Samuel Smith's Oatmeal Stout - Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)
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4.1/5 rDev -2.8%
Not as chewy and more drinkable thant St. Ambroise. Dark brown with sudsy head. Drink your oatmeal! Taste is strong in-you-face. Almost thought it was a higher alcohol content. Nice with my roast beef lunch. Had a second almost two years later and my mates didn't like it, but I liked understated stout taste.
01-18-2004 03:58:48 | More by Sammy
4.7/5 rDev +11.4%
A - Pours the color of dark coffee with a cola fizz colored 2 inch head. There is good lacing on this beer as I drank it down.
S - Smells of oats, chocolate, and black licorice as it warmed.
T - Coffee, oatmeal, with a bittersweet chocolate finish.
M - This beer is extremely rich, smooth, and creamy. The carbonation on this beer is not very noticable.
D - This is a very easy to drink stout. There is a certain tasty thickness to it but that doesn't deter from the fact that it is extremely quaffable. There is little bitterness to this beer and it makes itself known as more of a bittersweet chocolate flavor.
04-04-2010 05:31:42 | More by UCLABrewN84
4.2/5 rDev -0.5%
Pours a nice, dark brown with a fairly-nice tannish head with some lacing. The smell is lots of malty bread with a bit of a roasted character. Taste adds a little bit of chocolate to the mix. The mouthfeel is very, very nice with a beautiful smoothness from the oats. Very drinkable. A beautiful cold weather session brew.
03-12-2010 11:52:01 | More by Thorpe429
4.22/5 rDev 0%
A: Poured dark black with a creamy tan head. There's a moderate level of carbonation and a good amount of head retention.
S: There are light aromas of dark malts, oatmeal and some sweetness.
T: The taste has a good mix of flavors including chocolate, nuts, oats and roasted malts. The overall taste is somewhat sweet.
M: It feels medium-bodied and slightly creamy on the palate.
D: This beer is very drinkable and would be an easy one to put down a few of when the temperature is cold.
04-20-2010 02:25:12 | More by metter98
4.43/5 rDev +5%
Deep, dark mahogany brown with lighter brown, almost ruby, highlights. The cap has the color and surface texture of a freshly-baked oatmeal cookie. It's frothysticky, reasonably persistent and leaves a few small sheets and a few wisps of lace behind when it fades.
The nose is a little more subdued than some stouts, but a chocolate-covered coffee bean character is evident. Flavors include warm molasses cookies and coffee, along with very little chocolate. Oatmeal comes to the forefront as it warms and the beer becomes even more delicious as a result.
The mouthfeel is medium in heft, smooth and not especially creamy. There's a little too much carbonation for my tastes.
This is supremely drinkable beer that I'm enjoying immensely. Here's the short version of this review: Samuel Smith's Oatmeal Stout is a widely available, easy drinking, delicious version of an oatmeal stout and is one that will always have a place in my beer fridge.
01-23-2004 18:37:14 | More by BuckeyeNation
4.18/5 rDev -0.9%
Appearance: A creamy tan head tops the dark chocolate liquid that, despite its color lets some ruby highlights through; plenty of lacing webs the glass
Smell: Very roasty, with dark chocolate, mocha and oats
Taste: The cereal flavor is present up front, with roasted grain and oat flavors, joined by the mocha and dark chocolate, by mid-palate; after the swallow, dark fruit flavors arrive to add complexity, but the balance in the finish is remarkable
Mouthfeel: Medium to full body, with a creamy texture; moderate carbonation
Drinkability: The balance of this stout really sets it apart from most other renditions
03-29-2009 20:23:01 | More by brentk56
4.68/5 rDev +10.9%
I am sorry but this has to be one of the best beers ever made. A staple of my early craft years, I had long forgotten how good it was. I picked up a bottle on the local shelf on my way home tonight and cracked it open after dinner, poured into a pint glass and consumed on 08/13/2010.
Perfect dark brown color with a creamy tan head that reached about an inch up the side of the glass and had incredible retention. One of the best looking beers of any style I have ever seen, looking at it now some twenty minutes in the thick coating all along the glass is immense.
