Young's Oatmeal Stout - Wells & Young's Ltd
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3.1/5 rDev -22.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
Pours from a dark brown 22oz bottle into my nonic glass a typical black; Not quite a black hole, but dark indeed, with a couple thin ruby dots appearing when held up to a bright light. Head a lot thinner than I'd like, mild retention, but at least it covers the whole beer after receding.
Smell okay for the style; Coffee (with lots and lots of sugar the way my BM1 drank it on the bridge), oats, a tiny hint of acidity, bread and honey.
Taste appealing, but a little thin. There's a smokiness I haven't noticed in other Oatmeal Stouts that turns me off rather a lot - reminds me unpleasantly of a smoked porter; Coffee and bitter cocoa mix flavors.
Mouthfeel not as sumptuous as I've come to desire from a stout, a little too thin, almost like a porter. Carbonation is light and swishy, about how it should be. There's too much bite, not enough velvety clinging.
I suppose for this beer drinkability gets an ok score because this would make a great session stout. Actually, if I was in the mood for a session and didn't want to get full, this stout would do well. It doesn't do anything wrong, really, it's just not a Meal in a Bottle, which is how I like my stouts. You could drink lots of these without getting full. I personally wouldn't because I don't think it's all that satisfying an experience.
Serving type: bottle
01-01-2006 11:11:44 | More by Tupperwolf
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