Samuel Smith's Oatmeal Stout - Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)
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4.03/5 rDev -4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
A: A thing of beauty: a deep, dark, inky black beer, with a thick fluffy dark tan head of uniform bubbles that lingers. Great lacing. 4.5/5
S: The usual sweet stouty smells--chocolate, dark coffee, a bit of caramel--but offset with just a bitter touch of molasses. 3.5/5
T: Yum in a glass: spicy, dark malty, caramel, gummy, hints of caramel and brown sugar and chocolate, but still lighter and more drinkable than other stouts. 4/5
M: Thick, chewy, gummy, with a clingy tart lingering aftertaste. Moderately to undercarbonated, which contributed to the initial sweetness. 4/5
O: Just a great beer, with many classic stout flavors blended well, but overly thick or overly sweet. Just the look of the poured beer is frankly my favorite look in a beer, what gets me the most excited visually: that dark bottom and nice strong stiff head. For me, it's a perfect pair with sticky cakes (shoofly pie, sticky buns), strong smoked meats, or just a gray morning. 4.5/5
Serving type: bottle
12-01-2012 21:56:34 | More by brother_rat
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