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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4.25/5 rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Poured from 550ml bottle into a Guinness pint glass.
A- Pours pretty dark black, when held to light there is a slight amount coming through on the edges revealing a deep coffee brown. Two finger mocha head.
S- Getting some fruity chocolate notes, maybe a little dried cherry, light dark roast.
T- Similar to aroma, bittersweet chocolate, fruity acidity, light coffee. Finish is a nice lingering bittersweet chocolate.
M- Medium, silky and smooth. Really nice for a 5% beer.
O- This is maybe the best sessionable stout I have come across and I'm glad I can easily find it at my local grocery store, it's even on sale from time to time. I do wish I could find it on tap more though. All of Samuel Smith's dark beers are impressive and I suggest everyone try them at least once. One of the best things about this beer is the mouthfeel, the oatmeal really gives it that silky texture that I love in my dark beers. This is also one of the first beers I had when I was getting in to craft beer, back when I wasn't really into IPAs.
Serving type: bottle
07-24-2014 04:47:36 | More by PaulyB83
Samuel Smith's Oatmeal Stout from Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)
94 out of 100 based on 5,228 ratings.