Pablo McStouthead (69) - L.A, California, USA - DEC 22, 2001
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Just the perfect mix of sweet/bitter.
stonesown99 (3) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - DEC 13, 2001 does not count
3.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Very tasty. Creamy with lingering chocolate on the nose. A bit swett as others point out but quite good nonetheless.
TheDarkertheBetter99 (27) - Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, USA - DEC 5, 2001
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
I think this actually is the only oatmeal stout built on a dry stout paltform, as opposed to a cream stout. Could be wrong, but I think the style category this is in is just wrong. Awesome brew. Not too far off Smithís Imperial. Actually more drinkable, but less flavorful. Very nice thickness. SMOOTH. you can feel the oils of the oats as a residue on your teeth and tongue. Seriously folks, is there motor oil in this?
Down In Flames99 (7) - USA - DEC 5, 2001 does not count
2.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Impressive aroma. Nice head. But too sweet. I know Iím in the majority here, but the Imperial Stout was far better, IMO. More alcohol, and less sweetness. :) If your looking for chocolate taste, this is the beer for you.
aledrinkerLS (101) - New Brunswick, USA - DEC 4, 2001
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 19/20
This is an excellent, classic example of the style. However, very, very rich and hard for me to finish a whole bottle. If you are a stout or porter lover, this is a must have!! Burnt, roasty, yet bittersweet, this beer is absolute perfection.
jakeb4299 (25) - sometown, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 2, 2001
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Great oatmeal flavor. Not that heavy, but you wonít mind.
Aurelius (4118) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - DEC 1, 2001
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
I laughed, I cried, I wished that I had bought another. A well-balanced sweet stout. Pitch black, aromatic and mouthy. Never met a Sam Smithís that I didnít like. PS. DO NOT DRINK WITH FISH. It really brings out the iodine in fish, and messes up really good trout and really good stout.
BockMan99 (20) - lawrence, Kansas, USA - NOV 30, 2001
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Grap a fork and knife and dig in! This is good stout!
popilius (61) - Chicagoland, Illinois, USA - NOV 24, 2001
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Canít really get a decent head out of the bottle. However, it was still full, creamy, with hints of sweet equaled off with a nutty aftertaste.
Puss Gutt99 (206) - Oldtown, Florida, USA - NOV 18, 2001
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
major league stout when you are in that mood