brokensail (9108) - Orange County, California, USA - OCT 25, 2012
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Dark brown in color with a thick khaki head. Slight diacytel, sweet toffee, and a bit of roasted malt. Very mild coffee, some char, and a bit of chocolate. Light prune note, too. Bland and watery flavor, some roast, chocolate, and a light coffee flavor. Some burnt toast and coffee on the finish.
bkurtz (621) - PERU - OCT 6, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
As advertised, this is a solid expresso stout. It is well made, with a smooth finish and a definite expresso flavor.
finn1918 (177) - Georgia, USA - SEP 19, 2012
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Something different, but a good different. Pours amost black with a tan head that lingers for a bit. Coffee aroma and taste takes an aggressive stand here: a coffee stout with no apologies. Sweet at first, but coffee and hop bitterness play off of each other for a savory finish. This is a good candidate to convert the "light beer" crowd to the world of craft brews. Even my wife loved it, and she hates beer.
Shakesbeere (212) - Oxford, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 12, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz. bottle. Pours a dark brown with a cream head. Smells of roasted coffee and chocolate malt. Taste is of crips coffee roast with balanced bitterness and caramel/toffee malt with a roasted finish and aftertaste. Palate is nice -- not overly creamy but sufficiently thick -- feels relatively clean. An enjoyable stout.
NeoHippie2 (627) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - SEP 2, 2012
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Solid stout right here. Black pour with a tan head. Lots of coffee on the nose. Nice malt and coffee presence on the palate with a rich, long finish. One of the best coffee stout I have had. I wish they sold 6 packs of it.
kevinator (556) - The Colony, Texas, USA - AUG 14, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Not bad. It had a strong roasted aroma with a hint of sweetness. Very dark with brown creamy head. There was a creamy palate with slight carbonation. Flavors were roasted malt and coffee (almost like mocha). Very little hops presence. Probably the best stout I can remember having from Samuel Adams.
bconch (249) - - JUL 31, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Taken from old notes. Black pour, nose of coffee and some chocolate. Taste is the same. Finish is little bitter and flat. Aftertaste of light, lingering coffee.
bozoNZ (716) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - JUL 5, 2012
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark with ’crema’ head. nice espresso aroma. Palate a bit thin but flavours well integrated between the coffee and dark malts
Ober (2805) - Bommelerwaard, NETHERLANDS - JUL 1, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Thanks To Daknole. Taste this bottle on a hotelroom with my wife. A dark colored beer with a thick foamy dark beige head. The aroma of some drak fruits, prune, with coffee and notes of roasted malts. The taste of sweet dark fruits, some coffee, light/milk chocolate. The aftertaste is sweety with some bitter.
williamstome (641) - Somerville, Massachusetts, USA - JUN 28, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very dark brown pour. Roasty coffee aroma, roasty soy sauce flavor. Odd. Not bad though.