knickskicks (873) - - JUL 24, 2012
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap. Golden, white head. Biscuits, some lemon. Bitter finish. Ordinary bitter.
theatmosphere (50) - York, North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUN 12, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
This is decent enough stuff. Not a particularly strong taste but refreshing and easy to drink. I get through plenty of these at The Wellington in York when I am there. It’s definitely my Samuel Smith’s offering of choice.
Beersiveknown (3830) - NORTHERN IRELAND - MAY 15, 2012
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Clear amber with creamy foam head. Rich malt, slight lemon hop flavours, clean biscuit malt finish. Bit cold
deanso (6481) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAY 7, 2012
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
half a pint at the red Lion, Conisbrough.
Creamy white head. Clear golden blond pour. An ok best bitter
jackl (5561) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - APR 21, 2012
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Keg @ The Princess Louise. Light golden color with a big, creamy head. The nose is fleeting sweet apples and light caramel, the aroma dissipates with alarming speed. I was left wondering whether I had simply imagined that the beer had an aroma. The taste is watery light malt, some caramel and more red apple. Very subdued in the flavor department. Not much to write about, really. The body’s thin. The carbonation pronounced. Overall, by far the worst of Sam Smith’s bitters. Far behind the actually decent Old Brewery...
superflyguy (429) - Leeds, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - APR 2, 2012
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
not very good. really quite a thin palate with little going on in the malt or hop departments.
a little bitterness in the finish is all there is to write home about.
stravale (2478) - Near Carrick-on-Shannon, IRELAND - MAR 29, 2012
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Keg @ Cramond Inn, Edinburgh
Amber, clear, bubbly thin dense head
Aroma of light cereal hops, light malt.
Taste of light biscuity malt, bit of weetabix, light toffee, not great, bit metallic
Palate - medium carb, thin body. Finish of biscuity malt and quite metallic finish
Overall - Quite metallic here - worth a re-rate..... certainly below average today
ralphdot (1007) - Billingham, Durham, ENGLAND - NOV 25, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 10/20
4.1% light amber colour with a good head, slight hop aroma, sweet bitter taste, not as good as the Old Brewery Bitter.
dynamiteninja (1671) - Norfolk, ENGLAND - OCT 3, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Keg. The Hansom Cab, York. Medium white head. Golden body. Excellent lacing. Fruity, hoppy, citric, perfumey, spicy, peppery. Bittersweet. Dry finish. creamy mouthfeel. How Stones Bitter ought to taste I imagine.
BeerCast_Rich (1905) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 26, 2011
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
[keg at Cramond Inn, Edinburgh] Nut brown, thick white head from the pour. Very cold as on keg, not much aroma. Once it warms, some bready malt on the nose. Quite nice mild roast palate, slightly bitter finish, but nothing too crazy. A decent, doughy, bitter