Samuel Smith's Oatmeal Stout - Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)
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4.25/5 rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
18.7 ounce bomber, poured into my Rivertowne Pourhouse Irish Tulip.
A: Hazy deep dark brown, just barely translucent, with a big rich light-brown head on top that dissipated slowly. These irish tulips always do such a nice job with presenting a dark stout with good head retention.
S: Roasty notes, chocolate, maybe just a hint of something *cherry* back there? Perhaps my nose is deceiving me...
T: Nope. There's something *funky* and sour on this, not sure if it's intentional or not, but I'm really digging it. It pairs nicely with the chocolate presence. Roasted malt is always present, but never *loud*. There's even a *creaminess* characteristic that I think might be brought on by tthe Oatmeal, but oatmeal done in an understated manner (unlike Southern Tier Oat, for example).
M: Light and creamy, carbonation is low but appropriate given the other characteristics of the beer. I think a highly carbonated beer would be distracting. The finish is rather wet and semi-sweet.
D/O: An enjoyable brew. No problem finishing the 18.7 ounces. Definitely repeatable.
Serving type: bottle
05-09-2012 01:38:35 | More by psuKinger
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