Trappist (284) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - JAN 20, 2002
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
A very full and rich flavor, with a dark coloring that is almost black. The malty oat taste is the first to hit the palate leaving a mildly bitter after taste. I like this one a lot.
CaptainCougar (7129) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - JAN 16, 2002
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAR 31, 2003 A dark viscous brew with thick mouthfeel and a sticky sweet aftertaste. Dark milk chocolate with lactic sweetness dominates the body and can be somewhat overpowering. Still, this is a very good beer and one of Samuel Smith's best.
Gregory (357) - Pullman, Washington, USA - JAN 15, 2002
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
I loved the flaovrs of this beer from start to finish it tantalized my taste buds, strong hops flavorings at first and smoothed out to a very sweet finish. I really enjoyed this beer. I did have it in the bottle, which I wonder how much different it would be on tap.
erway (1004) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - JAN 14, 2002
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Donít let my rating fool you,... this is one of the best examples of an oatmeal stout out there. Thick and roasty with a great head and SWEET! Itís just not my cup of tea. For the price of sammyís Iíll take the imperial!
johnson2020 (79) - Canton, Michigan, USA - JAN 13, 2002
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Sweet start....very rich, smooth body....a very nice, well balanced finish. One of the best sweet stouts available anywhere.
pah57 (10) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 13, 2002
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Find it - try it!
JahNoth (1039) - Rochester, New York, USA - JAN 13, 2002
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Creamy, buttery and delicious, this is truly a canít miss stout.
BillKismet (3245) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 11, 2002
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tastes excellent right out of the bottle. Creamy beer, that leans on the sweet side, but has a soupcon of bitternes. Sapid combination of malt carmel and smokiness with a pleasant aroma.
duff (5484) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JAN 7, 2002
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: DEC 16, 2005 Re-rate: a lot staler and sweeter than i remember, not much roasty bitterness in the finish, more sweet chocolate/caramel flavours, either my taste has changed, or Sam Smiths has gotten worse.Original rating (3.5):It was a nice stout, but not really what i expected, had a smooth mouthfeel with a buttery sweetness, which wasnít great, but wasnít bad. A decent brew.
russnug (35) - Erie, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 5, 2002
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This one is a classic. Great pour reveals creeeeemy head. If you like stouts this one needs to be sampled.