Samuel Smith's Oatmeal Stout - Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)
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4.68/5 rDev +10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5
Yum! I love this beer.
Poured from the bottle into a pint glass. Deep, dark brown with a big floofy tan head that dissipates slowly and leaves lots of residue.
The smell makes this beer what it is. Heavy scents of caramel, toffee, and cotton candy, accompanied by port or sherry sweet alcoholiness, cherries, sweet grapes, and some nuts (pecans). I don't need to drink this beer, I can just sit there smelling it.
But, drink it I did. Mouthfeel is milky and coating. Taste almost lives up to the smell -- espresso, bitter dark chocolate, burnt malts. This beer has a great bitter punch which quickly fades into a sweet maltiness that lingers. Aftertaste is black coffee that slowly gets more sugary as the beer warms.
I still don't know which Oatmeal Stout I like better - this or the St. Amb's version. But there's always room for lots of both in my cupboard/fridge!
Serving type: bottle
11-07-2005 02:34:12 | More by crwills
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