Samuel Smith's Oatmeal Stout - Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)
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Reviews by ONovoMexicano:
4.49/5 rDev +6.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5
Bought a 3-pack of Samuel Smith's beers with a pint glass for $12 at Trader Joe's, seemed like a great deal.
The beer is dark black and produces a massive head that surged out of the glass. Once under control, the head formed into a sort of peak well above the lip of the glass and rested there for nearly 5 minutes. Such a splendid sight and really it was impressive to see such persistence in a head before.
As for the smell, the beer is sweet, molasses-like and has roasted malt, coffee and chocolate notes to it.
The taste is again sweeter than I expected, but it's a good sweet, much like a milk stout. Add to this the incredibly smooth and creamy mouthfeel and this beer starts to resemble a dessert. Yet, the booze does show up and, alongside the darker roasted malt notes, rein in this beer before it becomes too much like drinking a milkshake. It's a great balancing act that the beer achieves and on smoothness and creaminess, I don't think I've ever had a beer anything quite like this.
Outstanding beer and one that I'm glad I revisited.
Serving type: bottle
10-21-2013 21:05:24 | More by ONovoMexicano
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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 5,228 ratings.