elickd (7) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 12, 2002 does not count
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
One of the finest beers ever created. If you drank one that seemed lackluster, suspect it sat on a shelf too long.
I’ll not repeat what’s already been said a hundred times; it’s a great, complex, rich, beer. Go try one. Now!
Ringo (963) - Loveland, Colorado, USA - JUL 11, 2002
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Attention US microbrewers of oatmeal stouts: this is what it is supposed to be like.
MartinT (7746) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 8, 2002
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: APR 18, 2004 Delightful roasted chocolate malt syrup…Boiling caramel and keeping the vapor which arises from the pot…A dash of honey with some licorice...Quaffable grapes in a thinner than usual stout body...
beerlovinman99 (124) - USA - JUL 7, 2002
1.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
All the Sam Smiths beers used to be MUCH better when the Samuel Smith brewery was independent and you could find Sam Smith pubs throughout London. The new brews from Tadcaster just are not the same: they are pale imitations of the original.
IneedAbuheer (69) - Ingleside, Illinois, USA - JUL 7, 2002
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Excellent look, scent, and flavor...one of my favorites. A toasted/caramel aroma leads into a smooth, sweet flavor. An excellent stout. Ding!
herbjones (742) - Orange, California, USA - JUL 6, 2002
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
I was given one of these in the parking lot of a Grateful Dead concert in 1990. Bud/Miller/Coors has not passed my lips since. Black color with a creamy tan head. Very light roast in the nose. Very light and drinkable for a stout and the low ABV means you can drink them all night. Perfect for winter drinking sessions.
wdfod99 (4) - Idaho, USA - JUL 6, 2002 does not count
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Nice frothy head,smooth flavor and creamy mouthfeel. Try serving with frosted miniwheats instead of chips or pretzels.
jsradcliffe99 (6) - USA - JUL 2, 2002 does not count
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
An excellent, nice dark beer and not as heavy and the color indicates. Smooth finish and not at all filling. One of my favorite.
huevos de fuego (3) - Murrysville, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 29, 2002 does not count
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
An excellent, smooth Stout that is not as heavy as the black color might indicate. One of my Favorite stout beers.
SJP (483) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 28, 2002
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A very nice dark color, but the beer left me unsatisfied. It was very thin for a stout and tasted too much like a granola barfor my tastes. Still, aside from a mild unbalancing of the oat malts, I thought it was a pretty good beer.