wnp22 (698) - Toronto (Roncesvalles Village), Ontario, CANADA - AUG 15, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tasted in Toronto. Obtained from a beer store in Dillon Colorado while on a business trip in Keystone. 500ml bottle. Tasted in a newly purchased Buzzards Bay Brewing shaker glass. Appearance is deep and dark, thin white sustained head. Aroma of rye bread, caramel, toffee and a hint of licorice. Sweet. Taste is very satisfying - Nutty, sweet, roasty, toasty with the mosty. Slight toffee sweetness comes through with a finish that has a hoppy bitterness that balances the sweet onslaught well.
cigarsnbeer (146) - Valley City, North Dakota, USA - AUG 13, 2004
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very dark brown, bordering on black. Like most Sam Smith’s this on is watered down a little, but it does have a very good flavor of figs of raisins,and a light hint of coffee. Darn good beer!
robertsreality (2460) - Minnesota, USA - AUG 13, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark Brown Coloring. This Has Some Oomph. Smacks you in the Aftertaste...Dry and Sweet. Some Coffee, Roast and perhaps some Bitter Chocolate. Raisins.. A Little Watery in Texture. Overall, A Very Distinctive Porter.
Boystout (1000) - Chisinau, MOLDOVA - AUG 13, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark ruby classic porter with balanced roasty/malty/coffee palate. Long finish with bitter sparks.
waveman352 (178) - Saratoga Springs, New York, USA - AUG 12, 2004
3.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
A very dark beer with a very strong smell. To me it sort of smelled like light wine. It had very full body with a medium and the taste was way better than it smelled. A must try if you like dark full bodied beers.
jzzbassman (1583) - Arlington, Texas, USA - AUG 11, 2004
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured a deep dark ruby with a small head. No oxidation present, which is always a plus with a Sam Smith. Roasty, perfect carbonation, and a great creamy texture. Love it.
Sully (1380) - Potts Point, New South Wales, AUSTRALIA - AUG 8, 2004
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
These Yorkshiremen often have a problem with many things, espcecially cruicket. Many an Aussie has gone over there to teach them a few things about the fine art of leather v willow only to be shown as the superior beings. So, we can smack a ball around. Who does the better porter? No brainer. Skill, experience and ingredients all add up to the presentation of a superlative beer. Love the dark and chewy stuff.
Walt (2449) - Austin, Texas, USA - AUG 7, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured almost black and watery...smell of coffee and roasted malts...tastes a bit thin too...too sweet for me...tasty none the less...
Gachupines (1247) - USA - AUG 6, 2004
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark, black appearance. A bit thin up front, but there’s a nice bitter coffee like aftertaste. Would probably make a good session beer.
crzybob77 (530) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - AUG 5, 2004
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
This is exactly what I expected a porter from samuel smith to taste like. Very smooth, creamy, and easy to drink. The taste and aroma are light and enjoyable. Sometimes it is nice to drink a good beer that isn’t full of incredibly robust complex flavors.