FROTHINGSLOSH (6457) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 9, 2004
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: JUL 28, 2015 Sampled from a 12 oz brown bottle this beer pours a medium brown color with orange highlights and a with a large fluffy tan head that towered over the glass and left good lacing. The aroma was malty and toasty with a hint of caramel. The flavor was bitter and malty with sour caramel and touches of coffee and fruity hops. Medium finish. Medium body. Ok.
jasonp (1573) - Ashburn, Virginia, USA - MAY 9, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Love this brew. Pours a nice brown a good sized head. Taste is sweet, nutty, malty and well balanced with some hops. Mouthfeel is full and round. Slightly bitter aftertaste. Very satisfying, enjoyable brew. Very smooth and drinkable. Highly recommended.
Cornboy (424) - Eastampton, New Jersey, USA - MAY 5, 2004
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
UPDATED: DEC 19, 2004 Re Rated, tried a few bottles to make sure I didnt get a bad one. Rather uninspired. Much thinner than first rated after a bunch under my belt. Might be good for a starter into the world of micros, but not good overall
Pours a amber/brown color. Caramel, malty nose. Nutty, but does not dominate. Medium body mouthfeel.
Nothing exceptional, but good versus macro-options.
Sammy (10751) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 29, 2004
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
its astringency or is it bitterness works to add to roast beef and patatoes meal. Haven’t done a sample but I bet UK reviewers rank this higher. Canadians can try a couple of more balanced lighter versions of this type such as Wellington’s. Brown colour looks like matter is there and suds on top look like dish soap. Also strong carbonation begs for food relief.
11026 (1772) - Alabama, USA - APR 25, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured nicely, good head/lacing. Nice deep brown color. Balanced nicely.
PullMeABeer (203) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - APR 20, 2004
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle. Appearance= Very dark clear ruby/brick body, not black though. A medium off white head formed, and fell to a thin layer. Aroma= Wow!!, on of the best smelling beers I have ever had. Nutty roasted malt hit my nose along with mild bitter coffee overtones, just wonderful, might be the best part of the beer. Flavor= Nutty very balanced malt flavor hits you first, and then finishes with a creamy sophistication. Palate= Body is medium and the texture is creamy and soft. It leaves a roasty /nutty very satisfying flavor in you mouth. Outstanding Beer!
BennyTicklez (621) - USA - APR 19, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: APR 26, 2005 Similar to Newcastle, but more flavorful and the head is more carbonated. Very malty and enjoyable. I will buy it again and again....and again.
Lubiere (12553) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - APR 17, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Brown ale with a beige head. Nutty malt flavour with alcohol warmth coming through, Smoked peat taste, slightly lactic with a nice sweet finish. Medium bodied.
Lumpy (1802) - Carrollton, Texas, USA - APR 11, 2004
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Not bad, but I was let down. I have just grown to expect so many good things from Sam Smith, that I may of been asking too much from this one. The pour was okay, not much head or lacing. Color was an wxcelent dark amber, quite inviting. The taste is where the let down came. I was expecting a robust flavor, but it was very thin. Almost no mouthfeel. The flavor was slightly nutty and toffe, but watered down tasting. Finish was good with a spicy flavor that hung on to the tongue. Like I said, not a bad beer, but a little bit of a let down.
Mehmet22 (35) - Pottstown, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 10, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JUN 14, 2007 Bottle. Thin tan head. Deep amber/red color. Malty, with distant hops and a bitter finish. Noisy nose with butterscotch, walnut and copper. Smooth palate, minus a malty-bitter finish. A wonderful Brown Ale with a great color.