Samuel Smith's Oatmeal Stout - Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)
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Reviews by lacqueredmouse:
3.05/5 rDev -27.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
Very dark black-brown, with hints of ruby blood-red when held to the light. Thickish head of surprisingly light white foam. Some lacing. Pancake bubbles across the surface. Nice.
Dry chocolate notes on the nose, with a light vinous character, a little vinegary even. Some grassy, green lucerne and grain characters, not terribly dark, a small amount of sugar syrup. Can't say I'm a huge fan to be honest. Pretty weak.
Taste is a little better, a little syrupy sugar, but a dark malt character at the back to cleanse with a little bitterness. Mouthfeel quite thin, and there is that lingering sour character that's just out of place. The slight sugar syrup character lingers a little too much on the back too. Again. it's got some nice characters, but I'm not a big fan.
No, it doesn't do it for me overall. It's just too light and a little to sickly. It needs some depth and body behind it. There are some decent characters, but there are also some odd notes that put me off.
Serving type: bottle
08-03-2009 01:54:27 | More by lacqueredmouse
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4.48/5 rDev +6.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5
A: Very dark color sporting a huge 3 finger head. The head recedes quite slowly.
S: Roasty malt smells. Some coffee and hint of espresso.
T: This is like all stouts with me - it is totally different as it warms. Extremely pleasant taste. Malts, coffee, toasted marshmallow, and slight booze taste (despite the low ABV)
M: Once warmed a bit this is amazing. Extraordinarily smooth and easy on the palate.
O: Patience is rewarded with this one. It is amazingly smooth and has a deep character that comes out more and more as it warms. Great beer that will be on my short list.
Serving type: bottle
03-15-2014 01:29:58 | More by fscottkey
Samuel Smith's Oatmeal Stout from Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)
94 out of 100 based on 4,842 ratings.