Billyaustin (28) - Austin, Texas, USA - MAR 3, 2003
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Cookie,toasted,caramel,chocolate, coffee, and Prune aroma. Medium creamy tan head, small lacing. thick,dark black body. Bitter, sweet first taste. sweet finish with long finish duration. Excellent porter. Full, sweet and syrupy. I was sorry it was over. Definately buy it again.
notalush (4910) - Denver, Colorado, USA - FEB 22, 2003
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A moderately robust porter with a creamy mouthfeel. The flavor is like bakers chocolate with some sugar thrown in. Some coffee in the nose. Slight hop bitterness in the finish. It's decent, but lacks the complexity of some of the better porters.
apoptosis (1317) - Denver, Colorado, USA - FEB 22, 2003
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
A decent, robust porter, aroma of malts and grains, flavor of cocoa and malts. Rich, smooth and creamy body with a long-lasting frothy head. A very dry finish.
RichardGretton (4260) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - FEB 21, 2003
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark beer with an initial frothy coffee head and a light coffee nose. Very vineous flavour that is slightly hopped with a thick and smooth mouth feel. A reasonable and pleasant English beer.
cckevin (38) - Terre Haute, Indiana, USA - FEB 20, 2003
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Nice thick creamy tan head that laced it's way down the glass to the very end. Clear and dark pour, no noticable cloudiness or particles. Very good aroma, sweet.
Nice creamy feel in the mouth that leaves a pleasant coating after you swallow. Seemed a bit sweet overall.
SmellGood (339) - Memphis, Tennessee, USA - FEB 14, 2003
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Does Samuel Smith make a bad beer? This beer is amazing. It is malty and not overly sweet. The darker the beer the better.
RobBestwick (590) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 14, 2003
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
sharp and sweet malty aroma, jet black hue, moderate carbonation, sweet rich and malty with burnt tones, very distinctive.
Incarpathia (21) - Edmonds, Washington, USA - FEB 14, 2003
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Another winner from Samuel Smith. Along side their Oatmeal Stout, this is one of my favorite brews. But, one question .. why the clear bottles?
WabashMan (1013) - Noblesville, Indiana, USA - FEB 11, 2003
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A nicely done porter, with all the quality we expect from Sammy. The aroma doesn't quite meet the rest of the beer, and that's its only setback.
nigos (631) - Ipswich, Suffolk, ENGLAND - FEB 6, 2003
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Wow! My first ever porter and its just great. Highly hopped nose. Rich dark creamy head and a gorgous dark, almost black hue, a great looker! Has an earthy, roasted taste of coffee and chocolate and is dry, full-bodied and wonderfully complex. Good balance, great ale.