Samuel Smith's Oatmeal Stout - Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)
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Reviews by Stavage:
4.4/5 rDev +4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
Got a nice frothy tan head that retains well and leaves good lacing. The brew itself is ink black. Everything a stout should look like.
Very strong dark malt smell. I get scents of a dark bread, like rye or even pumpernickel. There is only a hint of this though, so I found it pleasant despite my dislike of pumpernickel. Also it is balanced by more cakey malt smells. There is a little bit of that acidic espresso scent in there, but not nearly as much as many of the other stouts I've been drinking lately.
The taste doesn't surprise, and it definitely does not disappoint. Lots of dark malt flavours. Savoury dark bread malts mixing well with sweeter heavy cake like malts. Just enough hops to balance things, though it definitely isn't a main player. There is an acidity in the flavour. Maybe a little too much for me, it leaves me with a slightly rough feeling in my throat. I also wish there was a little bit more in the way of chocolate and coffee flavours. Keep in mind these aren't gripes, but merely the factors missing that would have otherwise netted the taste a 5 from me.
Very full body, very creamy, for the most part very smooth (aside from that acidity that added a little roughness). Definitely a meal in a beer.
A great sipping stout. Will be stocking up on these when winter comes around again.
Serving type: bottle
10-16-2009 10:12:49 | More by Stavage
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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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