Samuel Smith's Oatmeal Stout - Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)
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Reviews by alankwak:
4.35/5 rDev +3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4
Yummy...like Guinness on steriods.
A: Very dark red..nearly black...as it should be. Oh my....talk about head retention and lacing. This is awesome. The hallmark of good beer. Good head retention and lacing on a clean glass. This beer has it.
S: Very slight hop/malt mix on the nose. Not very strong and it shouldn't be.
T: Awe...light coffee and chocalate flavor...perfect. A tad hoppy but very good. Malt taste is there in good proportion.
M: I've never had a beer with such mouthfeel. This is an awesome beer in this regard. This is why I gave it a 5 in mouthfeel. Wonderful.
D: Very good. I mean I couldn't down these all night like a light lager or pils but it sure is a fine beer and very drinkable. Above average here.
Overall: It's true(as I've been told) Samuel Smith makes the highest quality brews. And this is one of them. Like Stout? Try this one.
Serving type: bottle
09-24-2005 03:30:11 | More by alankwak
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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 5,235 ratings.