Svesse (5821) - Hšsselby, SWEDEN - APR 24, 2006
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(Cask at Princess Louise, Holborn, London 20 Mar 2006) Copper colour with a firm white head. Nose is malty, fruity with apricots and citrus. Taste is malty, creamy and somewhat sweet, with a drier, medium bitter finish. Refreshing, smooth and easy to drink, but lacking some personality.
mantavani (7) - ENGLAND - MAR 7, 2006 does not count
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A lovely, endlessley drinkable creamy session bitter when stored and served well, but beware; on draft this sours very easily if the bar staff arenít on the ball. If it doesnít taste right, it probably isnít; donít be afraid to send a bad pint back.
DJMonarch (9158) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - FEB 21, 2006
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: DEC 16, 2009 1. Cask Handpump at the Malt Shovels, Altrincham 09/06/2001
Smooth on the palate and creamy. Malt finish.
2. Cask Handpump at the Whipping Stocks Inn, Over Peover 14/09/2001
Mid brown coloured and smooth on the palate. Malt finish.
3. Cask Handpump at the Boot Inn, Chester 17/04/2004
Golden amber coloured with some sour fruit flavour. Smooth slightly bitter lasting malt finish.
4. Cask Handpump at the Queens Head, Stockport 09/06/2007
Fruit and hop aromas. Copper amber fruity and slightly sour with some bitterness in a crisp full malt finish.
5. Cask Handpump at Sinclairs Oyster Bar, Manchester 21/12/2007
Amber coloured smooth on the palate and malty with a crisp and slightly dry bitter finish.
6. Cask Handpump at the York Arms, York 20/02/2008
White head. Fruity aroma. Amber coloured and fruity with a crisp and slightly bitter malt finish.
7. Cask Handpump at the Golden Lion, Frodsham 11/04/2008
Floral aroma. Thick white head. Bronze coloured and fruity with some alcohol present. Hints of dryness and bitterness in a crisp full malt finish.
8. Cask Handpump at the Britannia Inn, Tadcaster 06/02/2009
Hop aroma. Golden coloured smooth on the palate and hoppy with a crisp and slightly dry malt finish.
9. Cask Handpump at the Golden Ball, Scarborough 08/02/2009
Floral aroma. White head. Golden coloured smooth on the palate and fruity with a little bitterness in a crisp full malt finish.
10. Cask Handpump at the Golden Ball, Scarborough 06/12/2009
Hoppy aroma. White head. Amber coloured smooth on the palate and floral with a crisp and slightly bitter malt finish.
haddonsman (1234) - Derby, Derbyshire, ENGLAND - FEB 6, 2006
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask at some sidestreet pub in Sheffield. Cheap stuff, decent enough light malts, thick collar head.
PorterCall (44) - (Formerly UK), DENMARK - FEB 3, 2006
1.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Cask, from the Chandos in Covent Garden. A brilliant white creamy head, artficial taste, not nice-I could only manage a 1/4 of the pint after drinking a pint of delicious Landlord. No comments about the character I just couldnít drink it, my drinking partner said the same, maybe it wasnít stored properly, maybe I will give it another shot when I am home again.
onelststnd (19) - Bakersfield, California, USA - DEC 25, 2005
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
While not one of the best Iíve ever had, I really enjoyed this one. I enjoy almost all Samuel Smith fare. The company I had over at my house seemed to enjoy more than I did.
TheGrandMaster (2334) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - DEC 4, 2005
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pint pulled at The Olde Cheshire Cheese on Fleet Street (London), a milky white that settles to an orange body with a full creamy head. A floral aroma with hints of citrus. Citrus strong again in the flavour (oranges I think) with further hints of melon. Very smooth on the palate with a slight bitterness left on the tongue.
leaparsons (7713) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - DEC 3, 2005
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Cask, The Oyster Bar, Manchester. Amber/brown with a cream head. Aromas are dry, light malts with melon fruitiness. Not a great deal going on. Flavours are biscuit malts with chocolate and fruit notes. Quite light in character with no great finish. Easy to drink.
TomSpears (65) - Norfolk, ENGLAND - SEP 5, 2005
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Come to London to sample the delights of the nationís best beers and it is fairly standard fare on offer. My local pubs in Norwich offer greater choice and better quality than the capitalís pubs. Anyway - we stopped off at the Louise and had the Sam Smith cask bitter. It is an enjoyable drop, served cool and fresh in an attractive pub. But like all of Sammyís products it lacks character. Thereís an honest to goodness Yorkshire good value feel about Sam Smiths. The beers are made from wholesome but cheap ingredients and delivered in the blandest manner so as not to offend anyone and therefore maximise profit. The appalling lack of choice in a Sam Smithís pub should be a case for the monopolies commission. Sam Smithís wine, whiskey, rum, cider, German lager, cola, lemonade, crisps, etc. None of it is great, but then none of it is actually bad either. Just bland, bland, bland!
argo0 (11167) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 24, 2005
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
(Cask at Princess Louise, London) Clear amber body with a creamy small off-white head that leaves nice lacing. Aroma is medium sweet, spiced apple, some herbal, light wood. Taste is medium sweet, earthy/herbal, apple, some caramel, with a bit of wood in the finish. Watery light body.