Samuel Smith's Oatmeal Stout - Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)
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Reviews by NolateM:
3.98/5 rDev -5.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Poured into a mug. Solid black, with a slightly tan head, some pretty decent lacing.
Aroma is of strong coffee and dark chocolate. A hint of smoke.
Flavor going down is DEFINITELY dark chocolate, and slightly smokey. The aftertaste has a strong coffee ice cream kind of a flavor, with a hint of tiramisu. Definitely does taste stronger than just 5% though. There is a bit of skunkiness which I could do without, but it's not a big deal. Probably slightly light-struck cuz of the clear bottle.
Admittedly, I succumbed to a BA taboo by writing this review while slightly inebriated, but the flavors and aromas were so strong (especially after drinking Red Hook IPAs, which flavorwise were lighter) that it didn't even matter if my senses were slightly dulled, this beer packed a whallop of flavor! A great dessert brew.
Serving type: bottle
06-08-2006 18:19:37 | More by NolateM
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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 5,231 ratings.