Shazbat (100) - USA - FEB 6, 2001
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Now this is what Oatmeal Stout should me, malty, grainy and a bit of sweet. Not like that nasty, salty Ipswich junk.
Indra (2619) - Overland Park, Kansas, USA - JAN 25, 2001
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Everyone I know likes this beer. I liked it so much that I bought an Oatmeal Stout T-shirt! Typically Samuel Smith-ian character all-around (which is to say excellent!)
k2 (146) - USA - JAN 22, 2001
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Good smooth stout. Great color and maltyness. Needs to be served on tap in more bars and resturants.
HarmonKill-a-Brew (407) - Wilmar, Arkansas, USA - JAN 13, 2001
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A good stout, but as long as they make Guinness, I won’t be buying Samuel Smith’s.
Zach Diesel (906) - Sisters, Oregon, USA - JAN 2, 2001
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
So very very good. Sam Smith has done me well here.
opiate (199) - Sandy, Utah, USA - NOV 26, 2000
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
By far one of my favorite all tiem beers. This stuff is smooth as silk. The aroma is complex, rich and just incredible. The flavor takes my tongue on a ride it never soon forgets. This is the stout against which all other sweet stouts should be judged.
Oakes (12627) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 18, 2000
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: JUN 26, 2004 Very dark brown, thin light tan head; aroma like the finest Belgian chocolate mixed with Atholl Brose. I want to fall into the glass. Silky body, fruity notes of cherry, redcurrant add an interesting layer to the silky malts and chocolate overtones. Sweet, luscious finish. One of those beers that leaves you at a loss for words. The classic oatmeal stout - depth without compromising stylistic adherence.
P-tor44 (886) - Anchorage, Alaska, USA - NOV 18, 2000
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Maybe not the best beer in the world but it is good. Nice and sweet
rosebud (47) - Portsmouth, New Hampshire, USA - NOV 14, 2000
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very nice, smooth stout.
Saad (104) - Jacksonville, North Carolina, USA - NOV 14, 2000
3.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
A good stout, but I don’t care for the amount of carbonation. Sort of like a stale soda. But, my bottom line is this is no match for Guinness, which in my humble opinion is the true King of Beers. Just confirmed what I already knew, no one makes a better stout than the Irish!