Samuel Smith's Oatmeal Stout - Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)
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Reviews by Roke87:
4.03/5 rDev -4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
550mL bottle, slightly chilled and poured into a Duvel tulip.
Appearance- Pours like a black hole, no light penetrating this one from any angle. Average pours yields two fingers of soapy, bubbly tan head that somewhat quickly dissipates to a bubbly top and a nice thick ring around the glass, leaving lots of nice spider lacing throughout till finish.
Smell- Not a whole lot going on in the nose, the only things I can really pick out are mild roasted malt and alcohol, and maybe a bit of a sweet toffee aroma coming through as well.
Taste- Very sweet right off the bat with a toffee taste to it, again I can really taste the alcohol which is weird for such a low ABV stout. Roasted malts and oatmeal are next to make an appearance on the scene, with an ever so mild chocolate and coffee taste in there as well.
Mouthfeel- Light to medium bodied, with average carbonation, this stout is very smooth going down.
Overall- I don’t think I should have reviewed this one after drinking such an amazing beer before because this one is definitely a lot more average than I expected for “the celebrated oatmeal stout” Very much a british style stout, and very basic in both the tastes and smells unlike its north american counterpart. It is a nice stout don’t get me wrong but nothing amazing to be honest.
Serving type: bottle
08-14-2011 05:31:11 | More by Roke87
More User Reviews:
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 5,233 ratings.