Samuel Smith's Oatmeal Stout - Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)
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Reviews by pavandal:
4.43/5 rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5
I poured this fella into a big Troegs Brewery mug. It looked great, a great visual representation of what a stout should look like. the head was about half an inch thick, with a nice cream color. There was a great lacing in the glass as I enjoyed, a beautiful ripple going down the glass. The beer was black, no light coming through this sucker!
The scent was a little chocolatey, with a gentle citrusy crispness. If you really get a good, big whiff of it, you can smell a little bit of a coffee smell as well. Not bad!
The taste was very complex! hints of coffee, vanilla, chocolate, and a very very slight grapefruit-ish taste as well. I really enjoyed the taste and wanted to really explore the complexity of this brew, but it just tasted so damn good!
It actually felt very light for a stout, which is nice considering that the beer comes in a 550ml bottle. It tastes wonderful and is light enough that you can enjoy the whole bottle without feeling like you ate a steak dinner!
This is a fantastic beer, one that I'd love to have over and over again.
Serving type: bottle
01-09-2011 02:46:22 | More by pavandal
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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 5,152 ratings.