Saturday, March 6, 2010

Samuel Smith's Oatmeal Stout

Brewery: Samuel Smith's Old Brewery
Location: Tadcaster, England
Style: Oatmeal Stout
Brewery Website
Rating: B+

Today we have Samuel Smith's Oatmeal Stout up for review. This oatmeal stout is deep brown in color with a ruby hue. The head is foamy with the appearance of cappuccino froth. The nose has coffee, chocolate and roasted notes. There is also a bread/cereal aroma and a faint whiff of wininess.

On the palate, the Sam Smith Oatmeal Stout has bread and coffee as leading flavors. There is some acidity up front reminiscent of cherries and citrus. There is also a touch of bitterness as well. On the finish the acid notes fade leaving some roasted and bitter notes. The Samuel Smith Oatmeal Stout has a creamy mouthfeel and a medium body that makes this beer very drinkable without seeming too thin.This is the beer that introduced me to oatmeal stouts and it's still one of my favorites. Flavor and drinkability, what more can you ask for?

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