I recall when I was little, my mom made a leg of lamb one time that I know of, and it stunk up the house but I held my nose and tried to eat it. I was told that the smell was the worst of it but the taste was better. I didnt find that to be true in my case. Now as I look throught the meat case I see lots of lamb and Im tempted to try some on the smoker. So as the title of my post ask , is this an aquired taste? or did mom do something wrong? I beleive she just put it in the oven and made it like a roast. I do recall that it didnt get eaten becaue of the smell and taste. On edit, I checked into Mutton and lamb, I think it was mutton that we had and have heard it is a little less desireable than young lamb.