MagikLair (9) - Alexandria, Minnesota, USA - FEB 27, 2004 does not count
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Good tasting beer, but everytime I get this beer I get so thirsty from drinking it that I drink more. I love Samuel Smith's Imperial Stout (unfortunate my liquor store was out)
Sanchex (224) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 24, 2004
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: SEP 13, 2006 Nice aroma, short lived head. Excellent reddish brown color. Nutty, malty flavour. Raisin and apple notes. Cloying sweetness. Cheers!
Malakin (470) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 24, 2004
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Lives up to the name brown ale. Was hoping for more complexity and personality from this one but it's ok.
eraserhd10 (226) - new haven, Connecticut, USA - FEB 21, 2004
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
An intense burst of roasted nuttiness reaches my nostrils upon opening. Pours with a thick, creamy, billowy head, almost curdley. The color is a gorgeous dark brown. The taste is terrific! Sweeter and more intense than a Newcastle. A very, very English tasting Ale. Defined by its nuttiness, of course, especially walnut. Follows through with a smooth, smokey flavoring. A long lasting palate. A pleasure to drink. Near perfect.
BigBastard (668) - L.A., California, USA - FEB 20, 2004
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Excellent nutty flavor, that drops off too quickly. Slightly watery. Smooth and good.
Boutip (5898) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 16, 2004
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle - Poured a clear brown colored beer with a medium head that has very little retention. Smells of hops is clearly present with a very subtle touch of nut sweetness. Taste is very ''creamy'' with again a sweet touch of hazelnut. Medium body with standard carbonation. Overall, this is a good beer but I would have enjoyed it more if the hazelnut taste had been more accentuated.
Wiseblood (700) - Clarksville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 11, 2004
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Full reddish-amber with toasty malt aromas. Pretty sweet up front with hints of vanilla and roasted caramel. Also some drier, nuttier malt flavors and lingering earthy hop notes in the finish. Hazelnut flavor leaves a very nice aftertaste.
happy4hops (376) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - FEB 5, 2004
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Opened like a volcano(not a good sign)Smells too much like the pale ale I had hours ago?Tease of sour.Never really cared for this one.The color was the best part(a glowing mohogany-red)
wpp83 (64) - Athens, Georgia, USA - FEB 3, 2004
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: FEB 4, 2004 Sweet aroma, accentuated by the delectable appearance comprised of the perfect creamy head and dark brown hue. Perfect smooth flavor, though not my favorite beer by Samuel Smiths. As an after note, on closer inspection I noticed that the lacing was not only really well defined, but that it also lasted (each lace grouping) the entire beer.
jeffc666 (1984) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - FEB 3, 2004
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Clear ruby body topped by a large rocky tan head. It has that Sam Smith’s aroma just like every other Sam Smith brew I have tried. Also some nutty sweet roasted malt. Flavor is caramel and nutty with a very big nutty finish. The body is somewhat watery. Overall an OK beer.