Samuel Smith's Oatmeal Stout - Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)
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Reviews by Siriusfisherman:
4.38/5 rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Appearance: Black, no detectable light coming through. Has a nice creamy brownish head that is stays a while and some great lacing up the side of the glass.
Smell: So clean, a light bitterness and roast note hits you first and then is rounded with some sweetness. Amazed by the crisp fresh smell that simultaneously gave of the roast character.
Taste: Lightly creamy body with a good fullness hits you immediately. A bittersweetness comes into play after a short time as well, lingering after the beer leaves your mouth.
Mouthfeel: The whole package has a nice silkiness to it, not to much but enough to make the beer go down easily and compliment the overall balance of the grain bill.
Overall: One of the most drinkable beers I have had. This is the kind of beer that you find yourself wanting to take gulps of, allowing the silky and roast body to fill your mouth. At only 5% abv. this could be your shot at a sessionable stout, so long as you don't fill up and can afford it. A sort of original in the brewing world as well, so it is hard to say anything bad about it at all. A great beer, looking forward to my second bottle.
Serving type: bottle
12-21-2011 18:09:43 | More by Siriusfisherman
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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 5,146 ratings.