Samuel Smith's Oatmeal Stout - Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)
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Reviews by Romulus141:
3.83/5 rDev -9.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
Poured into a hefeweisse glass.
Appearance: Poured a deep, beautiful brown with a fluffy, caramel colored head. The head remained for some time, and slowly dissipated into a light layer of foam on the top of the brew. Lacing is apparent on all sides of the glass. Through the light, a slight red tint is visible. All around good looking.
Smell: A deep, grainy smell. There is a sweetness about it. There are hints of oats, and even a slight coffee-like aroma. The scent is strong and pleasant. It really gives a good indicator that the taste will be powerful.
Taste: As the smell suggests, this has a strong taste. There are different characteristics. Initially, there is a smokey character to the taste, which is followed by a splash of sweetness. The finish brings out the oat character of this stout. There is a coffee taste hidden among the oats. There is a wonderful balance between sweetness and tartness.
Mouthfeel: Thick, just like you would expect a stout to be. There is a little carbonation present. However, although the texture is thick, it is not syrupy, which is a plus. Overall, the mouthfeel is good, but it isn't amazing either.
Drinkability: This is rich, and definitely a sipper. It'd be tough to drink a multitude of these in a single session. You'll definitely want to finish your glass, but afterwards you'll want to reach for something lighter.
Recommended. Samuel Smith continues to live up to its good name.
Serving type: bottle
04-11-2007 01:46:29 | More by Romulus141
More User Reviews:
4.06/5 rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
A-Pitch black pour with thick tan head that virtually disappears after a drink or two leaving faint foamy lacing.
S- This smells sweet and floral. No alcohol presence in the nose.
T- Smooth and sweet. Roasted malt and oaty sweetness.
M-Lighter than anticipated. Great carbonation.
O- A staple in the stout category..but nothing too extravagant. Simple yet elegant.
Serving type: bottle
03-08-2014 22:45:19 | More by Nostrajonus
Samuel Smith's Oatmeal Stout from Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)
94 out of 100 based on 4,830 ratings.