Samuel Smith's Oatmeal Stout - Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)
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Reviews by bnes09:
3.93/5 rDev -6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Look is opaque black with red tint when held up to light. A thick tan head appears on the pour with excellent retention and leaves a blanket of lace behing.
Smell is pleasant and consists of a mild roasted character with a hefty dose of molasses as well.
The taste was slightly disappointing for me and I would only place it slightly above average. Molasses sweetness arouses the palate immediately followed by the roasted malt and finally the oats. The roasted character comes through in the form of coffee and dark chocolate but is slightly weak for a stout in my opinion. Hops are also hardly detectable. Brew finishes dry and mildly bitter.
Although there is a bitter, dry finish, the mouthfeel is very smooth. It has a light to medium body with a hint of carbonation that tickles the tongue.
Due to the lighter body and smooth mouthfeel, this one is very drinkable.
Overall, a solid choice for an oatmeal stout. My only real complaint is that it provided less of a bold roasted malt character that I love so much about stouts. Nonetheless, it boasts a complex flavor, solid appearance, and is exceptionally easy to drink. I would suggest trying it if you have not already.
Serving type: bottle
11-05-2009 05:34:32 | More by bnes09
More User Reviews:
4.48/5 rDev +6.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5
A: Very dark color sporting a huge 3 finger head. The head recedes quite slowly.
S: Roasty malt smells. Some coffee and hint of espresso.
T: This is like all stouts with me - it is totally different as it warms. Extremely pleasant taste. Malts, coffee, toasted marshmallow, and slight booze taste (despite the low ABV)
M: Once warmed a bit this is amazing. Extraordinarily smooth and easy on the palate.
O: Patience is rewarded with this one. It is amazingly smooth and has a deep character that comes out more and more as it warms. Great beer that will be on my short list.
Serving type: bottle
03-15-2014 01:29:58 | More by fscottkey
Samuel Smith's Oatmeal Stout from Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)
94 out of 100 based on 4,842 ratings.