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:
4.2/5 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 5,148 ratings.