Sunday, 12 August 2012
Samuel Smiths Oatmeal Stout (England)
Samuel Smiths Oatmeal Stout
Samuel Smiths Brewery
A very special beer this one. Another beer that was on my must try beers. The opening of a Samuel Smiths bottle always seems like an occasion and this is no different.
The aroma of Tadcaster itself is present once the beer is poured. Sweet oaty notes immediately hit the nose with a smokey quality. The beer has a dark ruby hue with a tan head. The beer looks rich. When tasting; the oatmeal gives a sweetness to the beer with the richness of the malt combining to add chocolate qualities. The beer is actually quite light in body but with a full flavour palate, the beer has a dry finish. Natural carbonation adds to the texture along with the exceptionally smooth texture.
This is a brilliant beer absolutely perfect for a Tuesday night beer.