Samuel Smith's Oatmeal Stout - Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)
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Reviews by dmgeng:
4.36/5 rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
This is the first brew that I tried to copy with homebrew.
A - Deep brown/black/maroon color. Pours thick with dark creamy head with good lacing.
S - Strong malty smell with a roasted, grainy, oatmeal smell.
T - Great flavor having a robust character with a malty, roasty, chocolaty, and some like toffee/caramel taste. There is some faint bitterness from the black malt and hops but is very malt heavy and sweet.
M - Robust mouth-feel with low carbonation. Silky feel and a lingering sweetness that makes it a great winter beer.
Overall, this oatmeal stout is the gold standard in this style. It isn't as heavy as a RIS but it is a tasty brew. It has everything for the dark beer drinker. It's also a nice change of pace if you are used to drinking dry stouts like Guinness. I would strongly recommend this to anyone that likes darker beer.
Serving type: bottle
06-12-2013 15:04:22 | More by dmgeng
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4.2/5 rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25
Poured from a bottle into a snifter at around 45 degrees Fahrenheit
Appearance: Almost black with little to no tent when put up to the light. Two finger frothy tan head with ton of lacing
Smell: A tart, almost wine-like aroma straight out the fridge, but as it warms it mellows out and I pick up chocolate, oats, toffee, and a hint of roasted malts
Taste: Dark fruits upfront with a chocolate and oat finish. Very slight roasted malt presence
Mouthfeel: Medium body; Smooth as silk with a dry finish
Overall: I had the Taddy Porter and this back to back and find the two very similar, with this having a oat character of course, less dark fruit, and a more pronounced chocolate and toffee character. Both are solid offerings if a little light. However, SS do make some of the smoothest beers I've had. I prefer this over the porter, but ill stick with the imperial stout over both of these for now. Next up is the nut brown ale
Serving type: bottle
07-08-2014 07:25:04 | More by Bone53
Samuel Smith's Oatmeal Stout from Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)
94 out of 100 based on 5,152 ratings.