orangelazarus (53) - USA - FEB 28, 2003
Totally opaque, very thick pour with no head. More than any beer I've had, this one could pass for a wine. At first, I swore I could smell the grapes in the aroma. However, it somehow manages to taste much much better than any dry, bitter wine. There's a small note of sweetness and grain flavor to offset the winelike flavor. Unrelentingly bitter/sour aftertaste. Very good. JK (6158) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - FEB 23, 2003
UPDATED: NOV 29, 2003 Black. I thought it was a brown bottle before I poured. Tan head that disappears soon but leaves a nice lace on the glass. Coffee and bitter chocolate very noticeable in the aroma, and also a little tobacco. Flavor of the same coffee and chocolate with a little cream. Faint malt and hops tastes as it warmed. Mildly bitter finish. excellent beer. YoYo (22) - Ballston Spa, New York, USA - FEB 20, 2003
Love it. Once I got hooked, I couldn't get enough. Creamy bowl of oatmeal flavor really comes through, but oh so much more! evinal (49) - Mattapoisett, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 19, 2003
UPDATED: FEB 24, 2003 Deep dark and creamy pour. The creamy head faded far to fast. A nice aroma of chocolate and coffee.
Slightly sweet, medium body, creamy texture. Very light alchoholic finish. Great balance. Very nice brew! TheBelgian (24) - USA - FEB 18, 2003
dark with a good head on it. not very creamy. buttery and bitter with not much after taste.
FezMonkey (268) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - FEB 17, 2003
wonderful dark colored beer with a thick slowly dissipating head. Bitter & sweet taste with mild aftertaste. My first & not last oatmeal stout DOdubble (92) - UVA, Virginia, USA - FEB 16, 2003
Unpleasant aroma. Very dark color. Flavor was kinda sweet, slightly bitter, and it felt slightly creamy in the mouth. I dont think these kinds of beers are for me. Voivod (304) - Como, ITALY - FEB 15, 2003
Dark brown colour, nice pale brown head. Disappointing aroma, but the taste is wonderful, with a bittersweet complexity. Another great beer from Samuel Smiths! badgerben (5177) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - FEB 14, 2003
Sweeter than normal, I like it! A slight metalic taste, but I'm thinking that was just this bottle. Incarpathia (21) - Edmonds, Washington, USA - FEB 14, 2003
A very enjoyable oatmeal stout. THe Samuel Smith Old Brewery does not disappoint with this brew. One of the best available here in the NW!