JK (5049) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - OCT 12, 2003
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: DEC 8, 2004 Aroma of coffee and malt. Black and thick with a small head that left a lace. Flavours of bitter coffee, very well done so that you know it is there but is not unpleasant or overpowering. Also some chocolate. A very heavy beer. I didnít expect it to be as good as it was, I never heard of grayís. Not so "stout" at 5 and change, but still in the top of its class.
Cousin_Larry (643) - - AUG 21, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Brings back memories of college days. Thin flat body, but excellent sweet chocolate and oat flavor.
shrubber85 (9140) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - AUG 15, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Sweet chocolate oatmeal malt and light ash aroma. Dark brown with light tan head. Sweet chocolate oatmeal malt and lightly bitter dry hay flavor. Nice body. Very good.
DarkElf (3050) - La Jolla, California, USA - MAR 12, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
12-Mar-14 (12-oz bottle)
This beer pours a very dark brown body with a small, tan head that dissipates fairly quickly. Aromas of dark chocolate dominate, with some coffee, oatmeal, and damp earth in the background. On the palate, itís fairly light and easy, with oatmeal and chocolate flavors being tempered by a gentle, but noticeable sourdough-like tartness. Itís medium in weight, medium-light in carbonation, fairly dry, and gently acidic. Overall, itís okay, but Iíd prefer a bit more richness and intensity without the light tartness.
Headbanger (3545) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - JAN 11, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle Old Notes-Pours dark brown with a decent head. Aroma of roasted malt, sweetness, coffee, and chocolate. Taste of the same but pretty mild. This light to medium bodied brew was a pretty basic stout but a bit mild.
patrick767 (3728) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - SEP 4, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle - Pours near black with a one finger tan head. It has an aroma of dark roast malt and chocolate. The flavor includes some good roast chocolate malt. I thought this beer was a little on the thin side for a stout and could use more body, but it tastes good and is easy to drink.
fiveacestx (808) - Texas, USA - AUG 10, 2013
2.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle - Nice dark brown color with a tan head. Very fizzy. Had a nice malty chocolate coffee taste and aroma but it was a little on the thin side and had an ashy aftertaste. Maybe a just got a bad one.
jgb9348 (5124) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - DEC 9, 2012
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Deep dark brown body with a large thick brown head. Aroma of super pungent roasted malt, caramel and a lot of nuts. Medium to Full-bodied; Strong roasty flavour with oats, caramel and even a bit of anise noticeable. Aftertaste shows a good and rather simple flavour of roasted oats, some light peat, a bit of nuts and a good caramel sweetness. Overall, a nice beer - not amazing, but a good sweet stout that would be nice to sample, even if you donít care for the style! I sampled this twelve ounce bottle purchased from Three Cellars in Franklin, Wisconsin on 05-September-2012 for US$2.09 sampled on the train to New York (from Upstate) on 09-December-2012.
Ericular (832) - Minnesota, USA - NOV 7, 2012
2.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Pours dark brown with fizzy head that is very short lived, leaving nearly no trace and no lacing. After 60 seconds it looked like soda. The aroma is really good - chocolate and roasted coffee. Taste is pretty mild and plain for the style. Just light amounts of roasted coffee, with not much complexity or aftertaste. Not terrible, but nothing noteworthy here.
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.
crossovert (9594) - Illinois, USA - AUG 25, 2012
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
Fruity, weak in body. Caramel flavors, not too strong. I havenít been having luck with this style lately.