drjay44 (3338) - Salida, Colorado, USA - OCT 28, 2015
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz. bottle. BBD Dec 2015. Pours a thick, well retained, beige head, with heavy, almost Belgian lacing, over a clear dark brown (SRM 30) body......nose is roasted malts with cocoa, chocolate, hints of coffee, no esters, light herbal hops......taste is lightly sweet, with mild toffee/caramel notes, heavier cocoa, chocolate, cereal notes, all from the malts becoming bitter from roasted malt and light hop tones.....mouth feel, medium body, no alcohol, creamy texture from carbonation. This is a relatively dry version of a sweet stout with the result that it is a tiny bit astringent and mildly heavy on the cereal side. BJCP 8/3/14/4/7
alainanoah (2) - - OCT 10, 2015 does not count
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
This beer is a real treat. Smooth, creamy and rich. It reminds me a bit of Quiness but with slightly more after taste that has just a hint of bitterness.
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IslandHaole (1228) - Mililani, Hawaii, USA - SEP 20, 2015
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sweet malts, treacle, oatmeal and a bit of cocoa. Dark brown with ruby edges, beige head. Sweet, roasted malts, a bit of tanginess, mineral salts, sticky finish. Nice feel, thick bodied with light carbonation. Filling, like a meal in a glass. Not bad!
Kavu (3901) - Helsinki, FINLAND - SEP 16, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz bottle @ Underground, Santa Fe. Pours very dark brown with a very high tan head. Aroma is roasted malts and chocolate. Flavor is sweet roasted malts, chocolate, some coffee and some hops. Soft and creamy. Great.
chinchill (4112) - South Carolina, USA - AUG 14, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz bottle with a BB date of 7-2015; the ABV is listed as 4.9%.
Pours black with a large, creamy and frothy tan head. Good sticky lacing gets left on the glass.
Flavor: very well balanced, including the bitter-sweet dimension. Slightly sweet up front with plenty of dark roasted malts and only hints of smoke.
Appealing aroma with a hint of sweet chocolate.
ozzy70 (628) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - AUG 9, 2015
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 oz. bottle. Pours black. Aroma of roasted malt, coffee. Taste was slightly bitter, toasted malts, and coffee.
Vaiz (4190) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - AUG 9, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle camping in France. Black pour, thin beige head. Aroma of roasted malts, milk chocolate, caramel, fresh bread and some root beer. Flavor is quite sweet, creamy, roasty, a hint of bitterness and very smooth. Decent body, well drinkable.
Aggiebob (668) - Huntsville, Alabama, USA - AUG 2, 2015
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Dark brown and a tan head. Caramel, chocolate and roasted malt flavor. Well balanced.
PartyFowle (954) - - JUL 16, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Looks black at first, but holding it up to a light reveals some nice deep purple-browns. Smell is of sweet cocoa, with some caramel and nice bitter coffee. The taste follows, with some bitter coffee and rye bread with a sweet finish. Solid for the style. A little too much carbonation, but nice and creamy. Easy going down, and not heavy.
TorbenJensen (1444) - Valby, DENMARK - JUL 13, 2015
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
The foam is not impressive, but nice tan. The scent is limited to a light malty aroma with traces of chocolate. It have relatively much carbon dioxide, and it is not common for a stout. Characterized little taste of coffee, while the chocolate malt is the dominant factor. All fine finishes of a good feeling wherein Bitter chocolate dominates. The large carbon dioxide is not destructive to this stout, actually I get used to it quickly. Samuel Adams has again surprised me positively.