Samuel Smith's Oatmeal Stout - Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)
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Reviews by mwrseeley:
4.05/5 rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
Poured from a handsome 550ml bottle, purchased from the LCBO as part of a Samuel Smith boxset (pint glass included), this oatmeal stout featured a foamy beige cookie of a head. The body was opaque.
On the nose I detected coffee and feedmill-like molasses. The taste reminded me of the same and was sweeter than I expected, and, therefore, not as enjoyable as I had hoped for. A dry stout is more to my liking. I gradually took to the taste and by the last sip I was enjoying my drink.
This gently carbonated beer is rich on the tongue, nicely balanced and has a long finish.
Serving type: bottle
11-05-2008 21:12:02 | More by mwrseeley
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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 5,147 ratings.