motthes (352) - GERMANY - FEB 17, 2018 HopsIPAndDrunk (43) - Oklahoma, USA - NOV 16, 2010
3.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Smells a bit like fermented hay (for the record, thats not an insult! Strange as it seems, fermented barn hay is nose candy!!) Dark red when held up to light, but overlaps into a darkest-brown-possible/black color without the aid of light. Medium-bodied and flat on the palate. Like almost everything Samuel Smith makes, it has a light sweet flavor that finishes medium bitter. Something I’ve noticed that sets Samuel Smiths apart is the fresh taste of water that is used derived from their ’Original Yorkshire Wells’. I’d give it two thumbs-up, but I’d drop my glass. Just one more of Samuel Smith’s masterpieces!!
chocolate, coffee, toast, roasty, smoke, red, brown, black, cloudy, sparkling, tan foam, brown foam, rocky head, frothy, medium sweetness, medium bitterness, lightly sour, StoutBeerReviews (303) - Kenosha, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 2, 2018
very very drinkable, nice soft mouth feel and a tasty flavor. I know most sam smiths tend to be mild and smooth, but this just seems a bit watery for their reputation. its good tho, but id rather get the oatmeal stout over this one. mjmoen (631) - - JAN 3, 2018
C. Pours a dark brown color with white head. Metallic aroma, not much flavor, but has a weird after taste bubblehouse (1635) - louisville, Kentucky, USA - DEC 31, 2017
UPDATED: JAN 18, 2018 Drank previously but didn't have time to rate at that particular time. just getting around to it. Zilverenmaan (336) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - DEC 8, 2017
Aroma rather weak: some pleasant coffee at first but licorice quickly taking over. Taste licorice, some anise, vanilla and coffee. Rather uncharacteristic for a porter. Decent complexity for such a low abv but licorice too dominant for my taste. Soft MF.
Fullpintofbeer (512) - Bristol, Somerset, ENGLAND - DEC 7, 2017
Bottle @King William, Bristol.
Thick, creamy head, very dark brown colour. Aroma: roasted malts, berries, nail. Bitter taste, full body, long finish, average carbonation. Quite alright except strong aroma of nails. aleanguz91 (210) - Grignasco (NO), ITALY - NOV 1, 2017
Acquistata @MercadoCentral in Valencia (Spain). Nero impenetrabile.
Schiuma nocciola spumosa e persistente.
Al naso note tostate e maltate, con punta acidula e sentori di frutta secca e prugne secche.
In bocca note di cioccolato fondente, caffè, zucchero di canna, toffee, ma il tutto poco pronunciato in confronto a altre Porter. Corpo esile. Texture quasi oleosa. Carbonazione medio-bassa. Finale pulito. Tutto sommato beverina. hansvf (944) - - OCT 28, 2017
Ruikt niet zo sterk. Smaakt prima. Niet super, wel gewoon lekker. Wat nog meer. Bosbouw (3049) - Gemonde, NETHERLANDS - OCT 28, 2017
Mooie zwarte kleur met een goede kraag. Ruikt zoetig, fruitig, vanille. Smaakt zoetig, mout, kruiden, drop. Bill Becker (2051) - Casper, Wyoming, USA - OCT 26, 2017
From Jun 2007
Purchased at Liquor Shed in Casper for US$3.70
This pours from 550ML bottle a very nice amber with a large head of foam that *also* just won't quit. And yeah, there's plenty of lacing there to give this Nutbrown Ale very good marks for appearance.
The smell has a sweetish nose to it. I'm getting notes of sweet malt and some fruit.
The taste has a big sweet malt profile up front and some nuttiness in the background. A few more sips in and I get some chocolate flavour and some hop zest that balances out the sweetness very nicely. Man, this is heck of a drinker and at 5%abv, this is one fine session brew. Oh, now I'm getting a touch of molasses and more of the lemon zest. Wow. This is another Samuel Smith offering that I could drink all night long. Well done! Highly recommended!!
Bottom line: Samuel Smiths certainly can crank out the fine brews. No wonder they are my favourite brewery from the UK!