Samuel Smith's Oatmeal Stout - Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)
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Reviews by musingmonkey:
4.1/5 rDev -2.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
This beer is one of the most aesthetically pleasing I've poured. Deep and dark, with a solid, puffy head of creamy-tan appearance. It looks, come to think of it, like a giant goblet of espresso, complete with a glorious crema crown.
Scent is a sweet combination of treacle and unobtrusive yeast.
The striking initial flavour is molasses and burn toast. Sweet, but slight bitterness in the finish that linger thick on the back of the tongue. It feels medium bodied, but lightened somewhat by its carbonation.
A very drinkable stout. Oat flavours are not as evident as I'd anticipated, nor is it particularly complex. I was probably expecting a little more, and yet it is still very hard to fault this beer, as my score will ultimately reflect.
Not a beer I will be rushing back to, but a solid, quality product nevertheless that I know will pass over the lips happily enough somewhere in the future.
Serving type: bottle
01-25-2006 03:14:45 | More by musingmonkey
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