drinkbeer (283) - Redondo Beach, California, USA - AUG 2, 2003
2.5 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Smells skunked! That is my first impression and it wasn't a good one. The beer itself tasted fine though. Smooth, clean malty taste. I just wish Sam Smith would go with brown bottles.
Shagnasty (130) - Rochester, New York, USA - AUG 1, 2003
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Samuel Smith is consistently satisfying. Pours nicely with a rich brown color, and a creamy head that lasts till the last sip, leaving a nie foam on the wall of the glass. A full bodied ale, with a smooth mouth feel. The aftertastse is both nutty and nicely hopped and ends with a nice lingering blend of malt and nut. Another great beer form Samuel Smith (I still prefer the Oatmeal Stout over any SS beers I have tried).
ross (2100) - weddington, North Carolina, USA - JUL 30, 2003
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
what a great brown ale. i was sketchy on getting brown ales since i had new castle a while ago- but now i realize what a poor beer new castle actually is. this brown ale blows new castle horse piss out of the water. nice smell, great taste, long lasting head. a typical great beer by SS.
jek803 (41) - USA - JUL 30, 2003
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
I am very impressed with any Samuel Smith I try...this was no exception. It poured a beautiful red/brown color. Little head that quickly settled. Smooth, medium mouth-feel, malty with an almost buttery finish. I enjoyed this one very much.
bluevegie (3059) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JUL 30, 2003
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Good easy drinking ale but then again all the sam smiths that I have tried so far have been just that.Good colour,nice malt taste with a bit of caramel and a chalky finish.
goondawg (3) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - JUL 29, 2003 does not count
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
This tasting came from a 550 ml bottle. the aroma is that of toasty caramel with a slight burnt smell. The color is a nice reddish brown. The flavor is tasty and complex. Caramel dominates. Earthy flavor. Roasty. Lingering roast. Pleasing aftertaste.
jerkadilly74 (155) - mooresville, Indiana, USA - JUL 29, 2003
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Another fine brew from Sammy Smith. Smooth, easy to drink, smells lovely. Never had a bad beer from this family of brews.
kwoeltje (2232) - Manchester, Missouri, USA - JUL 25, 2003
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Medium brown with very little head. Malt aroma with hints of yeast. Flavor is slightly sweet with may a hint of nut (or perhaps that's the power of suggestion). I didn't notice the hops.
GreatStelle (363) - Chico, California, USA - JUL 18, 2003
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
I like brown ales but not nut browns. Untill now. This is a very lovely beer. Good taste and it's good for any occasion.
Cashazza (217) - Morganville, Maryland, USA - JUL 14, 2003
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Light to medium reddish brown; thick, creamy head with good lacing; nutty aroma. Having been impressed with Samuel Smith brews in the past, I may have been expecting too much -- though an easy drinking beer, the hops were a bit overpowering for the style. Aside from that and an unpleasant aftertaste that was stong for only a few seconds, the ale had nice malty, nutty, and caramel flavors.