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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4.25/5 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)
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