Samuel Smith's Oatmeal Stout - Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)
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Reviews by foles:
3.3/5 rDev -21.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
I had high hopes for this beer, given the reputation of the brewery and the quality of the other beers they have on offer.
I must say I was slightly disappointed. The presentation was immaculate - fluffy tanned head, jet black. But I found the taste a little one dimensional. A straight out bitterness from the lips to the back of the palate, a simple roasted quality, a bit of cocoa, and not a whole lot else in terms of complexity. I did like the muddy slippery feel to it though
The bottle expires in Nov 08, so wasnt out of date, but wasnt fresh either. A solid offering, but I have had better oatmeal stouts .
Serving type: bottle
07-06-2008 11:54:31 | More by foles
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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.