Samuel Smith's Oatmeal Stout - Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)
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Reviews by trevorwideman:
4.5/5 rDev +6.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5
550ml bottle poured into a pint glass.
Black brew pours with a massive tan head that just won't quit. Carbonation is likely aggressive, I can't see it. Incredible bitter roasted malt aroma that combines with lots of grounded earthiness and a little bit of tobacco sweetness. Plum, raisin, and fig aromas begin to appear as the beer warms to ideal serving temperature.
Taste is just unreal. Sweet off the top with lots of juicy fruit flavours, and there's that chewing tobacco bittersweetness that comes through right after. Roasted malt is subdued but does lend a pleasant bitterness. Earthy aroma hops come through in spades, and then a butteriness just to keep it all mellow. This is so complex but exceptionally balanced. A beer that has all these brilliant flavourful aspects but manages to blend them and keep them in harmony is truly art. Mouthfeel is so smooth and the carbonation is British and restrained, but it's perfection for the style. Body is Medium, just enough to give you something to ponder but not ever too thick or syrupy. At 5% it's sessionable, and Lord knows I'd like more than one, but this is all I get. I dread the end of the glass.
Serving type: bottle
03-09-2007 04:07:49 | More by trevorwideman
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4.48/5 rDev +6.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5
A: Very dark color sporting a huge 3 finger head. The head recedes quite slowly.
S: Roasty malt smells. Some coffee and hint of espresso.
T: This is like all stouts with me - it is totally different as it warms. Extremely pleasant taste. Malts, coffee, toasted marshmallow, and slight booze taste (despite the low ABV)
M: Once warmed a bit this is amazing. Extraordinarily smooth and easy on the palate.
O: Patience is rewarded with this one. It is amazingly smooth and has a deep character that comes out more and more as it warms. Great beer that will be on my short list.
Serving type: bottle
03-15-2014 01:29:58 | More by fscottkey
Samuel Smith's Oatmeal Stout from Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)
94 out of 100 based on 4,842 ratings.