Samuel Smith's Oatmeal Stout - Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)
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Reviews by airheadmtrcycle:
4.58/5 rDev +8.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5
Certainly the first real beer I ever had. New year's eve in the 1980's sometime. Needless to say I was taken aback. I couldn't believe how good it smelled and tasted.
Jump forward over 20 years. Poured in a Sierra Nevada Becker. Sea foam, lace, dark and real! Smells of rich, roasted malts. Not much hop character to speak of, more of the old-fashioned English stout, sweet and luxurious.
The mouth feel is not too thick, but not at all watery. Perfect carbonation. I could session a few of these easily. One of the great beers despite all the progress made in America over the last 10-20 years.
Serving type: bottle
05-07-2011 21:45:54 | More by airheadmtrcycle
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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)
94 out of 100 based on 5,227 ratings.