lawman834 (171) - Georgia, USA - JAN 13, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a very dark brown with a medium tan head that hangs round a bit. Smells of roasted malt and coffee. Taste is of roasted malt, coffee, and chocolate. What a great brew.
Concealer (178) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUN 17, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours dark brown almost black with a thick tan head. Smells of sweet malt, roasted malt, coffee and toffee. A lot of sweet in the nose but some faint hops to balance it. Flavor is sweet and toasty upfront with a slight bitter and smokey finish. There are notes of toffee and coffee as well.
Malty_MacHops (577) - Eastanollee, Georgia, USA - JUN 14, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Maltly chocolate aromas with a subtle smoky complexity. Black with a syrupy tan head. Bittersweet with roast notes and dark chocolate notes and a hint of umami. Full bodied and rich with a slight oily presence and a bittersweet finish.
Mittenator (538) - Michigan, USA - JUN 6, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Deep brown with a dark beige head. Tons of malt and chocolate. Really smooth.
tapthis (44) - Texas, USA - MAY 17, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
No lacing with a one inch head. Heavy roasted/toast taste and smell. And maybe a slight taste of butterscotch.
MikeJslc (508) - USA - MAY 6, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Very dark brown, tan dissipating head. Aroma of bready malt with lots of cocoa, light roast, some cola. Flavor of bready malt with a little toffee sweetness, chocolate, light roast, a little raisin, a roasty/grainy finish dries it out. Medium-full bodied and easy-drinking.
DrSilverworm (2962) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 29, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle, from Party Source. Best before June 2013. Black color. Light brown head, leaves good lace. Smooth, lighter carbonation, kind of a creamy texture. More dry in the finish. Medium body, decent chewiness. Chocolate, cream, light roasted malt. Good lighter bitter taste, little sweet. Solid sweet stout. Nice balance. Not too sweet, still a satisfying amount of roast and bitterness.
mjpeterson812 (17) - Ohio, USA - APR 27, 2013
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: JUN 1, 2013 My first Sam Adams offering. Pour from bottle. Lovely dark brown with thin tan head. Nice aroma of roasted malt, coffee, soy. I taste sweet and salt...umami? Thin creamy texture, soft carbonation. Slightly off-putting finish..soy/smoke? A bit of a disappointment to be honest.
RespertFTW (151) - - APR 26, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Dark brown color. Thin khaki head. Chocolate...coffee...malt...sweet cream finish.
COMRADEJOSH (172) - Ft Leonard Wood, Missouri, USA - APR 21, 2013
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 11/20
dark black an appearance. creamy of white head. smooth black patent malt with creamy notes of chocolate. smooth dry finish
Lilja (992) - Malmö, SWEDEN - APR 16, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Smak och doft av malt, humle, kaffe, choklad. Rostade toner, rund och krämig med fin beska. Gott.