Samuel Smith's Oatmeal Stout - Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)
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Reviews by kuranes:
4.38/5 rDev +3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
550 ml. into pint glass.
A: Pours dark and thick with beautiful caramel head. The head settles into crema and remained with the beer for the duration of its time in the glass (which wasn't terribly wrong. mmm, stout.)
S: Not as strong an aroma as I was expecting. Subtle notes of oatmeal accompanying a light malty sweetness.
T/M: At a time when it's en vogue to overdo every aspect of a beer's flavor, this stout banks on subtlety and grace. Tastes slightly sweet, with notes of chocolate, oatmeal, and coffee. Mouthfeel is thinner than expected, but not too watery. Finishes sweet and bubbly with the slightest wisp of bitterness in the aftertaste. When most newer stouts have flashy and insistent flavor, Sam Smith's Oatmeal Stout is understated and sublime.
D: I love it. It's cheap. I'll drink it all the time.
Serving type: bottle
01-05-2008 22:29:49 | More by kuranes
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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 5,144 ratings.