MiP (12839) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - MAY 26, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle, 5% at KØ09. Dark brown colour. Mild malty flavour, dark malt. Low bitterness. Good mouthfeel, nicely chewy, but the carbonation is a little high. Subtle but very nice.
saxo (12773) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - MAY 4, 2006
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Nice creamy tan head with good duration. Color is black. Aroma is sweet with hints of coffee. Taste is malty and a touch of caramel and coffee. Good palate.
cgarvieuk (12181) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 24, 2007
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Black in colour, with a burnt roats maly nose, a deep roast malt and coffe tones with a a little bitter and a long roast finish
Theis (12130) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - AUG 20, 2006
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle 35,5 cl. Dark brown - big offwhite head. Burned, roasted, raisins, chokolate, sweet. Good but not enough power.
madmitch76 (12124) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JAN 15, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
23rd March 2008
Silky smooth stout with a nice balance of sourish malt, lightly toasted malt and a little fruitiness, Very drinkable.
harrisoni (12066) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - JUL 25, 2005
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. I’ve always thought of Sam Smith’s as quite a small brewery so I can’t believe the number of ratings this beer has. Not that it is a bad beer, quite the opposite. Pours black with a cream colour head. Lots of roasted malt aromas including coffee, chocolate, cereals and liquorice. Good im mouth with a good dryness to balance the slight sweetness of the malts with a good finish. Excellent stout.
yngwie (11750) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - NOV 30, 2005
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled. Looks delicious, brown/black with a light brown head. Aroma of coffe, milk-chocolate and salty licorice. Flavor much the same. Full bodied and with some dry bitterness in the end. (051104)
bu11zeye (11740) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - SEP 9, 2003
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: AUG 30, 2004 Dark brown collor with a light creamy head. Has a rich smooth taste with a creamy finish. Great beer!
TBone (11188) - Pori, FINLAND - NOV 4, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled (BB 03/2009)
Dark ruby color, almost opaque color, firm beige creamy head. Roasted malty and chocolaty, a bit sticky aroma. Chocolaty, lightly toasted malty, a bit sweet beer. Almost like beer with wheat (=banana fruity), so propably it is oat doing a job.
argo0 (11077) - Washington DC, USA - APR 30, 2002
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
I never understood the concept of ’silky’ in a beer until I tried this one. The body is jet black, and is topped by a minimal mocha head. Rich coffee and wine(!) aroma. The flavor is a combination of mocha, malt, butter, mild chocolate, wine, and sweetness. The bitterness comes to the fore as you swallow. A delicious concoction -- this beer is one of the reasons Samuel Smith has such a great reputation.