Discofish (152) - USA - MAR 14, 2003
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A tasty beer, but nothing extraordinary. A mild hoppyness blended with malts
Braudog (5668) - Hampton, Virginia, USA - MAR 13, 2003
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: FEB 6, 2006 Still, amber beer with marshmellow head. Sweet scent. The first taste is silky and alcoholic. Despite the head, the beer is pretty smooth. The sweet sugar taste carries throughout. Nice apple-tinged finish.
Ungstrup (29226) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - MAR 13, 2003
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
An amber beer with not much head. The aroma is sweet and malty - very nice. And so is the flavor - but maybe a bit too sweet.
stoutosaurus (157) - Clinton, Mississippi, USA - MAR 12, 2003
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice creamy flavor. I expected it to be a little better than it was, I'll still to samuel's stouts.
raindog (560) - Evansville, Indiana, USA - MAR 12, 2003
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Nice golden/oarnge color with a big,dense,head. Good retetion with nice lacing. Big hoppy aroma,with a little malt. Mouthfeel is a bit watery and metallic.Slick,fruity-malt flavors exit as soon as they enter,finish is of woody,hops which almost seem stale.The finish was the best part of the beer but was gone by mid bottle. Not near as good as I remembered.
Dorwart (2374) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - MAR 11, 2003
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Damn clear glass! When are the English going to learn. Slightly skunky aroma. Also floral (hops) and malty. Color is medium golden brown. Gret big head from the pour which settles nicely. Ok carbonation. Somewhat thin flavor of malt, iron and hops. Finish is creamy and slightly bitter with hops presence. An ok beer but not one that I would get again. Maybe slightly spoiled because of the clear glass.
Pjones6738 (500) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 1, 2003
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Nice orange color with a long lasting creamy head. Slight caramel malt flavor as it warmed, but this was generally bland. Not impressed with this one.
uhorpheus (215) - houston, Texas, USA - FEB 24, 2003
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice hoppy aroma and flavor. A little thin to me, not much maltiness. Golden amber in color. Not bad, but nothing special. Not my favorite from this brewery.
RobBestwick (586) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 20, 2003
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Hoppy aroma, light amber hue with a good head and substantial lacing, nicely balanced with hops and malts with a dryish finnish, good solid ale
WabashMan (1012) - Noblesville, Indiana, USA - FEB 11, 2003
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
02/03 Release: This is a pretty nice seasonal brew, but I have to admit that I had hoped for more from this one. In many cases, breweries seem to save their BEST beers for seasonal and celebratory batches, and I don't think that's the case with Sammy Smith. Good, but not great on this one.