This old style stout from the Samuel Smith Old Brewery in Tadcaster, North Yorkshire, England pours an opaque black with ruby tones visible around the edges when held up to direct light. The tan coloured head is very frothy and leaves a fair about of lace before settling as a collared film. Samuel Smith’s Celebrated Oatmeal Stout has an aroma dominated by molasses, with notes of chocolate syrup and coffee as well as a fairly pungent, yet mild ripened fruit smell.
The taste of Samuel Smith’s Celebrated Oatmeal Stout is fairly bitter up front with notes of baker's chocolate and coffee in addition to a slight smokey wood tone. The finish brings a subtle and slightly sweet plum-like taste. The beer is full-bodied with a mild, but distinct carbonation level and the mouthfeel is extraordinarily smooth and creamy. The aftertaste is slightly bitter with notes of oatmeal and wood.
Winter Welcome Ale from the Samuel Smith Old Brewery in Tadcaster, North Yorkshire, England pours a beautiful, clear rusty-amber colour and leaves a thin but frothy beige collar on your glass. This strong beer carries an almost cider-like apple aroma with hints of pine and spice and a caramel sweetness.
Samuel Smith’s Winter Welcome Ale delivers a very bubbly mouthfeel that gives way to a dry taste, again reminiscent of apple or pear cider. A peppery and clove-like spiciness comes though mostly in the finish, balanced by a hoppy bitterness. You are then left with a pleasant face-warming sensation between sips.