NJBeerman013 (1054) - Hamilton Twp., New Jersey, USA - DEC 23, 2004
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A very malty ale, nothing in the way of hops showing. Sticky creamy head that lasts the length of the beer. Not bad, but wouldnt order again.
FROTHINGSLOSH (6197) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 15, 2004
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: NOV 17, 2011 I have had this one a couple of times but never been particularly impressed.+++ Sampled on draft this beer pours a light mahogany color with a medium sized white head that left great lacing. The aroma is light, bitter a bit woody and mildly hoppy. The flavor is generally mild and lightly malty on the front, followed by a nutty and woody element and then ends sharp and bitter. A pretty basic beer really.
Mullo (102) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - DEC 15, 2004
2.7 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft, but, unfortunately served as a lager, not an ale - probably affects the flavour? Sharpness in hte hops flavour - could be a little smoother. Fairly standard as far as an ale goes - nothing too adventurous. Lacked aroma (probably due to being served as a lager). Nothing special about the malt.
DocLock (9243) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 13, 2004
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On draft at Half Time, Poughkeepsie, NY. Pours a nice shade of ruby with a medium, white head. Aroma of malt, toffee, some fruit and cognac. Malty taste with a dense palate and a dry finish that had hints of cabernet. Not bad.
crazyvin (2026) - New York, USA - DEC 12, 2004
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
on tap-smooth malty taste with some hops. matls were composed of mostly caramel and fruit. Not a roasted caramel but a sweet tone. Brown in color with a white head, decent ale.
braudimusprime (75) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 11, 2004
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
The most average ale ever? Nice looking, decent palate, drinkable, but nothing unique in the flavor at all. Simply dry and bitter, and good at it.
LilKem (1213) - Marietta, Ohio, USA - DEC 8, 2004
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
had it from the tap, amber color with quarter-inch white head. very bitter with bitter aftertaste. not the best, not the worst.
BUrunner (92) - Indiana, USA - DEC 3, 2004
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Had on tap. Nice brown color but little head. Rather watery mouthfeel but good toasted flavors. Not bad.
ericnixon (742) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 1, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice dark color on this one. Pretty bittah taste with a good roasty-ness in the aftertaste. Overall it was pretty good.
weavie123 (1) - Berwyn, Illinois, USA - NOV 28, 2004 does not count
4.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
I find this ale to be one of the best beverages I have ever tasted. While not the most knowledgable beer drinker in the world, I have tasted my share of imported beers and ales and was drinking a Guinness Stout when a friend suggested I try Smithwicks. I was totally blown away and whenever I return to that particular bar (only one I know who serves Smithsicks) that is all I drink.