Samuel Smith's Oatmeal Stout - Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)
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Reviews by srandycarter:
4.55/5 rDev +7.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5
2012 Update Old review follows from 2007
A - Dark cola brown, generous tan head, fizzles down to a ring pretty quick. Some very sparce lace.
S - Coffee and sweet malt.
T - Just the right amount of light sweetness, light bitter coffee and charred graininess wash over the tongue.
M - Beautiful mouthfilling, hits all the points then vanishes pretty close to neutral.
D - So easy to drink and low abv... The very definition of session.
Into the tulip
A - Black with huge off white head. Aggressive thin sudsy lacing.
S - My favorite part of this beer. Chocolate, coffee, green veggies.
T- The smell does it well. The taste does not compare.
M - See Taste
D - See taste and mouthfeel. Basically, this beer runs short of the smell and my expectations. Still, a pretty good beer...
Serving type: bottle
12-06-2007 05:11:53 | More by srandycarter
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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 5,227 ratings.