Samuel Smith's Oatmeal Stout - Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)
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Reviews by eporter66:
3.45/5 rDev -18.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
550ml Bottle into pint glass
My first Sam Smith was the Imperial Russian Stout, which I know most wont consider strong, but I found a boozy flavor which was a turn off. Seeing that this had a normal range ABV, and such great ratings, it was time to try again.
A - Great appearance, black body, with brownish thick 2 finger head.
S - Underwhelming, I did not get much aroma
T - A good flavor, roasted malts, some chocolate, but again, with all the praise, I was just not blown away. There is a bitter character in the back of the mouth, aftertaste. I have had better more robust stouts in my limited samplings
M - Average, a little heavy on the carbonation for a stout to me.
D - Not a heavy beer, so it has a good drinkability.
Having read all the ratings & reviews first, my expectations were too high. Definitely a good beer/stout, and I will buy this again, but I guess I was expecting to find the Holy Grail of stouts, and I just dont see this as standing out above the pack.
Serving type: bottle
03-26-2009 03:04:38 | More by eporter66
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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 5,235 ratings.