Samuel Smith's Oatmeal Stout - Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)
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Reviews by Gambrinus1184:
4.45/5 rDev +5.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5
Poured from an oversized pint bottle into a Smithwick's imperial pint glass.
A: Poured a lavish, dark brown, nearly black color with a three finger head of rich, creamy tan foam.
S: Smells slightly sweet, with hints of caramel, slow roasted wood and bread with a bit of an herbal, medicinal aroma.
T: Taste is super smooth and delightfully malted. A semisweet and bitter cocoa, oat and roasted malt characteristic comes through with a bit of hop induced bitterness in the finish. Sort of sweet and milky at times, with a semidry middle and finish.
M: Mouthfeel is medium bodied and quite creamy, but finishes a little heavier than a dry stout.
D: This very tasty, decidedly English stout is a true stout session dream. At a steady 5% ABV, with a great blend of sweet and bitter flavors, and that smooth, creamy velvety finish, it's really a very nice stout.
Samuel Smith remains the king of the English ales and stouts in my mind thus far. This slightly off-centered oatmeal stout is certainly no exception. Think of a hybrid Dry Irish Stout with a Milk or Cream stout added to the balance and you've got this stout in your hand. Now sip, and enjoy.
Serving type: bottle
03-21-2009 22:07:15 | More by Gambrinus1184
More User Reviews:
4.48/5 rDev +6.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5
A: Very dark color sporting a huge 3 finger head. The head recedes quite slowly.
S: Roasty malt smells. Some coffee and hint of espresso.
T: This is like all stouts with me - it is totally different as it warms. Extremely pleasant taste. Malts, coffee, toasted marshmallow, and slight booze taste (despite the low ABV)
M: Once warmed a bit this is amazing. Extraordinarily smooth and easy on the palate.
O: Patience is rewarded with this one. It is amazingly smooth and has a deep character that comes out more and more as it warms. Great beer that will be on my short list.
Serving type: bottle
03-15-2014 01:29:58 | More by fscottkey
Samuel Smith's Oatmeal Stout from Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)
94 out of 100 based on 4,842 ratings.