Samuel Smith's Oatmeal Stout - Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)
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Reviews by wanker:
4.38/5 rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 5
I approached this beer with some trepidation, since I - like others - had suffered skunked Samuel Smith beers in the past. Luckily, that was not to be the case this time. This beer was fresh, man -- no skunks for miles around.
Samuel Smith makes what is now my favorite oatmeal stout. That honor was previously held by Young's, but Sam Smith's is a more interesting, although perhaps not quite as smooth, oatmeal stout.
When I sipped this beer molasses was the flavor component that leaped out at me. The finish was also slightly sweet and syrupy, with that burnt molasses flavor in there.
This stout is as drinkable as they come and no sip is boring.
Serving type: bottle
11-02-2006 21:24:25 | More by wanker
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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 5,147 ratings.