AceOfHearts (1374) - Mountain View, California, USA - FEB 11, 2002
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
I like most Sam Smith beer, but this stuff didnít sit as well as most of their stuff for some reason. Might have been the bottle I had, the nutty taste just didnít mix with the maltiness right.
mitch3499 (45) - APO, California, USA - FEB 11, 2002
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Sam siths have done it again...great beer!!!
MrRomero (1973) - Nolanville, USA - FEB 2, 2002
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
A very good ale. Somewhat bitter. Around $10 for a 4-pack.
fiulijn (13000) - MalmŲ, ITALY - JAN 29, 2002
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark amber ale. Very nice hop aroma, and some malt. Not outstanding, just an evident bitterness and some hop aroma in the (quite long) final.
Dawghouse Brewers99 (91) - Exeter, California, USA - JAN 22, 2002
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 12/20
Brown colored beer with a fine white head. Malty, nutty aroma. Malty flavor with some nuttyness apparrent, hop bitterness to balance out.
NJBeerman013 (1042) - Hamilton Twp., New Jersey, USA - JAN 17, 2002
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Again, Samuel Smiths has not failed to please. This beer has a very dry, nutty flavor that is very fitting. Light hop, smooth malt flavor. This beer is well worth a try for something a little different.
cathcacr (622) - Oregon, USA - JAN 16, 2002
2.4 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Iíve been recommended this beer on a number of occasions, and each time it seems like the beer has gone a little sour and has a skunky aroma. Giving the beer the benefit of the doubt, I attribute this to the clear bottles and exposure to light. Maybe I should seek this one out on tap. But I wish theyíd put these in dark bottles! Otherwise, I doubt Iíll buy in bottled form again (or any other clear-bottle Sam Smith product, for that matter). It may also be that a nut brown ale style just isnít quite for me. With both this and the Newcastle, Iíve never been all that excited by the taste.
unixweb (237) - Sherman, Texas, USA - JAN 13, 2002
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Beautiful color and excellent roasted malt taste separate this one from others like it, at least to me. Hazelnuts? I love them, and even though I donít taste them in there, this is one of my favorite brown ales. The nutty taste is more reminiscent of roasted walnuts and is quite drinkable. The finish is also enjoyable and smooth.
duff (5484) - Lund, SWEDEN - JAN 7, 2002
1.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 7/20
UPDATED: DEC 16, 2005 Bottle. Horrible, stale and sweet, s;ightly nutty and sweet caramel flavours, very dead mouthfeel.
Hoss (607) - Florida, USA - JAN 5, 2002
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Not my favorite brown ale but certainly one I would drink and not gripe about it.