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Samuel Smith Oatmeal Stout

wp71785f0e_05Quick, name an Oatmeal Stout. Chances are you thought of Samuel Smith. Is there another example of beer where you can name a style and immediately just one brewery comes to mind quite like this?

Hints of burgundy adorn the edges, other than that, it’s an all black stout. The oatmeal really is the star here. Along with flavor, it adds heft to the velvety texture.

Samuel Smith Oatmeal Stout

Samuel Smith Oatmeal Stout

The mineral flavors from the English hard water are there, too, but it just adds to the character. Quick hit of hops at the end, but the roasted and smokey flavors take over in the finish.

There’s a very good reason this is a classic.

Grade: A

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Samuel Smith Organic Best Ale

Samuel Smith Organic Best Ale

Samuel Smith Organic Best Aleuel

Samuel Smith actually boast a full line of organic beers, including chocolate stout, cherry, strawberry, and apricot. This the the Best Ale.

Very clear for an ale. Aroma is mostly toasted malt and butterscotch candy. The butterscotch flavor carries through, blending with grassy hops. Very smooth. There is a hint of lemon in the finish. And that classic English hard water, as well.

Overall, I thought this was fine. Definitely not bad, but I don’t think I’ll be getting a craving for it again. Just didn’t have enough flavor for me.

Grade: C

 

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Samuel Smith’s Taddy Porter

Samuel Smith Taddy Porter

An English classic, Samuel Smith’s has been brewing since the 1750s, and the Taddy Porter is certainly one of their standouts.

Pitch black color with mahogany edges, the aroma is full of dark fruits and chocolate. Smooth and creamy, the same characteristics follow to the flavor. It’s got a bit more kick than most porters, but it really works. The finish is chalky and woody, and a bit of the well water used comes through. There is a roasted brown sugar flavor in there, too.

Definitely in the top tier of porters

Grade: A

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