Samuel Smith's Oatmeal Stout - Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)
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3.99/5 rDev -5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
550ml bottle poured into large mug.
A: Pours an opaque black with blood red highlights as its held to the light. A moderately frothy beige head starts at two fingers but eventually simmers down to a khaki film on top of the beer. Not overly impressive, but great color for a stout sitting at only 5% ABV.
S: Nose is definitely a little more subdued and cleaner than most stouts, but some oatmeal, mild roast coffee, and milk chocolate can be detected.
T: Unlike the nose, the flavor is quite substantial. Loads of sweet malts up front. Oatmeal, chocolate, toffee, light hints of brown sugar. The middle gives way to some roastiness. Mild morning coffee.
M: Feels bigger than it actually is. Hefty medium with a ton of creaminess. Truly superb for a brew with an ABV as low as this. The carbonation is a bit too crisp and demanding for my liking, but that's but a small complaint.
O: I'm enjoying this quite a bit. I usually like my stouts a little bigger than this, but I have to say that the drinkability of this is without a doubt unmatched, and given how popular/available this is, it'll find its way back into my fridge for sure.
Serving type: bottle
07-18-2014 23:33:17 | More by ThePaintedGrey
Samuel Smith's Oatmeal Stout from Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)
94 out of 100 based on 5,211 ratings.