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Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by TheGoldsmith, Feb 2, 2013.
Sam Smith's is hard to beat. My next choice would be Rogue Shakespeare Stout.
I did like Sierra Nevada's beer camp imperial oatmeal stout this year, still got a few bottles hangin around.
Dark Horse One Oatmeal Stout.
My two favorites.
Sam Smith's is the Miller Lite of Oatmeal stouts.
It's all over the place and very easy to get!
And it's really hard to beat!
Cheers to Sam Smith for bringing the heat!
I had forgotten Shakespeare, which I did enjoy. I must say I was surprised to see Schlafly on here. It was one of the first oatmeal stouts I had after Sam Smith's, and as with many of their beers I found it not bad, but very underwhelming. There are many here I would love to try and will look for.
Any sweet or milk stout suggestions are welcome as well, though it's hard to compare across the style lines. As for the Left Hand Nitro suggestion, I have heard great things, but was again underwhelmed by the original Milk Stout of theirs. The nitro was not yet available in my area at the time. Is it considerably better?
Chocolate Oak Aged Yeti is really good.
Stay with me on this one....
Magic Hat Heart of Darkness.
Yes. Try it
Hell yeah it is.
Townhalls h2o oatmeal stout is the best I've tried. If you can land it, do it
Velvet Merlin is an amazing oatmeal stout, as well as Anderson Valley Barney Flats. My favorite, however, is Convict Hill from Independence out of Texas.
Moloko is a great milk stout when available
You do realize the British BA's don't consider any Sam Smith's beers, especially bottled, remotely close to their standards. Having been there many times, I understand why.
Not only is it not an oatmeal stout, you think the nitro "milkshake" effect on stouts is actually desirable - the double whammy.
If only there were some way to get the cask of ale from Britain over to the US...perhaps some magical flying machine or something
Came here to post this. I heard that Southern Tier is discontinuing it, though. if you see it, be sure to scoop it up.
This is a rather vague statement. Recommend some from their homeland, then. I just want to know what they are, even if I have to go overseas to find them.
Personally, I think the original is better.
Odell just released a chocolate milk stout, Lugene, which is good. Ska's Steel Toe Milk Stout is really good too. I don't think either are in the same league as the Left Hand though.
Aha! There's one of the 'ringwood' breweries I mentioned earlier in the thread- Jason's review even mentions butterscotch. I'm going to have to keep an eye out for it- thanks for the suggestion.
Convict Hill from Independence Brewery is very good.
If the mountain won't come to Mohammed then maybe Mohammed might go to the mountain ! There are flying machines for this
Belvoir Brewery's Oatmeal Stout is rather nice on cask.............
These are hardly oatmeal stouts.
Ipswich is my go-to oatmeal stout.
OP did include sweet stouts, too. Milk Stouts fall under that designation.
Fremont's Dark Star
Tyranena Devil Made Me Do It.
Bell's Special Double Cream
New Glarus Road Slush
Dark Horse One
I read that as well, along with Mokah and Jahva. Very disappointing.
Ipswich Oatmeal and Wolavers Oatmeal
Personally I didn't care for Southern Tier Oat, Heart of Darkness or the Ipswich.......I agree with the Barney Flats.....think Samuel Smith is good but a little underwhelming. I really liked Summit Oatmeal Stout, the Shakespeare and like Boris the Crusher as well. As for other milk or sweet stouts.....really like The Oak Aged Yeti in both its Chocolate and Expresso forms. I also enjoy Bell's Double Cream Stout as a nice smooth everyday drink. Rogue Chocolate Stout (of Double) is a decent drink.
I've been enjoying Sam Smith's Oatmeal for more than 20 years now. It's just SOOO Feckin Good! I even named my Black Lab Taddy back in those days. I love Taddy Porter too, and Taddy sounded better than Oatmeal. But I drank the oatmeal so much more often.
Velvet Merlin is the closest I've had
Go to their group and ask. Even though I've been there nine times, they know much more than I do.
They do get here periodically, at least on the east coast. Fullers is seen as well as others, but I've been disappointed more often than not. The trip and storage isn't good for it. You need to get it fresh over there.
Or just attend this and be happy http://nerax.org/nerax/uk-beers.html
I would think if money was no object you could have a fresh cask on a plane 6am in London then you could have it tapped in NYC by happy hour.
Yes I would be interested in attending this
It is every year at the same time, and definietly worth going to. Most of the UK stuff that comes in comes for that Festival only.