WMMALASKA (10) - Anchorage, Alaska, USA - MAR 12, 2005
This is a standard by which all stouts should be mesured. Fabulous beer. Great colour. Great flavour. Truely a luxury beer. JRBowie (18) - Atascosa, Texas, USA - MAR 12, 2005
This was my first experiance with sam smith and if first impresions count for much they did an awsom job with this beer "truely world class"! frankenkitty (2012) - Oak Lawn, Illinois, USA - MAR 12, 2005
Bottle poured a near-black stout with an average-sized light brown head. Lacing crept quickly back into the head. Aromas of brown sugar, brandied figs and (remarkably) egg nog. Bittersweet, full-bodied flavor with a light hop tingle. Very good. wnhay (722) - Princeton, New Jersey, USA - MAR 11, 2005
Pours black as Starbucks Italian Roast with a creamy head that lasts longer then other Imperial Stouts I have seen. The aroma is very rich consisting of Thomas Sweet like chocolates, perhaps Rasberry and Cherry, wine and a lot of caramel. Butterscotch comes into the taste making very interesting. The palate is very fine but a bit too sweet in my opinion. Overall I like this a lot, but the sweetness is a bit too much. aenimopiate (176) - The United States of Texas, Texas, USA - MAR 6, 2005
This beer pours like east texas sweet crude oil and has a glass presence that refuses to be ignored. The aroma of mocha is apparent from the moment you open the bottle and translates to a roasted coffee flavor, with a fairly well hidden alcohol presence.
kms399 (267) - plymouth, Minnesota, USA - MAR 4, 2005
didn’t realize this was in a clear bottle untill i started to pour. came out pure black with a fluffy tan head nice creamy mouth feel. chocolate is the most prevalent flavor. this beer friggen rocks. DrunkAsASkunk (847) - Lynnwood, Washington, USA - MAR 4, 2005
This beer pours a black as night with perhaps a mild hint of red color at the edges with a thick brown head which nearly overflowed my duvel glass. Needless to say there was significant lacing for a good amount of time with this beer. The aroma was very chocolatey, malty with a hint of vanilla and roast. The flavor is full bodied, and surprisingly hoppy. Somewhat bitter finish, dry and extremely malty as well. Extremely long lasting chocolate tongue coating finish. Malty, perhaps a hint nutty and roasty. Grainy chocolate aftertaste...its just astounding how smooth Samuel Smith beers tend to be. Almost a silky buttery chocolate texture. I can see why this beer is rated where it is... very solid imperial stout. hobgoblin (163) - St-Épiphane, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 2, 2005
Bottle. This beer was worst than the first time i drank it, the bottle have something to do with it (translucide). Deep black with tan head that goes to a ring. Roasted malt, sweet caramel and molasses aroma. Taste of malt caramel, molasses and alcohol. Should change their bottle.
Cette bière était moin bonne que la 1er fois que j’y ai goûté et la bouteille y est pour quelque chose. De couleur noir opaque avec un mince collet brun qui ne forme qu’un anneau. Odeur de malt grillé, caramel et mélasse. Goût de malt caramel, mélasse et alcool. Devrait changer leur bouteille, elle peut être bien meilleur que cela. barleyPops (1142) - Quad-Cities, Illinois, USA - MAR 2, 2005
bottle from Rich. pours a chocolatey brown with aroma and flavors of roasted malt, mild hops and some dark fruit. velvety smooth and quite an enjoyable brew. thx Rich green (186) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 1, 2005
Cellar temp. Wonderful aroma of figs and cognac. Rich flavor, slightly sweet with alcohol punching through dark fruits, figs and dates. Finish is well balanced and lasts flavorfully.