Eyedrinkale (3213) - Astoria, New York, USA - MAY 27, 2003
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: DEC 21, 2007 Definitely one of the best beers in the world. The oatmeal finish is so creamy. A meal in itself.
flemdawg (559) - Rowlett, Texas, USA - MAY 24, 2003
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Another great beer from Samuel Smith. Dark in the glass with a nice head to it. Smelled like a bowl of otmeal, laced with sweetness. Taste was like "a bowl of blended up otmeal" as one friend put it. Oats, carmel, and overall greatness in the taste. Wonderful to drink.
baobubba (454) - Starkville, Mississippi, USA - MAY 23, 2003
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Roasaty yeast aroma, caramel, dried fruits, ice tea, bread, and light licorice. Toasty flavor, semi-sweet with and earthy toasty finish. Amazing that Sam Smith could fit so much flavor into this relatively light colored stout...
hayden1215 (319) - Ohio, USA - MAY 21, 2003
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black in color with a small tan head. Aroma of malt and choclate. Thick mouth feel, moderately sweet. Smooth bitter and sweet finsh.
robertjm (847) - Albany, California, USA - MAY 10, 2003
4.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
This IS the oatmeal stout to illustrate what an oatmeal stout should taste like. Has mouthfeel like chewing on some oats. Beautiful tannish brown head. Dark brown color that cannot be seen through. You can't go wrong by buying this beer!
Dobbs (16) - Harpers Ferry, West Virginia, USA - MAY 5, 2003
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Robust sweetness as soon as it is opened. Not too many brews offer a mild whisper of sweet vanilla, but here it is nicely balanced. Not much to the pour, but soft smoothness to the mouth. Lingering sweetness, but not overwhelming.
Wrath (362) - Valparaiso, Indiana, USA - MAY 5, 2003
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
I love this stout.Very dark but smooth. Coffee,chocolate and vanilla is tasted. Creamy all the way through with a nice roasty finish. A great oatmeal.
Cobra (1100) - - MAY 4, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
I really liked this one from Sammy's. Great example of the style, without being overdone.
Chewy texture, and smooth on the palate make this an easy drinking session beer.
Probiere (992) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 3, 2003
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Nose: Rampant oatmeal and molasses attack. Vanilla and spice and ooey gooey feel. Creamy start. Roasty finish. Yes, I believe I will have another.
Aubrey (3509) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - MAY 2, 2003
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Big-bubbled, sudzy, tan head; dark brown in color. Smooth, milky texture with very mild carbonation. Roasted coffee, chocolate, and hints of subtle fruit. Lactic with a corn syrup sweetness. Yeasty, "wet rag" notes. Very mild bitterness.