Alcoholist (570) - Peoria, Illinois, USA - JAN 24, 2004
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Deep brown with a large head. Malty, nutty nose. Flavor begins sweet and nutty and finishes with a dark chocolate-hazelnut bitterness. The nut brown that all others (better or worse) should be compared to.
almostfrozen (26) - USA - JAN 23, 2004
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Frothy brownish head that really clings to the glass. Rich brown colour. Not particularly pungent. Very slightly bitter, little aftertaste. Hints at flavours of Sam Smith Stouts but is considerably milder. 18.7 oz bottle.
mikeben (355) - Naperville, Illinois, USA - JAN 23, 2004
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: SEP 18, 2007 This is not a beer for the lightweight but it balances its complex flavor with just a touch of bitterness. Tasted best slighty chilled and not warm or cold.Looks good smells good and no aftertaste. Yes I did taste nut in it. Not my faveorite style but another winner from Sam Smith
SpringsLicker (3382) - Tennessee, USA - JAN 21, 2004
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sam Smith Nut Brown pours a deep brown glass with just enough head to get by. Sweet malty aroma and flavor with a hint of hops in the finish. A step up from Newcastle yet not spectacular either. An easy to drink Brown Ale.
DanielBrown (4340) - Birmingham (via Leicester), West Midlands, ENGLAND - JAN 20, 2004
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: APR 5, 2004 Bottle at Cittie of Yorke, Holborn, London. No real head, minor lacing. Wonderful red/brown colour, with a sweet, bready aroma. Delicious, sweet, malty, biscuity, gingery flavour. Full, balanced taste. This really is excellent stuff!
frankR (144) - Davis, California, USA - JAN 17, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Slightly skunked in the transparent glass contained. Medium head, decent lacing. Sweet malty nose. Flavor would be better without some of the skunk, nutty and sweet with some hints of roasted hops, very malty sweet. Terrific, reminds me of why I used to regard New Castle so highly, this one is clearly on another level.
dreamboat (186) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - JAN 16, 2004
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Brown, lightly carbonated, with a tight, slightly off-white head which fades to a light covering of bubbles. Good whiff of hops while pouring, but only very slight aroma from the glass. Bitter, slightly malty, drying, sparkling in the mouth.
badgerben (4777) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - JAN 13, 2004
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Aroma has a hint of nut. Taste is all nut, especially hazelnut. I think that spoiled it for me since I'm not a fan of hazelnuts. I won't hold the slight skunkiness against Sam Smith; I'll assume that was the bar's fault. Not great for me, but I'll give it another go just because it's Sammy Smith.
mrkimchee (1414) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 10, 2004
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
clear brown, beige head. nutty, toffee, burnt sugar, roasted malt aroma. flavour is malty and sweet with a hint of anise and earth. very nicely balanced brew. excellent.
dwyerpg (5360) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - JAN 9, 2004
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A gorgeous beer. The nut flavor takes a long time to show up, which is fine by me. Does this company make a bad beer?