Voivod (304) - Como, ITALY - FEB 15, 2003
3.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark brown colour, nice pale brown head. Disappointing aroma, but the taste is wonderful, with a bittersweet complexity. Another great beer from Samuel Smiths!
badgerben (4630) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - FEB 14, 2003
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Sweeter than normal, I like it! A slight metalic taste, but I'm thinking that was just this bottle.
Incarpathia (21) - Edmonds, Washington, USA - FEB 14, 2003
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
A very enjoyable oatmeal stout. THe Samuel Smith Old Brewery does not disappoint with this brew. One of the best available here in the NW!
beerbumble (42) - Reno, Nevada, USA - FEB 12, 2003
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Great looking and tasting beer. Tastes like it has more alcohol than it really does. Awsome beer.
DukeofYork (44) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 11, 2003
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Perfect (I mean perfect - creamy, lacy) fluffy brown head. Dark but not opaque.
Sweet, roasty malt notes in nose. Smooooooooth as silk ... rich roast, sweetness, a little bitterness on the finish (barely). You could drink several litres of this stuff without much fuss. Divine. If only this was available in place of Guinness!
WabashMan (1020) - Noblesville, Indiana, USA - FEB 11, 2003
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JUL 23, 2003 A very nice stout, and certainly a staple of the stout diet, being easily found. Not TOO sweet, and less emphasis on the coffee/chocolate flavors in a sweet stout is a nice change of pace.
mikeben (355) - Naperville, Illinois, USA - FEB 9, 2003
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: SEP 17, 2003 A great beer but it is heavy. Great consistenacy and the mild flavor give you a good treat. Slightly sweet this is similer to Gunniess is feel but no aftertaste and no bitterness.
desurfer (1253) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - FEB 8, 2003
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
The best stout I have ever had. A little to carbonated, but the flavor is great. Little bitterness, and you can actually taste the oatmeal. My only problem is the clear bottle. Why??
Yankovitch333 (612) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - FEB 6, 2003
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Black. There's black lettering on my glass and I can't see it. Tan head with good retention. The aroma is sweet. You can taste the roasted malts and the oats give it a sweet taste. Smooth, medium dry, and slight bitter finish. Good stuff!
JCW (1277) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 6, 2003
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JUN 7, 2003 I've many of these before I started Ratebeer, always like them. I got a gift box with pint glass and this and two other Sam's included. This is an excellent stout. I got to agree with the "Commercial Description" all the way. Medium dry, balance between bitterness and sweetness. Soft mouthfeel.