Samuel Smith's Oatmeal Stout - Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)
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Reviews by LyonsHead:
4.85/5 rDev +14.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5
A: Almost black with dark ruby highlight. Thick creamy tan head with very small bubbles. head sticks around, there is great lacing
S: I get a big whiff of fresh dark breads, A nice malty sweetness here as well. Roasted malt is very restrained in the nose but there is a slight toasty note. No fruitiness or hop aroma to speak of
T: begins with that same fresh bread that is in the smell. moves to a nice malty sweetness (coffee with cream) , followed by the roast character. The beer finishes with a roast character that gives the perception of dryness but there is some residual sweetness that creeps back in. There is not oatmeal flavor present, but as the style suggest its presence rounds out the flavors of the beer which, in my opinion, has definitely happened here.
M: medium-full body, silky smooth but with a slick feel from the oatmeal
D: exceptional on this beer. The flavor is so well put together, it is complex but not overwhelming, the oats do an amazing job or rounding everything out. This beer rolls over your tongue incredibly gracefully and the finish leaves you dying for another sip. Great example of the style
Serving type: bottle
02-15-2010 22:57:08 | More by LyonsHead
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4.24/5 rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
Look: A Very deep dark brown. Poured into a snifter it appears almost black. Into a pint, it may appear a but more brown, I think. Big fluffy, cream colored head which is retains fairly well.
Smell: Oats, dark roasty malts. A somewhat sugary, creamy smell to it.
Taste: Smooth and sweet, with an oaty, maltiness to it, and a slight bitter finish to it.
Feel: This is excellent. VERY smoothy and creamy texture. The carbonation is just right.
Overall: Excellent beer. Last time I drank this was as dessert after a Steak topped with blue cheese crumbles, so I remember it being sweeter the previous time I had it.
Serving type: bottle
07-21-2014 23:23:00 | More by EvoRich
Samuel Smith's Oatmeal Stout from Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)
94 out of 100 based on 5,209 ratings.