Samuel Smith's Oatmeal Stout - Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)
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Reviews by nhindian:
4.15/5 rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5
Saw a nice gift set at Wegman's the other day. Included this, the Nut Brown Ale, and Pale Ale, along with a nice imperial pint glass. I was interesting in trying the Oatmeal Stout again, and this deal was too good to pass up at $10.99. Each bottle separately is around $5 so you pretty much get a free beer and glass this way. Nice!
A - Pours a silky smooth, oil black with only a smidge of dark brown highlight at the bottom of the glass. Builds about a 1-fingered head that surprisingly disappears within minutes. Low to moderate lace trails. Can see traces of carbonation rushing up the sides of the glass.
S - Smell is relatively mild. Getting bits of coffee and roasted barley and deep, heavy grains. Not complex but enjoyable given the low ABV. All around really centered on the grain and malt profiles almost no appearance of hops.
T - Taste is again, not incredibly complex or robust but it's insanely balanced and goes down so easily. As in the nose, the flavors are predominantly coffee and earthy grains. Really get the barley and oatmeal flavors behind the coffee. Touches of bitter and alcohol at the end but only very faintly.
M - Mouthfeel is fantastic. The blackness of this beer really conceals the carbonation, which is active in the mouth to make everything blend that much better. Coffee flavor sticks around and it's relatively heavy bodied considering it's not a 'giant' beer. Coats the mouth with its long finish.
D - Drinkability is amazing as well. The adjective I can best describe this beer is 'creamy' and 'velvety smooth'. Everything about it comes together quite well and as I finish this review I am almost done with all 18.7oz. Scary drinkable, but thankfully the low ABV keeps you standing.
Serving type: bottle
11-13-2010 03:00:31 | More by nhindian
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4.24/5 rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
Look: A Very deep dark brown. Poured into a snifter it appears almost black. Into a pint, it may appear a but more brown, I think. Big fluffy, cream colored head which is retains fairly well.
Smell: Oats, dark roasty malts. A somewhat sugary, creamy smell to it.
Taste: Smooth and sweet, with an oaty, maltiness to it, and a slight bitter finish to it.
Feel: This is excellent. VERY smoothy and creamy texture. The carbonation is just right.
Overall: Excellent beer. Last time I drank this was as dessert after a Steak topped with blue cheese crumbles, so I remember it being sweeter the previous time I had it.
Serving type: bottle
07-21-2014 23:23:00 | More by EvoRich
Samuel Smith's Oatmeal Stout from Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)
94 out of 100 based on 5,208 ratings.