Samuel Smith Oatmeal Stout (550ml)
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The Samuel Smith brewery in Tadcaster was founded in 1758 and is Yorkshire’s oldest brewery. Samuel Smith is one of the few remaining independent exporting breweries in England and is the last to utilize the classic Yorkshire Square system of fermentation solely in stone (slate) squares.
The rich Samuel Smith strain of yeast at the brewery dates from the early 1900s. Hops are hand-weighed by the master hop blender, and the brewing water is drawn from the original well, sunk over 250 years ago.
Samuel Smith produces over a dozen beers, but they are most known for their ultra-traditional English ales. The Organic Pale Ale, Taddy Porter, Oatmeal Stout, Imperial Stout, and Nut Brown are all considered some of the world’s best examples of their styles and are often seen as the benchmark in their categories.
The Samuel Smith Oatmeal Stout is a classic oatmeal stout loaded with damp earth, blackstrap molasses, bitter cocoa, and dry roasted nuts and coffee. The palate is milky and smooth with more bitter chocolate, espresso, and a complex black licorice spice that gives way to a long bitter finish.
Opaque deep brown color, with an unusually silky texture and complex, medium-dry velvet palate with enticing fruitiness. Notes of roasted malt, dark chocolate, espresso, and licorice.
At one time promoted as a drink for lactating mothers, oatmeal stout was described as nutritional on early labels. A small addition of oats yields great flavor and adds a smooth body Not as sweet as Milk Stout, but with more texture than Irish Dry Stout. Popular in the late 1800’s, the last oatmeal stout was brewed before the Second World War until Samuel Smith reintroduced this style in 1980.