Samuel Smith's Oatmeal Stout - Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)
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Reviews by ScottyS:
4.58/5 rDev +8.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5
Bought one 550 ml bottle from local BevMo, cool old fashioned looking bottle... Looks like a tonic bottle or some kind of old fashioned remedy.
Poured into a Stone Brewing pint glass. This beer is dark with a thick frothy head that dissipates slowly and clings to the side. It smells great, like most stouts but I am not detecting any oatmeal in the scent... maybe my nose isn't that fine tuned.
It is heavy stuff, but goes down very smooth, and I think I tasted the oatmeal underneath all of the coffee, chocolate and other sweets in this brew. Finished the whole bottle in thirty minutes and thoroughly enjoyed it. This is definitely my go-to stout from now on... it blows Guinness out of the water.
I wish i could find stuff like this on tap in the states, but I know there is not much chance of that happening.
Serving type: bottle
04-19-2013 17:34:38 | More by ScottyS
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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 5,144 ratings.