Samuel Smith's Oatmeal Stout - Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)
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Reviews by Gryphon69:
4.38/5 rDev +3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
12oz bottle poured into a oversized wine glass
A- poured gently into the glass it still has a lite head that sticks to the sides. A very nice dark brown with little light coming through, even with a flashlight test.
S- a nice light roast smell, kind of a light sweet smell, some caramels light coffee, light figs? Very nice to the nose.
T- Very good flavor, a lighter roast that is kind of sweet, not like sugar sweet, but a light dark fruit that's been added slightly to enhance, very smooth. Mild flavors of coffee and not much chocolate.
M- Light small tingly bubbles in each drink, not heavy and very smooth with a slight slick silkiness to it
O- My first oatmeal stout, was expecting more of a pow like a normal stout. This was very mild and I could drink it all day. I really liked the mild but slightly sweet balance of this beer and will get more and do recommend to my friends.
Serving type: bottle
08-23-2013 23:59:42 | More by Gryphon69
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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 5,234 ratings.