dhurtubise (568) - Hamilton, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 28, 2003
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Almost no carbonation but the head lasts until you finish the bottle. A very balanced oatmeal stout. Balanced in every possible way. There is a hint of oxidation in the back ground (a little cardboard on the finish-in my bottle at least) that can be detected but the effect is overpowered by the hopbitterness as you drink. It is a perfect amalgalm of roasted malts, hop bitterness and malty sweetness. HOWEVER, this is not the best oatmeal stout I've sampled, not even close. Try St-Ambroise Oatmeal stout (McCauslan) if you want richness, roastiness, chocolate and a healthy dose of bitterness (balanced on a much higher scale). A superbly pleasant brew nonetheless. As the beer warms up, alchohol and fruit notes are more apparent and the roastyness in the nose is more noticeable.
glassprison (4) - USA - JAN 27, 2003 does not count
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
This is a truly amazing beer. A thick, dark beer with a thick light brown head. It has a very smooth taste, sweeter than your every day stout thanks to the oatmeal. Try this beer, you will like it
bac080 (398) - Bloomington, Illinois, USA - JAN 27, 2003
4.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
One of my favorite beers, a little more bitter than I usually like. Doesn't go well with roast beef.
GermanBrews76 (680) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - JAN 25, 2003
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A beautiful beer! rich and thick black body. Some fishiness about it though (I'm thinking it was just this bottle). Faint smokiness. Well roasted with hints of alcohol in the nose. Nice creamy mouthfeel, smooth and full. Nice and sweet from the oats, I assume. A beatiful smooth malty finish.
iam (369) - Mississauga, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 23, 2003
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Delicious! Pours a thick brown head. Incredible smooth roasted malt. Well balanced. Oatmeal, part of a well-balanced breakfast!
OriginalCheeser (32) - USA - JAN 22, 2003
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Little sweeter than i like but teh flavor is far from boring.
harlequinn (2744) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - JAN 21, 2003
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
An Oatmeal raisin cookie recipe in a bottle. I love this stuff, and would be more than happy to drink it all the time. Has the appearance of a coffee liquer, with a bit of a malty coffee taste, but smooth right up till the end.
Fulkrum78 (175) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - JAN 19, 2003
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
damn fine beer. had forgotten how much I liked it. Smooth beer, wonderful flavor, nice head. Would drink again in a heartbeat.
Wiseblood (700) - Clarksville, Tennessee, USA - JAN 18, 2003
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dense dark body with creamy tan head. Complex layering of flavors, but burnt coffee and dark chocolate dominate. Not too thick, smooth with a malty finish. Very good.
spicedad2 (78) - Huntingdon Valley, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 18, 2003
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sam Smith's was not an enjoyable beer for me. The sample which I had was soupy and thick. It tasted like a beer which had been sitting for a good deal of time. I didn't enjoy this one at all.