Samuel Smith's Oatmeal Stout - Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)
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Reviews by GoldenVIKE:
4.18/5 rDev -0.9%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
This is truly an amazing stout. I took this to a BYOB restaurant and poured it into a regular beer glass. It would have been nice if they had a tulip of snifter, but it was still a great beer...
a: pours a dark chocolate color with about a finger of head. i'd recommend pouring this pretty hard for future reference. nice look in the glass but head disappears quickly and doesn't leave much lace.
s: in addition to the standard chocolate and coffee flavors of this style, this beer has rich, smooth, sweet aromas of oatmeal and molasses.
t: sweeter and richer than it is bitter. tastes like it smells, with maybe a little extra roastiness in the mouth. no real hint of hops.
m: very creamy and frothy in the mouth. one of the better feeling stouts that you can get poured out of a glass. rich and full bodied. no alcohol bite that i could find.
o: one of the best widely-distributed stouts you can buy.
Serving type: bottle
05-21-2011 13:45:51 | More by GoldenVIKE
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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 5,235 ratings.