JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - NOV 12, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask pint at the Chandos, London. Gorgeous appearance, a bright light orange with a thin, filmy head. Nose is soft and dry but with a hint of fruitiness that transforms unexpectedly into a mild tartness in the taste. Earthy and satisfying.
ManVsBeer (8678) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - OCT 13, 2012
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Golden head with a thick creamy white head, although a diluted bitterness for its taste.
TheCametron (2347) - CZECH REPUBLIC - AUG 15, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Keg at The Cramond Inn. Brown and that. Over chilled. Muted aroma. Some fruity malt flavours eventually and a touch of roasted malt. Textbook.
knickskicks (1150) - - 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 (5053) - 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 (8950) - 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 (7063) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, 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 (437) - 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 (2778) - 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