rauchbier (3732) - 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 (32889) - 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 (775) - 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.
shaeffbser (70) - Vail, Colorado, USA - APR 2, 2003
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
very dark with a reddish tint. roasted oatmeal aroma. Tasted like sweet oats, fruity and toasty tast. light carb nice texture.
AustinMilbarge (681) - Denver, Colorado, USA - APR 1, 2003
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Almost a creamy, tight packed tan head. Dark ruby, black color. Sweet, malty aroma. It makes my mouth water like few other things. Hearty flavor, sweet but just the right amount. The grains come through well. Malty. I think this may be my favorite stout when factoring price, availability, and taste. A definite winner and repeat buy. If you can get your hands on this, and you probably can, give it a try.
BeerPrince (1701) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 1, 2003
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Very dark brown nearing black body with a huge creamy tan head. Aroma is chocolatey and roasted nuts. Flavour is silky smooth malts and roasted cocoa with a slight fruity note. Finish is sweet and chewy. A beauty!
hotstuff (4729) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - MAR 29, 2003
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
I found this brew to go down easy which is much to my liking with a nice smooth flavor.A good stout in my opinion.