Samuel Smith's Oatmeal Stout

Samuel Smith's Brewery

England

When I first ordered this, I thought it came in a black bottle. Wrong, it was clear. I tried to drink this with dinner. Bad move. An aggressive roasty beer that would be good when you're just sitting in your backyard in late autumn.

Reviewed: January 30, 1999

Rating: 5/10

Kris is on crack. This is awesome. Much better than Guiness, although I have a warning: DO NOT refridgerate this beer! If you order it at a restaurant, ask the waiter if it came from a cooler, and if so, turn it down, or request a non-chilled bottle. This should be consumed slightly cool, not quite warm, not at all cold. I would recommend either sticking this in a freezer for 10-15 minutes, or pouring warm into a chilled glass. This had an oaty, hoppy flavor, almost like a meal in itself.

Reviewed: January 30, 1999

Rating: 7/10

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