VENOM (941) - Connecticut, USA - MAR 25, 2002
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Glowing dark chestnut. Foamy tan head. Moderately heavy carbonation. Chocolate malt, barley, light caramel and burnt sugar aroma. Medium body, loaded with tangy malts. Notes of molasses, burnt caramel, chocolate and barley. Anise and espresso aftertaste. Faint creamy sweetness, although this brew is relatively dry for a sweet stout. Bitter undertow of malts is tasty. Finishes slightly less bitter. A true quaffing stout.
ToadMan (559) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAR 22, 2002
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A very good stout, not quite smooth enough or thick enough to be a great stout, but overall quite good.
Choke (96) - Massachusetts, USA - MAR 21, 2002
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Just supprting the great SA line of beer this is a good stout with a thick head, taste of cream is strong, over all i like it, but whats not to like from SA
coldandhot99 (18) - Abingdon, Maryland, USA - MAR 19, 2002
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Not my favorite stout, but it does have a creamy head and is fairly smooth.
muzzlehatch (4424) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - MAR 7, 2002
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: JAN 18, 2004 Bottled. Good stout appearance, with creamy thick head; aroma nice bittersweet coffee/chocolate, though rather weak. Flavor careens between sweet and milky, and dark roastiness; good but without much punch (little hop presence). Body average, finish very smooth. Certainly better than the Spring Ale I just had, but Mr. Adams the Brewer, Patriot has certainly lost his status as one of America's best that he had when I was first getting into beer.
usafvol199 (9) - Tennessee, USA - MAR 2, 2002 does not count
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Very good. A touch of coffee and a touch of chocolate. Not enough stout.
wortless (4) - North Carolina, USA - MAR 1, 2002 does not count
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Great aroma, and a prevalent chocolate/toasted malt flavor. I like the choice of hops in this Adams brew - more hops presence with a soft finish.
BuzzBeer99 (81) - Oklahoma, USA - MAR 1, 2002
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Itís a pretty good Sam Adamís product. I feel itís just a bit weak for my taste. Itís the standard for a Macro-Stout. I would drink it before I would drink an american standard.
beerstop (173) - Roanoke, Virginia, USA - FEB 28, 2002
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Beloved Beer (278) - California, USA - FEB 27, 2002
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A good stout for me very reminescent of Samuel Smiths Oatmeal Stout but maybe itís all in my head. I have yet to really figure out stouts. I think they are still a bit over my head.