jebb12 (47) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JAN 31, 2011
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours an opaque rich walnut with some copper against the bright light, a frothy beige head sticking to the walls of the glass. Smells of faint roasted coffee in the morning and malted grains in the mill. Quite an uncomplicated taste but refined, subdued, that of roasted barley, very, very low acid and bitterness from the English hops, a lactose sweetness pronounced most noticeably in the superb aftertaste that lingers like cane sugar syrup with medium, easy to drink body. As I say always comparing great European beers to most of their U.S. counter parts (see Founders Breakfast Stout for example) a brewer, like a suitor vying for the attention of a woman, shouldn’t go over the top to cheaply try and impress. Stick to a balance of ingredients as Samuel Smith does in all their beers.
s_hartshorne (1505) - wakefield, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - OCT 21, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle bier huis ossett. Black ok head. Aroma is choc slight roasted. Taste is roasted dark malts sweet choc some lactose decent bitter finish. Silky body. Good could do to be sweeter for me.
slowrunner77 (5977) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 21, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
"still the benchmark as far as Oatmeal Stouts are concerned. I’m glad SS no longer does the clear glass bottles...it was hit or miss whether or not your beer would be spoiled, but now it’s always great. Perfect nose, great smooth mouthfeel, if a little thin. Roasted everything, highly drinkable."
Runningonempty (6) - cucamonga, California, USA - OCT 20, 2014 does not count
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
opaque with a tan head that doesn’t dissipate too quickly but could’ve hung around a tad longer. I like the hint of caramel aroma. Solidly medium sweet for an oatmeal stout with a light to medium hit of bitter in the middle that I think gives way back to the sweet on the finish. It’s not the fullest bodied oatmeal stout but still delivers a creamy enough texture to live up to its heritage. I’m glad those Tadcaster Yorkshiremen revived the style.
aumentm (44) - North Carolina, USA - OCT 17, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Oatmeal stout is amazing. One of sam smiths very best. Excellent aroma and has a nice hops associated with it.
susanamayer (211) - Ohio, USA - OCT 15, 2014
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This is probably the best of Sammy Smith. Great drinkability with just the right amount of aftertaste. Small bubbles and good consistency in the mouth.
eduardovl (865) - SWITZERLAND - OCT 14, 2014
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 20/20
355ml bottle served in a tulip glass.
A: Pours a dark brown almost black color (amber tones against light) forming a medium and bubbled beige head. Medium retention and lots of lingering lacings left in the glass. A thin layer remains forever on the top
S: Great smell of dark chocolate, chocolate malts, brown sugar, oatmeal and roasted malts. Notes of brown bread and yeasts
T: Slightly sweet and quite roasted upftont. Notes of dark chocolate, chocolate malts, brown sugar, oatmeal. Quite malty beer. Mild roasted bitter end
M: Medium creamy body. A bit molasses. Medium to low carbonation. Roasted aftertaste
O: Excellent drinkability. One of the best British beers I’ve ever had
[ BA Review @ 5/24/2011 ]
outlawskies (962) - - OCT 12, 2014
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 20/20
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HourGlass13 (76) - North Carolina, USA - OCT 11, 2014
2.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Pours dark brown with a nice tan head. Aroma is roasted malt, dark fruit, and hops. Flavor is sweet but thin and watery , and very hoppy for a stout. No body or texture.
DiarmaidBHK (3466) - Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 6, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Utah Liquor store park city. Pours coca-cola brown with a thin brown head. nice molasses notes on the nose. smooth mouthfeel which makes sense given the oatmeal. I don’t get a ton of lactose but I do get a nice molasses note from the malt. finishes clean. It’s a glorious beer.
daniel0017 (391) - Yukon, CANADA - OCT 3, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black / brown complexion with generous tan head. Aromas of sweet malts, molasses and wet grasses. Flavour is bitter but leaning to the sweet side. Velvet mf.