kumite56 (471) - Cordova, Tennessee, USA - OCT 22, 2002
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Very good beer. Full flaoved without being overpowering like many stouts. Smooth and silky. Black color with a tan mostly lasting head. Moderate maltyness and well balanced.
rolo99 (29) - USA - OCT 20, 2002
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thick and hearty, pours almost like chocolate milk. Has a nice combination of flavors.
Allseeingeye (223) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - OCT 20, 2002
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Opaque black color. Nice fat head lasts. Smells like smoky chocolate. Fruity nutty flavors, figs? The more of these I drink, the more flavors I taste. Bitter sweet chocolate finish. Nice.
Murphy (1759) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - OCT 19, 2002
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Was not quite what I like in a stout. The Imperial Stout I felt was much better. I really can’t complain, but I think a lot of American stouts are more complex than this one.
Craig99 (6) - Champaign, Illinois, USA - OCT 17, 2002 does not count
4.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Wonderful and delightful drink, strong start with no lingering bitterness.
iwantalambic (1478) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - OCT 17, 2002
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Wonderful deep brown with a dark beige extremely rocky head. Wonderful roasted malt aroma. Flavour is like smokey and sweet, image if you could smoke chocolate in a BBQ pit. Wonderful!!
Zodanga (26) - Alabama, USA - OCT 13, 2002
4.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: JUL 29, 2012 My favorite beer, which has been now for about 9 years I guess. Samuel Smith Oatmeal Stout. She doesn’t come cheap though, at around $5.00 (for a 18.7 ounce Victorian Pint), only the most privileged and discerning people will choose the luxury of her presence, but she is well worth it my friends. She is dark, rich and beautiful, with a creamy mocha head and complex yet well balanced personality. Her medium-full body is exceptionally smooth, silky and well-rounded, carrying the delightful scent of dark malt, chocolate and toasted oats. Her subdued flavors will please any palate, and will leave you wishing for more to drown out the slightly bittersweet aftertaste once she is gone. As an extra bonus - she is also certified Vegan. Such a classic, amazing Oatmeal Stout. Benchmark of the style!
Hmmm, am I talking about beer or my wife? ;-)
joeycapps (1468) - Waterdown, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 13, 2002
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black w/ thick creamy head. Roasted malt aroma w/ notes of figs. Smooth, silky texture. Moderately sweet, toasty, hints of nuts, & a dry silky finish.
Gusler (2653) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - OCT 13, 2002
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Re-Rate 10/13/02: The beer pours a full bodied black color, the generous head is chocolate brown, the lace lays in sheets upon the “Chimay Goblet” I drink it from, as I think goblets and chalices do more for stouts than the traditional “Guinness” tulip glasses. When you bring this to your lips for the first taste, the roasted malt, oats, caramel, and an almost molasses like tone greets you. Front is malt sweet; the middle is full, rich, creamy and somewhat chocolate like, the finish is where you find the Kent hops at the semi-sweet dry finish, and a long lasting toasted grain after taste. Stouts are not meant for everyone, as much as I love them, many will find them bitter, overpowering and totally lacking in merit, but then I feel that way about most Lagers/Pilsners, but to me this is what makes beer and beer drinkers so interesting, the difference in taste and opinions.
slimjim (106) - New Jersey, USA - OCT 10, 2002
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
This silky smooth sweet stout is ALL what it;s cracked up to be. This is the very best stout ans possibly the very best beer ive ever drank. Words cant describe this brew, just go find some and sip away!