BigHoss (151) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - OCT 14, 2012
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 12/20
Color is a med brown with a light brown head. I smell roasted barley, roasted nuts, and brown sugar. I taste roasted nuts, malt, caramel and some light fruit. Very smooth! Great ale!
harrymel (1096) - Spokane, Washington, USA - DEC 21, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle date: unk
A: pours brown, single finger of peanut head. Brilliant clarity. Spotty on cobweb lacing.
S: Hazelnut, caramel, praline, brown sugar. Good nose. Malts are sweet and easy. Slightest hints of metals.
T: Whoa, the metal is forefrontal. Sweet, subtle molasses and hazelnut falls in here. The beer is relatively simple, and surprisingly, there is a hint of alcohol, weird.
M: Medium to light with low carb. Mouth watering. Pretty good for the style. Used to a little more dry, and prefer this take.
O: Good beer. For brown ales, pretty much in the top rankings I’ve had. But I am not particularly impressed with the beer as a whole personally.
Serving type: bottle
Slubgob (146) - West Hartford, USA - DEC 20, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle into goblet. Dark Amber/mahogany color, slightly off white head. Dark malt nose hint of chocolate. Full bodied malty body. Light cleansing hops in the misplaced. Lingering finish with chocolate notes. Quite good ale, and the best of the Samuel Smith line I’ve had thus far.
Oogiee (26) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - DEC 16, 2013
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
nuts, herbs, brown, pale, minimal head, white foam, white foam, light sweetness, medium bitterness, medium body, thin feel, average carbonation, soft carbonation,
martin00sr (33) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - DEC 13, 2013
2.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Livligt skum, frisk, blid carb. Let smag og mundfylde. En smule syre og bitterhed i eftersmagen. Imponerede ikke mig.
bosta (59) - SLOVENIA - DEC 12, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottled, 0.55l. Clear dark ruby brown color with a nice beige head.
Aroma is sweet (raisins) nad nutty with a hints of caramel and coffee.
Sweet malty taste with a little bit dry and bitter finish.
Mouthfeel is pretty thin, was expacting more. Good but not great.
hockeybeerguy (255) - Juneau, Alaska, USA - DEC 9, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours brown and leaves the same colored body that gives a spectacular one finger foamy off white head. Some nice spotty foamy lacing is observed. The body is too dark for any carbonation to be seen rising; the aroma has a fair amount of nuts, caramel malts up front, hops slightly in the background; the flavor is exactly the same; its fairly easy on the palate with a good creaminess all around; overall well worthy to come back to
anthony850 (91) - Andover, New Jersey, USA - DEC 9, 2013
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
It's ok but not again.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Beerandhockey8 (157) - Three Forks, Montana, USA - DEC 8, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
From 22oz bottle to shaker. Pour is a deep brown, thick off white head. Nose is alcohol, nut, roasted malt. Taste is medium to heavy bodied, sour with hop bitterness balancing it out. Little thicker texture as well, finishes very crisp. Samuel Smith never disappoints.
Studentofbrrs (86) - Ontario, CANADA - DEC 7, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Nutty soft aroma,dark golden appearance with minimal head, nutty taste with hops, slightly harsh finish with
KansaiBeerLvrs (924) - Kyoto, JAPAN - NOV 25, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
5% bottle from Rakuten served in a pint glass. Slightly reddish-brown pour with a light beige head & a sweet caramel & molasses aroma. The beer is medium bodied with a zesty carbonation & a sweet syrupy flavor that gives you caramel, maple, molasses & some nutty notes in the finish. Pretty good, a cut above the average English ales I’ve had in Japan.