Beer 117/365 – Samuel Smith’s Oatmeal Stout

Style: Oatmeal Stout

Purchased at: Vintage Estate – Boardman OH

What makes this beer different: This beer is the benchmark for Oatmeal Stouts in my opinion.

Will I be drinking this again: For sure.

Grade: A

3/5/2010: I worked up a nice little stash of Sam Smith’s beer that is just waiting to be drunkened. It’s so damn inexpensive at Vintage Estate that I went a bit crazy the first time I visited and bought 6/7 different ones.

Smell is dark malt and some sweetness. Taste is so smooth. This to me is what an Oatmeal Stout should taste like. Roasted malt, a slight creamy taste, coffee flavor, some earthiness, and a bit of caramel. The mouth-feel is what really makes this, thick for an Oatmeal Stout, but so damn smooth. This is also a good gateway beer to get your non-craft beer friends into stouts.

Picture of the day: God loves macaroni & cheese.

Published in: on March 5, 2010 at 9:20 am  Comments (5)  
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Beer 71/365 – Samuel Smith’s The Famous Taddy Porter

Style: English Porter

Purchased at: Vintage Estate – Boardman OH

What makes this beer different: Tons of taste for a beer so light

Will I be drinking this again: Yes

Grade: A-

1/18/2010: Excuse me for using my Steelers glass, but this time of year is very depressing when the Steelers miss the playoffs. Trying to remember the good times :cries:

As I have mentioned before I always feel like I have to drink Samuel Smith beers with my pinky out, being that the bottle is so fancy and it’s from England. This is my third Sam Smith beer, the Winter seasonal was very average, and the Russian Imperial was awesome (actually the first beer I had out of the 365).

Smells a lot like roasted coffee. The taste is an even mix of roasted coffee, and chocolate, with a tiny bit of fruit in the background? Maybe prune? This beer is very very drinkable and has a ton of flavor for how light it is. The mouthfeel is on the light to medium side, but has the flavor of a medium/heavy beer. Very good session beer. Give this a try if you have not yet.

Funny Picture of the day: USA is pure evil.

Published in: on January 18, 2010 at 9:30 am  Leave a Comment  
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Beer 22 – Samuel Smith Winter Welcome Ale

Style: Winter Warmer

Purchased at: Vintage Estate

What makes this beer different: A bit watered down for Samuel Smith

Will I be drinking this again: Negative

Grade: B-

12/1/09: Anytime I drink a Samuel Smith I feel like I need to drink it with my pinky out, as it is brewed is England and the bottles always look so fancy shmancy.

This beer fell short for me and lacked the wow factor. Especially because I really like all the other beers brewed by Samuel Smith. Not a bad beer, but its just something I would not go out of my way to drink again. Needs more flavor for my mouth buds.

Published in: on December 1, 2009 at 6:39 pm  Leave a Comment  
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Beer 1 – Samuel Smith Russian Imperial Stout

Style: Russian Imperial Stout

Purchased at: 3 Sons

What makes this beer different: Its Russian! Okay not really its made in England

Will I be drinking this again: Yes mam

Grade: A

11/09/09 If you don’t like dark beers, stop reading here. Very smooth for a stout, really complex taste. A little bit of an alcohol aftertaste but I kind of like that in my stouts.

Published in: on November 9, 2009 at 10:41 pm  Comments (1)  
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