Samuel Smith's Oatmeal Stout - Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)
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Reviews by Murrhey:
3.93/5 rDev -6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
Poured from a 500ml bottle into a pint glass. Reviewed live.
A- Nice dark tan finger width head. Middling retention. Dark ruby-red body. Almost mahogany color. Some watery lacing.
S- Tad skunky. Roast malts and chocolate with the distinct grain notes of an oatmeal. Some muted dark fruits as well?
T- Stout alright. Malty and chocolatey. Good flavor with a slight bitter finish.
M- Smooth and actually very light body. Some carbonation on the tongue, but very little.
O- I don't know if this is the best of the style. I feel like I've had better or at least more developed oatmeal stouts.
Serving type: bottle
02-26-2012 05:04:13 | More by Murrhey
More User Reviews:
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 5,147 ratings.