Samuel Smith's Oatmeal Stout - Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)
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Reviews by CoolJosh:
4.63/5 rDev +9.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
A A very very dark red, 3 finger light brown/yellow tinted head on pour which falls to a thin layer once the beer is half downed.
S Subtle all around, but definitely some oats and grains coming through, in addition to some molasses, brown sugar, and vanilla.
T Really great to start, some light cocoa and brown sugar comes in here which leads to a plethora of creaminess, vanilla, molasses, and a bit of carbonation, and finishes so well with a touch of fresh roast that provides a slight bitter taste. Awesome, so complex when broken down, yet so simple when sipped without thought.
All in all, a phenomenal stout, especially when taken into account that this is widely available.
Serving type: bottle
10-31-2008 05:05:40 | More by CoolJosh
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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 5,233 ratings.