Fulkrum78 (175) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - JAN 19, 2003
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
damn fine beer. had forgotten how much I liked it. Smooth beer, wonderful flavor, nice head. Would drink again in a heartbeat.
Wiseblood (700) - Clarksville, Tennessee, USA - JAN 18, 2003
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dense dark body with creamy tan head. Complex layering of flavors, but burnt coffee and dark chocolate dominate. Not too thick, smooth with a malty finish. Very good.
spicedad2 (78) - Huntingdon Valley, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 18, 2003
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sam Smith's was not an enjoyable beer for me. The sample which I had was soupy and thick. It tasted like a beer which had been sitting for a good deal of time. I didn't enjoy this one at all.
Verne (263) - Enumclaw, Washington, USA - JAN 17, 2003
3.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 12/20
Off aroma otherwise a great beer
DrunkAsASkunk (847) - Lynnwood, Washington, USA - JAN 16, 2003
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: AUG 18, 2005 Now THAT is what a sweet stout is supposed to taste like. I have found the sweet nectar of life here. Aroma is of roastiness, dough, gingerbread, malt, chocolate and dark fruit. The pour is black as night...with a thinly creamy dark tannish head gracing its presence on my glass and coating it with a thin reminder of lacing to remember this glorious event. The taste is magnificent....a beautiful blend of roasts with a mild fruity and ever so slightly bitter finish. The carbonation is practically non-apparent here, and i dont feel as if im chewing my drink down..sometimes a definite plus. The aftertaste is definitely smokey with chocolate and plum residue apparent and a heavy helping of malty dryness. For a stout that is such a staple around the household, this sure took me a while to get my hands on it..but let me tell you i will never let go!!!
Sawicz (9) - USA - JAN 16, 2003 does not count
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
One of the best beers I've been able to taste. It's too bad it's so hard to find.
ConiseurofBeer (242) - Downingtown, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 16, 2003
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Complex nose. Good course head. Smooth, Sweet choclatety taste. A little too sweet for my liking, but overall a great beer.
HighGravity (926) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JAN 15, 2003
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
UPDATED: MAR 20, 2003 Very light in body. Sweet and creamy. Low hop bitterness. Pasteurization is evident. Fishy nose. Lots of butterscotch flavors.
khayman70 (153) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - JAN 14, 2003
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bizarre nose, couldn’t quite put my finger on it. Deep brown color with small head. Quite dry in the mouth but a clean finish. I really like this beer.
Crit (3738) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 14, 2003
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: APR 20, 2007 Deep brown with small tan head.Great chocolate malt nose.Roasted chocolate malt flavor with toffee overtones and a hint of cherry. Great balance and body