Samuel Smith's Oatmeal Stout - Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)
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4.4/5 rDev +4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Poured the 550ml bottle into a Sam Smith pint glass, served at room temperature.
A: Pours an almost black body, but it isn't impenetrable to the light. The head is fantastic, it's a light leather color that starts off at four fingers (due to my aggressive pour, and stays at one finger for quite a duration. Excellent (almost maddening) retention and lacing overall.
S: Baker's chocolate, roast, and a tiny bit of dark fruit and licorice. This is gonna be great...
T: Not quite as chocolatey as the nose would dictate. There's more of a roasted malt flavor as the dominating note, with generous hints of chocolate, coffee, licorice, smoke, and perhaps a little raisin appearing on the palate at various points. Quite complex, and quite delicious!
M: Medium carbonation, and I have to say, a little thin textured. Not watery by any stretch, though. The oats give it an excellent creaminess - though perhaps not quite as silky as I would have liked, and the finish is just dry enough to satisfy immensely. The drinkability factor is disturbing...I'm having to refrain from guzzling this down in one sip.
O: Once again, Sam Smith nails it. A bit pricey to be an everyday drinker, but cheap enough to make a fantastic once-a-weekend treat. Personally, I like the Sam Smith impy stout a hair more, but really, this is a must have for dark beer fans.
Serving type: bottle
12-30-2011 22:04:47 | More by ThisWangsChung
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