Samuel Smith's Oatmeal Stout - Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)
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Reviews by MJR:
4.18/5 rDev -0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5
Appearance: Pours a deep black body that shows off a bit of really dark garnet and brown when held up to a strong light source. A nice, creamy tan head sits on top and sticks fairly well.
Smell: I pick up on roasted grains and a touch of burnt chocolate. Not nearly as strong as some stouts in the aroma department.
Taste: Well-roasted malts and a faint chocolate sweetness is the first impression I get. A decent amount of butterscotch/diacytel too. There's a small amount of hop flavor as it rushes down my throat. I like the smooth flavor imparted by the addition of oats...adds a bit of creaminess to the flavor. Great aftertaste. There's a lot of flavor in there, but it's more of a laid-back type of flavor. It doesn't demand your attention like, say, Bell's Kalamazoo Stout. I know...different type of stout, but that one reaches out and pulls you in. This beer has a very relaxed demeanor.
Mouthfeel: I think it's a bit thin for being an oatmeal stout: I expect a huge body and a thick, chewy mouthfeel and this one falls a bit short in this area.
Drinkability: Very good. Goes down smooth and easy.
A damn good stout, but in the Samuel Smith range, I'd take an Imperial Stout or Taddy Porter over this. I find this beer to be a bit 'overrated'...
Serving type: bottle
11-23-2002 22:02:25 | More by MJR
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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 5,206 ratings.