Samuel Smith's Oatmeal Stout - Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)
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Reviews by RussBecker1:
4.6/5 rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Poured from a bottle into a pint glass.
A-Pours a thick inky black with an ever so slight lacing of deep chocolatey brown. The beer is a beauty to behold as its personality is abundant. It cries for any sort of frothy head however that would have been the cherry on top, but the most it could conjure up was about a quarter finger that faded immediately.
S-Deep roasted malts shine through, smelling far more like a porter than a stout, but the harshness of the malts are cut nicely by the sweetness oatmeal and every so often a whiff of coffee.
M-Lovely feel. Much smoother than I would have anticipated. Not as thick as it appears which makes each and every flavor of this brew stick to the mouth and ride straight through to the next sip.
T- This is a GREAT stout. As described by the nose, the smoked malts are the first flavor to greet the drinker, and they are huge. The initial taste does hint more towards a porter than a classic stout, but before too long the undertones of the beer swoop in and cut the sharp malts evening them out to perfection. Finally the flavors melt into a perfectly subtle sweetness that leaves the most incredible aftertaste in ones mouth. Truly fantastic balance and taste.
O-One of the very best stouts I have had, this was fantastic.
Serving type: bottle
09-06-2012 15:19:07 | More by RussBecker1
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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)
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