Geiserich (4577) - Linz, AUSTRIA - OCT 24, 2009
Bottled: Sherry aroma, oak barrels, some sweetness. Dark golden, light amber color. Rich flavor, sweet, notes of molasse, alcohol, some sherry and wood notes. Alcoholic, dry finish. Too alcoholic for me. Geokkjer (7643) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - OCT 3, 2009
180 ml bottle.Pours dark amber with a dissipating light brown head.Aroma of grains ,biscuits,sherry ,oak and alcohol.Sweet with flavors of licorice ,raisins,grains and alcohol.Some bitterness.Full bodied.Very nice arrogantb (1402) - Denver, Colorado, USA - SEP 8, 2009
A friend brought this small bottle back from Europe which I thought was very cool as I have been a Samuel Smith fan since before becoming a beer advocate. I do have to note that the bottle lists "seaweed finings" as an ingredient. WTF? Anyway, the appearance was the best part of this beer. It was a clear golden-ruby color with about twelve bubbles clinging to the sides of the glass. It looked great. Unfortunately it smelled like hot alcohol. The taste was mostly alcohol along with a "Sam Smith" taste that I find in all their beers. This beer actually got worse as it warmed. I expected more out of Samuel Smith but I was still happy to have had this beer.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 06-12-2007 16:19:01 Defreni (3286) - Husum, DENMARK - SEP 8, 2009
Flaske: Gylden er øllen ikke, men stærk går dog an. Brunlig med en udmærket karbonering. Vinøse toner er der men de forsvinder hurtigt. Underlig svag øl i forhold til stil og procenter. Jukkabro (3484) - Tampere, FINLAND - SEP 2, 2009
(BBE 11/08) Dark amber colored with little light brown head. Toffee-chocolaty aroma with nice vanilla-vinous touch, sweet raisins with thin alcohol, good one. Medium to full bodied. Flavor is drier with well developed raisinny and vinous tone, aftertaste turns to vinous and dry with lemon, thin alcohol also comes up. I like this.
Wim (4133) - Weelde, BELGIUM - AUG 16, 2009
amber coloured body with a white head a roasted alcholic malty aroma a malty spicy bitter alcholic taste with a alcholic bitter finish Yves (3110) - Turnhout, BELGIUM - AUG 9, 2009
Clear amber coloured beer with small white head and few carbonation. Alcoholic scotch aroma. Full palate. Finish bitter dry and alcoholic. Ibrew2or3 (8808) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - JUL 27, 2009
Courtesy of madmitch76. The 6oz bottle pours crystal clear copper with gold edges and thin off white head. The aroma is full bringing up a rich combination of sweet caramel candy and dark fruity esters like dates, prunes, boysenberries and figs. Each draw ends with a touch of alcohol heat. Smells yum! The taste is very similar with a medium body ushering in rich caramel goodness mixing with dark fruity esters. It dries out a bit to midway with a touch of roasted malts and fading caramel and sweet dark fruity esters. It ends with lingering sweet caramel, prunes, dates and ripe cherries. Nice stuff. Quack-Duck (9490) - Down South, GERMANY - MAY 31, 2009
bottle from Tuckers Maltings. Clear amber colour, oily texture, small head. Intensive malty nose. Very full-bodied, sweet malty flavours balanced off with a nice touch of fruit and some aromatic bitter hops in the lingering finish. TBone (18099) - Pori, FINLAND - APR 13, 2009
Bottled (CK, BB 07/2009).
Clear amber color, small white head. Strong syrupy aroma of honey and vanilla, also loads of not so pleasant fruity alcohol. Full bodied, quite flat carbonation. Sweet grainy flavor: green apples, honey, some vanilla. Not really complex. Simple alcohol bomber but still kind of ok slow beer.