MikeF (538) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - APR 16, 2003
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
The oatmeal is surprisingly obvious, but not overdone. A little on the thin side, but this gives it the great combination of rich flavor and crisp finish.
deprogram (115) - Renton, Washington, USA - APR 13, 2003
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
(550 ml bottle) Samuel Smith makes wonderful beer, and this stout is no exception. Offwhite head laces on the glass. Lovely sweet toffee flavor, solid, dry feel with excellent complexity and not a trace of bitterness. Roasted sugar aroma. Outstanding.
tfcjenn (30) - cleveland, Ohio, USA - APR 13, 2003
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
fantastic malty choco-coffee nose, silky and smooth to the tongue. bursting with flavor, complex tastey stout :]
Steib (613) - Queen Creek, Arizona, USA - APR 13, 2003
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Big frosty head, malty aroma, smooth texture. Bittersweet finish with a nice lace in the glass. Black gold, I'm in stout heaven.
rauchbier (3665) - Isle Of Beer, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - APR 9, 2003
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled. Black with red brown at the edges, good beige head and a good (almost excessiven level of condition. Chocolate aromas with some fruit and oak noticable and a suggestion of dandelion and burdock. Oily licorice and roast barley flavours that linger long into the finish.
Ungstrup (30374) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - APR 5, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A black beer with a fine light brown head. The flavor is fruity, roasted, and oaty. The flavor is sweet with a slight but nice bitterness and notes of fruit, oats, and roasted malt. A very nice stout.
vector (163) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 4, 2003
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: MAY 1, 2003 Dark brown pour with small carmel colored head. Sweet smelling aroma of of oats and chocolate. Sweet taste with mild bitterness and watery mouthfeel. Dry finish.
DrGonzo (625) - Somerville, Massachusetts, USA - APR 4, 2003
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
dark reddish black, light tan head. chocolate and oatmeal aroma. light carbonation with small bubbles. sweet at first, somewhat bitter finish. mildly fruity, cherry taste. beautifully smooth.
RobBestwick (665) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - APR 4, 2003
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
sweet flowery aroma, reminiscent of oloroso sherry, porter like appearance .. very dark tawny hue with an off-white head, toasted, malty, black coffee-like flavour, very creamy with a long dry finish, excellent stout. Very attractive bottle as you would expect from Samuel Smith
frylock (1135) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - APR 3, 2003
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: OCT 20, 2003 Re-rate: This was one of the first beers I ever rated, and this is the first time I have had it since. I still like it, but not as much as I used to. Aroma is malty with a slight chocolate note. Smooth texture. Bittersweet flavors with a slight coffee taste.