Brodie (540) - Blowing Rock, North Carolina, USA - OCT 4, 2002
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
I had this for dessert last night - so good. Chocolate and roasted barley aroma. Sweet, chocolate taste with a silky mouthfeel. One of my favorite stouts.
jamrun (137) - Sioux Falls, South Dakota, USA - OCT 3, 2002
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Black in color nice brown head smokey very nutty flavour, very thick not the creammy tast I am used to with oatmeal stouts
Calusa99 (8) - Lynn Haven, Florida, USA - SEP 29, 2002 does not count
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very sweet and heavy stout. Got numerous aromas from it. Another enjoyable stout from Sammy Smith..
CrimsonGhost1971 (188) - USA - SEP 29, 2002
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 20/20
Now this is one fine stout. Sweet, smoky flavor. Very smooth and balanced. Samuel Smith continues to impress me. ;)
loweredsixth (946) - Clovis, California, USA - SEP 29, 2002
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: SEP 6, 2003 Yessssss! Beautiful! Strong wood, smoke, coffee, nutty aroma. Kinda like a campfire. The taste was better than the aroma. Wonderful blend of coffee, smoke, nutty, wood, licorice, alcohol, and more. The color was black black, with just a hint of red when held directly in front of a 100 watt light bulb. The carbonation was quite low... which I like in a stout. A hint of sweetness in the aftertaste rounded out the flavor. This is one of the best stouts in the world. Yesssssss! Yesssss! Yesssssss!
flutetokill (523) - Fresno, California, USA - SEP 27, 2002
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Deep brown color with a hint of red, almost opaque.Malty aroma, strong full malty taste, slightly bitter aftertaste. A nice sweet stout. *Note-The first time I tried this, my husband and I nicknamed this the ’Bacon Beer.’ It tasted overwhelmingly like bacon and maple syrup. I didn’t notice that at all this time. Maybe I had a bad bottle. Much better the second time around.
Hopistotle420 (1178) - Amherst, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 27, 2002
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Earthy musky aroma. Deep black hue. Tan head, slowly diminishing. Lovely malts, sweet caramel/mocha, medium bodied, slightly hopped finish. A wonderful sweet stout, a classic, no doubt.
rlhubley99 (36) - Austin, Texas, USA - SEP 23, 2002
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Very, very good stout. I was impressed with this stout, and plan to put it head to head with Young’s Oatmeal Stout sometime soon. This stout definitley tastes better as it reaches a room temp. Nice, creamy head, although it doesn’t stick around too long. The oatmeal flavor was suttle IMO. Very smooth beer. Thin mouthfeel.
RaginCajun (320) - Houston, Texas, USA - SEP 22, 2002
4.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Wow, this is good stuff. Drinks extremely smooth. Excellent appearance. Taste, although thin, is very agreeable with me. I’ll definitely try some more of this.
vwsteggie (684) - Paxton, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 21, 2002
3.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Typical looking stout very dark. The taste is rather thin and it smells and finishes like soy sauce. Overall it is not bad, but the soy sauce flavoring is kind of weird...