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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4.24/5 rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
Look: A Very deep dark brown. Poured into a snifter it appears almost black. Into a pint, it may appear a but more brown, I think. Big fluffy, cream colored head which is retains fairly well.
Smell: Oats, dark roasty malts. A somewhat sugary, creamy smell to it.
Taste: Smooth and sweet, with an oaty, maltiness to it, and a slight bitter finish to it.
Feel: This is excellent. VERY smoothy and creamy texture. The carbonation is just right.
Overall: Excellent beer. Last time I drank this was as dessert after a Steak topped with blue cheese crumbles, so I remember it being sweeter the previous time I had it.
Serving type: bottle
07-21-2014 23:23:00 | More by EvoRich
Samuel Smith's Oatmeal Stout from Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)
94 out of 100 based on 5,208 ratings.