Samuel Smith's Oatmeal Stout - Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)
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4.43/5 rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
Poured from a 550 ml. bottle into my Samuel Smith nonic.
A: Dark brown, almost black. Pours into a 3 finger, foamy, tan head. Slowly dissipates unevenly leaving sticky lacing on the sides of the glass. Plenty of lacing remains as you drink it down.
S: A sweet but heavy malt. Grainy, nutty, a little mocha, chocolate, and a hint of nutmeg and molasses.
T: Heavy robust malt, with a hint of sweetness. The molasses and spice really come out. Just a bit bitter too.
M: Despite the robustness, has kind of a light feel on the palette. I think it's the sweetness, that fools you a bit. Lightly bitter aftertaste remains.
D: This beer is great to sip, but be careful... you can easily power it down too.
Atmosphere is great. Beautiful appearance, and a great, complex, well-balanced nose. Flavor is a near-perfect balance of hearty malt, sweetness, and bitterness. Overall, this is a great quaff.
Serving type: bottle
12-13-2009 05:10:08 | More by bmwats
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