beastdog75 (363) - Brick, New Jersey, USA - DEC 28, 2003
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A very easy to drink brown ale. Kind of like a more flavorful Newcastle. Nice notes of coffee, nuttiness, and caramel. Not much in the line of hop bitterness though. Although average for a Sam Smith's, it is better than a lot of beers.
Deimos (81) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - DEC 26, 2003
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
POW! This one really hits you. Dark amber color with a good aroma.
Big flavor good mouth feel and a big finish.
You better be ready when you try this one.
A great example.
Hangover (1094) - Atlanta, Alabama, USA - DEC 14, 2003
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark brown witha a large, rocky and creamy head that takes its time to recede... leaving some nice lace. Roasted malt aroma. Taste is of hazlenuts and carmel with a nice mouthfeel. Left a slightly bitter aftertaste, but I'm not disappointed... this is good!
GregClow (3027) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 12, 2003
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Clear red-brown colour with a strong tan head that leaves loads of great looking lace. Fresh & sweet malt aroma with a hint of hops. Good mouthfeel with just enough carbonation. Smooth, nutty flavour with notes of hazelnut and chocolate, and a well balanced hoppy finish. Really nice stuff!
Choos (688) - Taylors Hill, AUSTRALIA - DEC 5, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma gives off a nice burst of hops and a light amount of malt. Looks a nice reddy brown so much so I didn't realise the bottle was clear. I love hazelnuts and certainly thought I could taste them to begin with but 40% of the way through it has given way to a slightly roasted malt flavour and good aftertaste of clean hop flavours. Higher carbonated than I think it should be.
tsarman (794) - Northern, New Jersey, USA - DEC 3, 2003
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Nutty, browny. Not my favorite style of beer, so I can't really judge it. Very rich and powerful. Hard to finish the whole bottle.
GreatDane (101) - Skævinge, DENMARK - NOV 22, 2003
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A superp beer alon with spicy Thai-food. Has a brownish color and a palate of hazelnuts. A short lasting head, but a long creamy finish.
Reid (2133) - Salem, Oregon, USA - NOV 20, 2003
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Comes in the (oh no) clear Sam Smith Bottle..same simple label.
Well this certainly looks like a great beernice dark walnut brown with a largish off white creamy head..it went down fast bit laceing was good.
Smell thank goodness is nice and fresh..malty and nutty..simple yet well done.
MM this is a delicious beer..low alcohol yet the taste is luxuriant..nice and creamy..with a full malt profile..finishes with nice nuttiness( pecan..maybe black walnut)..nice semi bitter aftertatse.
Very nice on the tongue..creamy.
an exceptionally drinkable Nut Brown..wonderful stuff..how do the English put so much flavour into such medium strength beers?
Cartoonkhaki (1223) - Brantford, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 16, 2003
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Rich amber hue. Large pillowy light brown head. Slight roasted, earthy aroma with hints of apple which also lightly translates into the flavour. Roasted flavour. Dry finish ... decent slight creamy palate.
wnp22 (698) - Toronto (Roncesvalles Village), Ontario, CANADA - NOV 15, 2003
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tasted in Toronto from LCBO. Brown colour, slightly translucent (sp?) Very strong lasting head. Aroma is light, slightly sweet with a veritable malt presence. Taste is sweet, malty, little or no hop bitterness, with a definite nut taste. Very roasty and warm - good on a cold fall / winters day. Nice session beer.