GuideDogSaint (1181) - Xiamen, CHINA - MAR 16, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
355ml bottle at Beer Station, Xiamen. Pours dark brown black with an off white head. Aroma of chocolate, roast malt with milk. Bitter finish with lactose.
nybol (1364) - DENMARK - MAR 12, 2016
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
En øl der er let sylig, med en kraftig ristet smag. Jeg synes den er "skarp" af en cream stout at være.
chucklemation (1397) - Royal Oak, Michigan, USA - FEB 29, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a dark brown with a thin, off-white head. Aroma is lactose, chocolate, a touch of vanilla, caramel, toffee, roast, and coffee. Flavor is sweet, creamy lactose, chocolate, vanilla, caramel, toffee, and roast. Has a thin body. This is very good.
fakebeersnob (320) - Salt Lake City, Utah, USA - FEB 26, 2016
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Surprised by this one. This has to be my favorite Sam Adams beer. Slightly lactose style smell with chocolate and malt. Pours opaque with a soapy tan head. Taste is sweet with a bitter that seems more like a dark chocolate bitter than a hops bitter. Dark chocolate and coffee taste with a slight vanilla/lactose addition. Smooth, medium to low carbonation. A bit thin/watery on the finish.
Marduk (6134) - Reval, ESTONIA - FEB 26, 2016
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
330ml bottle. Very dark chestnut brown color. Small size, brown head, stays. Dusty chocolate cake, roasted malts, sweetish, faint supermarket gingerbread in aroma. Dark roasted dry chocolate cake, bit of mint (or more likely spicy hops), sweet and nuts in taste. Roasted malts and nuts in aftertaste. Nice hoppy tingle in my mouth. Reminds me an old home made fruit bread. Quite nice.
suurjuust (2791) - ESTONIA - FEB 19, 2016
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark brown with a ruby tinge, medium to small creamy tan head. Nose is roasty, some ash, hops, chocolate and coffee in the background. Flavor is mellow coffee, roast, malt, caramel, some mild hops in the semi-dry finish. Lingering roasty acidity. Some roast and ash in the retronasals. Nice balance, very easily drinkable.
cgarvieuk (21037) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 13, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle in hotel room Orlando 2016... Soft sweet chocolate roast.. Light biscuit roast... Milky coffee nose... Soft sweet chocolate roast.. Dark malts.. Milky roast... Dark chocolate roast
peponi (1414) - Mainz, GERMANY - JAN 26, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma: roasted dark malts, ashy, caramel.
Appearance: clear deep brown color and beige head.
Taste: low herbal bitterness, caramel, roasted dark malts, ashy, chocolate, smooth and dry.
Palate: medium body and medium carbonation, roasted finish.
Overall: Very drinkable and smooth stout.
Khaymanbb (7) - Topeka, Kansas, USA - JAN 16, 2016 does not count
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Great stout has hoppy chocolate and vanilla notes, creamy and smooth finish. Good pour, solid tan head, smells a bit of coffee and leather with a hint of cashew. Aftertaste as good as initial taste, smooth from start to finish. One of my favorites.
Rod_beer (34) - DF, MEXICO - JAN 15, 2016
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark ruby to brown colour, almost black with thick beige head. Malty aroma, toasted coffee, chocolate, dark fruits, smoke, all are very delicate smells, barely noticeable. Strong coffee flavor, bitter chocolate hints. Medium body, most on the weak side. Great beer, but I expected more of it.