Aroma is sweet roasted malts, oasts, chocolate, rich an creamy caramel and vanilla. So full and rich, with a creaminess to the feel that is unmatched in the style. Each sip starts with a smooth, almost mousse like feel across the tongue, which evolves into rich chocolate and incredible depth of roasted malts. Light touches of hops come across on the finish giving it the slightest hint of bitterness in the finish before the final taste of sweet malts wrings itself out across the palate.
Overall it really does not get better then this, the hallmark people should strive for.
08-14-2010 01:05:58 | More by mikesgroove
4.38/5 rDev +3.8%
The bar that I compare other Oatmeal Stouts with. Pours a nearly opaque black. Only very dark ruby highlights shine through. Forms a stiff tan head that remains and laces. Smells mildly of barley malt, roasted malt, chocolate, and cappuchino. Throw in some mild souring as well. No hop aromas. Flavors are similar to those in the nose, only much more bold, rich, and full. Never gets astringent or grainy. Big body finishes with flavors of plumbs and grapes (not wine). Finishes silky smooth, modestly sweet. The oatmeal rarely shows flavors but adds to the richness and smoothness of the beer. I highly recomend.
09-02-2005 20:47:02 | More by BEERchitect
4.4/5 rDev +4.3%
Just cracked open a year old bottle and poured into pint glass. I'm not sure why I was worried about its age. It poured black as night with a beautiful huge foamy tan head. This brings me back as I used to drink this in my youth. Clearly a Classic oatmeal stout. Dark dark color, almost black. Smooth and silky.
Serving type: 12oz bottle
09-30-2010 02:31:06 | More by acurtis
4/5 rDev -5.2%
Bottle Poured a pitch-black brew with a nice dark foamy head. Aroma is very sweet with linger of maltness. Taste is very sweet with some coffee and chocolate. No strong aftertaste or bitterness. This is a very creamy, easy beer. You can go wrong with that oatmeal stout if youre a fan of the style.
02-09-2004 18:01:03 | More by Phyl21ca
3.65/5 rDev -13.5%
Appearance: Pours an opaque black body with a small, creamy, light yellowish head.
Smell: Sweetish, malty aroma with hints of milk-soaked, cinnamon-sugar coated bread crusts and red wine.
Taste: The flavor is predominately sweet with flavors of chocolate, coffee, and molasses. There's also a slight roasty balancing bitterness, though it still manages to finish semi-sweet as the chocolate emerges once more.
Mouthfeel: Medium-thin body with a soft carbonation, but its silky smooth, I must say!
Drinkability: A nice, light, sweet stout fit for any time of day, including 8:30 in the morning!
04-03-2007 03:28:24 | More by ChainGangGuy
3.75/5 rDev -11.1%
This beer was good, first time I had it was at the Braveheart Highland Pub in Hellertown Pa. The beer is nice rich and dark. The aroma and taste reflect the look of te beer. This beer had a bit of a metallic flavor at first which faded in time. I liked the strong roasted flavors it had running through it. It was a good beer for sure. Enjoyed it even more the second time I had it.
03-24-2011 02:41:32 | More by Knapp85
4.38/5 rDev +3.8%
I think the best of the oatmeal stouts out there,pours a deep brown with a nice tan colored head that sticks very well.The aroma is very much like brown sugar and and roasted malt.The taste also has a brown sugar taste but a little more subdued with a nice roasted coffee taste ending nice and soft.Drinking this beer is a beer lovers experience.
08-19-2003 03:02:34 | More by oberon
4.33/5 rDev +2.6%
A - Poured out a dark, dark brown color with a foamy, capucino-like head that left soapy rings of lace.
S - It smelled of chocolate, hazelnut, and coffee beans.
T - Great chocolate and caramel flavors blend with a mild bitterness from the oats. It also had a slight nutty quality and floral notes.
M - It was soft, smooth and creamy. A medium-bodied beer.
D - This is a great oatmeal stout with a wonderful balance of sweet and bitter.
11-11-2008 02:21:08 | More by zeff80
Samuel Smith's Oatmeal Stout from Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)
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