Brewed by Samuel Smith
Style: English Strong Ale
Tadcaster, England


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RATINGS: 1642   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.26   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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Bottle: Pasteurised.
Each year the label has a different picture.
Ingredients: Water, malted barley, yeast, hops, seaweed finings, carbon dioxide.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
hotstuff (4393) - Indiana, USA - MAR 29, 2003
Another brew that I found to have a bitter taste to it.Not a brew at the top of my list.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Shag (2668) - Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA - MAR 29, 2003
Not up to par with many Sam Smith's offerings. A good aroma even with a stuffy nose. Taste is spicy caramel malt. Im not into these winter spicy/sweet beers but I thought Sam Smith would change my mind. Well it didnt, Im not interested in trying again. I just dont think I care for the style.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
thedm (5034) - Fort Wayne, USA - MAR 28, 2003
UPDATED: JUN 4, 2003 Another aroma I cannot place. Its initial pour yielded a frothy off white head of small to medium bubbles that lasted a long while with a very nice transparent amber brown body. Initial taste was not full of flavor, but was not bad. There was the hint of an aftertaste that caused me to keep sipping it to try and place it. It was sort of smooth with an aftertaste that was hard for me to place. Not a bad beer, but not a great beer either.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
nigos (631) - Ipswich, Suffolk, ENGLAND - MAR 25, 2003
Fino sherry like nose. Bronze hue with large off white head. Hoppy flavour with a long bitter/dry finish. Initial taste is like sherry with hints of raisins. A good winter warmer and another beer from Samuel Smith with loads of character.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
BeaverBrown (245) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 24, 2003
I was pretty impressed with this beer. Golden brown with a light fizzy head. Can taste the alcohol.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Discofish (152) - USA - MAR 14, 2003
A tasty beer, but nothing extraordinary. A mild hoppyness blended with malts

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Braudog (5975) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - MAR 13, 2003
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ungstrup (29989) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - MAR 13, 2003
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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
stoutosaurus (157) - Clinton, Mississippi, USA - MAR 12, 2003
Nice creamy flavor. I expected it to be a little better than it was, I'll still to samuel's stouts.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
raindog (560) - Evansville, Indiana, USA - MAR 12, 2003
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.

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