Merrill (79) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 17, 2009
3.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours not quite black with a thin brown head that dissipates quickly. Very light or thin aroma with coffee and burned oak. Flavor is immediately coffee and roast malt with notes of cacao and a flinty wood flavor. The flavor is somewhat thin, like an English Porter, but quite palatable; somewhat dry, but not sour like Guinness. Good attempt by a local Brewery.
86Moose (62) - - NOV 19, 2011
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Malt has toasty cereal aroma. Black appearance. Thin tan head. Bitter to sweet finish. Full body.
Troobie99 (60) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 7, 2002
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 15/20
I should exempt myself from rating this beer, coming as I do from the stouty NW. Back when I was a grad student at Madison, though, I useta love to sit at the student union and drink this, watching the poor health nuts swimming in the lake. Iíd generally call it a good stout, but on a summer day at the student union, itís great.
Adverse2Bitter (35) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 20, 2006
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice littlie stout. Sweets and clean. Really sweet. Not so much on the chocolate front. Gives Lefts hands mike stout a run for its money at 40% less. I will buy a 6 pack for sure.
Zodanga (26) - Alabama, USA - SEP 11, 2012
2.4 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
A dry beer, with chocolate undertones, a bit of fizz and somewhat tart aftertaste. It does pour and look good, but was lighter tasting than I expected. Not much of an aroma either. It makes for a cheap and decent oatmeal stout (under $9 for a 6-pk), but I donít think Samuel Smith has much to worry about.
Beyond (23) - Minnesota, USA - MAY 6, 2012
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Brown pour, small tan head. Not offensive, but nothing of great character. I would distinguish this as a stout for non-stout drinkers. A palatable beer suited for a quick thirst quencher on a hot day. Tastes like a decent stout that was mixed 50/50 with water. Again, not offensive.
jkane (21) - USA - MAY 19, 2005
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Possibly the best beer anywhere in the world. I really like oatmeal stouts, and this beer consistantly is an example of the way to make them right.
milwaukee (10) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 28, 2006
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark. From a bottle. Beige head, creamy. Liked the aroma, chocolate hints. Could be a bit bitterer. That didnít stop me from drinking several of them in a sitting.
BeerWench71 (2) - USA - JAN 11, 2010 does not count
3.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
chocolate, coffee, smoke, .....this was a very easy beer to enjoy
Appearance was black with a nice head that hangs on glass medium body, lively, this is a beer that I will drink again