gilby (27) - Fort Riley, Kansas, USA - JUL 13, 2005
Great ale, middle of the road body, aroma was .........odd, malty,nutty; freegin’ strange. The flavor reminded me of a smooth tea. Lots of fruit flavors and a weird cocoa/mocha taste thrown in, I’ve never tasted a brew like this one, sort of complicated flavor really. Worth a try. HogTownHarry (7065) - Toronto (Harbourfront), CANADA - JUL 10, 2005
UPDATED: AUG 24, 2005 Bottle (550ml) in Samuel Smith std pint glass. Pours dark brown, reddish, like very strong tea - creamy, frothy, light tan head, even lacing, slightly rocky. Aroma is lovely sweet malt, some balancing hops, overripe, if not sour fruit (apple, prune, bread dough, arugula (bitter lettuce, you know) , hint of mocha. Taste is all of the above, sweet to start, bitter at the back of the mouth on the long finish. Medium bodied, oily mouthfeel A worthy younger brother to one of my faves, the Oatmeal Stout. LCBO better bring this in again this year!! shrubber85 (11618) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - JUL 10, 2005
Bottle. Nutty malt and hops aroma. Cola brown color - moderate efferverscence, little head. Walnut/pecan flavor with strong hops finish. Nice drink when you don’t want the thickness of a stout or porter. Emil (6064) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUL 8, 2005
Bottle. Brown colour with a medium baige head. Sweet light roasted malty nutty aroma and taste, light dry. Medium body and a sweet dry finish. fluids (364) - Massachusetts, USA - JUL 4, 2005
Brown coloa color with a creamy chocolate almond taste. Available at Downtown Wine and Spirits in Somerville, MA.
MesandSim (7117) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 4, 2005
A Mes rate:
Creamy and stout-like but a more mellow drinker. Obviously it’s nutty and there is clear chocolate in the nose coupled with a touch of liquorice too. The flavour mirrors the smell almost exactly and goes down a treat. My first from S.S. in a place that seems to have the full range. I shall be going back for more... JFURYCAT (1078) - East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 4, 2005
It has a nice roasted almond flavor but is a bit too much on the wet side for me. IndianaRed (5040) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JUL 1, 2005
Bottle Pours a...well...brown. Small light tan head and very nice clinging lacing. Aromas were a pretty heavy and sweet maltiness.Expectantly low on hops and fhte flavors were a nice woody slightly roasted malt with some of the nuttiness described above.
A good example of a style I like.
pinkzambia (2073) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JUL 1, 2005
Bottle: I am a fan of brown ales and this popular ale is great in it’s category. It pours an average off-white head with good lacing. Color is light brown. Light malts with average hops. I picked up on some flower tastes. Aromas enjoyed were toffee, brown sugar mixed with cardboard. Fizzy carbonation with a metallic finish. The bitterness was appropriate for the style and overall, I enjoyed Mr. Smith. Thanks Indiana_Red! LilKem (1213) - Marietta, Ohio, USA - JUN 30, 2005
The scent is a bit skunked, which sucks because if I could take off the layer of skunkiness i bet it would so rule. Some walnuts and cashews are present in the aroma though. Nice white head, thick, on a very nice even brown body. more carbonated than i espected. its aight.