Samuel Smith's Oatmeal Stout - Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)
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Reviews by damndirtyape:
4/5 rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4
Single bottle (no date I could find) poured into a Nonic glass.
Appearance: Very dark brown - almost lets no light through but you can make out the color if you hold it up to the light. Pours a huge thick head that dies down to 1/8" across the top. Lots of lacing as I drank it down.
Smell: In the bottle I got yeasty bread. In the glass I got some faint roasted smells...I think the title of the beer is making me think I smell oatmeal but it's breadlike with some yeasty notes. Not very strong either way but as it warms up, yep, I'm definitely getting oats, like dry oatmeal in the bowl before you add something to cook it up.
Taste: Some hints of bittersweet chocolate, molasses, and a slight metallic finish, although as it warms up that metallic finish gets replaced with a bitter finish.
Mouthfeel: Amazingly creamy and smooth. Thick and goes down nice. Just a hint of carbonation on the tongue.
Drinkability: This is good, but I think I must have it with a meal. This isn't a beer (for me anyway) for just drinking by itself, but it does go well with a meal (burger and fries in this case).
Serving type: bottle
02-28-2010 23:50:09 | More by damndirtyape
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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 5,227 ratings.