Poured with an amazing 4.5 fingers of darkish tan head, nice and sticky micro bubble creamy foam, so far great retention and nice sticky lace around the inside of the glass.
S: Not a lot going on here. I wish there was a little more nose, what I do detect almost smells like alcohol/malts, a bit bready, smells almost a bit like black licorice. Doesn't have the most impressive nose, but what's there isn't offensive, it's rather pleasant, just lacking.
T: Amazing. It manages to pull off an excellent full flavor despite the lack of nose. Roasted malts, bready grains, very earthy and roasty, light bitter hops halfway down, finishes back into a wonderful earthy grain, leaves a yummy roasted coffee malty aftertaste. Amazing depth and balance. Very hearty and delicious.
M: Nice full body, nice chewy feel, moderate carbonation, sticks perfectly to the tongue and walls of your mouth. Smooth and creamy going down. Delectable.
O: Excellent, excellent beer. Couldn't ask for much more. It's a tad light on the nose, but this is a very solid and nearly perfect stout in every other aspect, especially in taste and feel, where it counts most IMO. This could have almost earned perfect 5's across the board from me had it not been for those tiny nitpicky drawbacks.
You have to try this at least once just to experience it.
Serving type: bottle
01-17-2012 00:00:30 | More by Clowerweb
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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
4.24/5 rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
Look: A Very deep dark brown. Poured into a snifter it appears almost black. Into a pint, it may appear a but more brown, I think. Big fluffy, cream colored head which is retains fairly well.
Smell: Oats, dark roasty malts. A somewhat sugary, creamy smell to it.
Taste: Smooth and sweet, with an oaty, maltiness to it, and a slight bitter finish to it.
Feel: This is excellent. VERY smoothy and creamy texture. The carbonation is just right.
Overall: Excellent beer. Last time I drank this was as dessert after a Steak topped with blue cheese crumbles, so I remember it being sweeter the previous time I had it.
Serving type: bottle
07-21-2014 23:23:00 | More by EvoRich
Samuel Smith's Oatmeal Stout from Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)
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