Samuel Smith's Oatmeal Stout - Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)
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4.22/5 rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5
550ml bottle split with my brew buddy Jared.
A: Not jet black but a couple of shades lighter. Dark tan head, excellent retention and beautiful lacing.
S: Mildly sweet with a fair amount of chocolate and a hint of coffee. Quite a bit of roast is present as well, along with a light earthy hop character. Sweet oatmeal is present in the back.
T: Very well balanced, this beer opens with the roasted malt and the mild cocoa and coffee and oatmeal sweetness in perfect harmony. This beer is medium bodied, big enough to hold the flavors together while light enough to be truly refreshing. Mildly bitter on the finish with flavors of oatmeal, chocolate and raisins lingering, this is smooth on the palate with light carbonation. A touch metallic on the finish (iron?), this is the only flaw I can point to here. The oatmeal does take the edge off the roasted malt bitterness. I could drink an awful lot of this.
Serving type: bottle
03-27-2008 02:39:10 | More by DefenCorps
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