Samuel Smith's Oatmeal Stout - Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)
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Reviews by JamesQuaff:
4.38/5 rDev +3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
Poured into a Samuel Smith Becker pint.
Pours a lovely brown/black with a generous 2 finger cappuccino colored head that leaves gobs of thick lacing. The tiniest bit of light comes through so you can see it's not just an opaque syrup.
Very nice aroma. Caramel, roasted malt, dark fruits, bittersweet chocolate. Smells slightly Belgian.
Roasty caramel/chocolate sweetness up front, followed by a nice hop bittering, with a slightly long grainy/doughy finish with a hint of oats. I keep going back for the finish, it's my favorite part.
Mouthfeel is rich and creamy without being thick. Carbonation is perfect. So sessionable. Goes down so smooth it's almost scary.
I've tended to avoid Samuel Smith's for a long time due to a number of bad experiences with lightstruck beers from the clear glass bottles. This bottle came in a boxed 3 pack, all in the darkest brown glass bottles I've ever seen. After sampling all 3, my opinion on this brewery is now completely changed. Quite possibly the best oatmeal stout I've had.
Serving type: bottle
04-19-2013 19:49:01 | More by JamesQuaff
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4.2/5 rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25
Poured from a bottle into a snifter at around 45 degrees Fahrenheit
Appearance: Almost black with little to no tent when put up to the light. Two finger frothy tan head with ton of lacing
Smell: A tart, almost wine-like aroma straight out the fridge, but as it warms it mellows out and I pick up chocolate, oats, toffee, and a hint of roasted malts
Taste: Dark fruits upfront with a chocolate and oat finish. Very slight roasted malt presence
Mouthfeel: Medium body; Smooth as silk with a dry finish
Overall: I had the Taddy Porter and this back to back and find the two very similar, with this having a oat character of course, less dark fruit, and a more pronounced chocolate and toffee character. Both are solid offerings if a little light. However, SS do make some of the smoothest beers I've had. I prefer this over the porter, but ill stick with the imperial stout over both of these for now. Next up is the nut brown ale
Serving type: bottle
07-08-2014 07:25:04 | More by Bone53
Samuel Smith's Oatmeal Stout from Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)
94 out of 100 based on 5,144 ratings.