Monday, April 18, 2011

Samuel Smith Oatmeal Stout

This beer is actually really good. How good one might ask? I liked it so much that I continued to imbibe and never got around to writing much more than one line of my initial review. Which was nothing more than some drunken rambling about singing "Jerusalem" like a good English bloke.

A few other reviewers here thought this was something completely beerlarious...anyhow

Oatmeal stout was once considered a nutritional supplement for mothers and children. Looking on back that it might explain why the English drink like they want to die, because they have been drinking beer since the womb. I can totally relate to this and would be proud to have this beer with a full English breakfast. Or maybe just as breakfast itself.

As for the taste and texture it's quite silky and tastes of coffee like what should be expected. Blah blah so on and so forth. Kinda sweet aftertaste etc etc... I would really not suggest this being in your artillery of beers to chug.

This stuff comes in around 5% and even if it was originally made for women and children you can never deny looking manly with a pint that is as dark as sin. Pro tip: DO NOT SPILL this on anything. This stuff could stain stones. If I were pressed to make a suggestion for pairings with this I would say cigarettes, a good cigar, crisps, perhaps even a game on snooker.

My only real drawback here is that this is stuff in very simple. It is literally the basis for all oatmeal stouts. The foundation on which all good and bad exist upon. It is kind of like making sauce for chicken wings out of red hot sauce and butter.

This stuff only set me back $3.99 for an 18.7ounce "Victorian Style" pint at a Giant Eagle.
Yep, Giant Eagle. We don't have Trader Joe's like those wankers down in NC.

So long and thanks for all the fish.

Drinkability: 7/10
Taste: 7/10
Value: 7/10

Overall: 7/10

1 comment:

  1. HEY NOW! There is a TJs in Pittsburgh too! I bet Sidney Crosby shops there! Bah!