bac080 (398) - Bloomington, Illinois, USA - AUG 15, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
I thought this was good, and it lived up to my expectations. Definately a good brown ale.
MaBeer1972 (1430) - Taunton, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 15, 2003
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Lighter in color than most American Browns I've been trying lately. Almost clearish and reddish. I hate hazelnuts, but fortunately I cannot really detect them here. This is truely a bump up the notch from say, a Newcastle for you Brown Ale virgins out there. I think the last time I had this, I almost poured it, but now as I become used to more flavor in my browns, this one rings true. Still, not as good as Brooklyn's Brown, which has been the one to aim at for me lately...
petefenelon (26) - ENGLAND - AUG 15, 2003
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Initially slightly sharp, but mellows in the mouth. A great beer for drinking with a big comfortable dinner. Deep reddy/brown colour looks wonderfully inviting.
OlJuntan64 (1265) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - AUG 14, 2003
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Deep amber red clear colour with a medium size medium lasting pale beige head. Medium bread and honey malt and faint metallic hops with hint of tobacco(?) aroma. Medium thin bodied. Faint canned metallic hoppy start. Medium rawish somewhat unbalanced malt and lighter stale bitter flavours. Some interesting aged wood and hint of smoked character. Medium strong bitter finish.
NectarFarm (128) - Calgary, CANADA - AUG 10, 2003
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: SEP 30, 2003 pours dark red/brown. slightly tan head. smells of caramel malt and nuts. tastes the same and is well balanced. still a quality brown
Suttree (5474) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - AUG 10, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Brown. Nut brown, some might say. Tan Head. Mellow walnut flavor and a rich, filling mouthfeel. Sooth mellow hop finish. Very English.
whaleman (2178) - North Wales, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 8, 2003
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Red-amber color; thick and lumpy off-white head. Abundant and lively carbonation. Fragrance of molasses, nuts, and mulling spices. Flavor of caramel and toasted nuts with some welcome bitterness in the finish. Mouthfeel is soft and warm initially but leaves a thin coat on the palate. Excellent... for a brown ale, which isn't really my thing, but that ship may finally be turning with browns like this. Now where's that hop syringe of mine... I need a fix of IBU's.
Slick (1969) - Thief River Falls, Minnesota, USA - AUG 3, 2003
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Good transparent brown color,small tan head with a mild amount of staying power.Roasted malt aroma with a mild hop presence.Good roasty flavor with a mild nut character that fades to a watery malty mildly hoped after taste.pretty much just an ok brew nothing special.It could be that it is just old,clear glass does not a good brew make.It was worth trying but little else beyond that.
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).