Samuel Smith's Oatmeal Stout - Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)
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Ratings: 5,148 | Reviews: 2,104 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by sommersb:
4.48/5 rDev +6.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
Tasted On: 11-08-2012
Freshness: Not indicated
Packaging: 550ml brown bottle, pry-cap with foil
Glassware: Samuel Smith tulip pint
Purchased: Single from Midtown, Nashville
Dark, dark brown beer with red highlights. Head is tan, rocky and huge, showing excellent lacing and retention that stays until the last sip -- a beautiful stout.
Aromas feature dark, sweet malts, like a rich chocolate milkshake but with a roasted quality. Also has smells of molasses and brown bread.
The taste includes flavors of bittersweet chocolate, dark roasted coffee/malts, breadiness and a low earthy hop bitterness.
Mouthfeel has a smooth and creamy texture from the oatmeal, with a medium amount of carbonation. Full-bodied, it finishes with notes of chocolate, toasted breads, lightly sweet with a light bitterness too.
Overall, this is a real treat of a stout and seems to embody the style perfectly.
Serving type: bottle
11-09-2012 02:28:28 | More by sommersb
More User Reviews:
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 5,148 ratings.