Samuel Smith's Oatmeal Stout - Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)
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Reviews by divineaudio:
4.35/5 rDev +3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
a - pours a nearly opaque dark brown with just a hint of red highlights. forms a thick, foamy, tan colored head that sticks around and leaves fairly complex lacing patterns in the glass.
s - slightly nutty, chocolate malt, faint vanilla, faint mineral character.
t - rich and complex. roasted malts prevail, but do not overpower the oats. notes of chocolate, vanilla, and cola are also present with ample hop bitterness for balance.
m - full bodied and kinda chewy, but not quite heavy. adequate carbonation, however the co2 profile is a bit on the coarse side for my liking.
d - this is a great session beer and an excellent example of the style. could drink this all day if i pace myself, especially so in the cold michigan winter months. also, this beer pairs especially well with drier cheeses like sharp cheddar and provolone.
Serving type: bottle
02-24-2010 23:02:04 | More by divineaudio
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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 5,232 ratings.