titan99 (24) - USA - AUG 7, 2001
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
The taste of chocolate is undeniable here. I think this is a very good stout....However. this burnt smoky flavor that I enjoy seemed to be missing.
basaywhat (49) - Macomb, Illinois, USA - SEP 7, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
12oz bottle. Pours pitch black with a thick tan head. Aroma of roasted malts with hints of chocolate and caramel. Taste of sweet creamy milk chocolate, roasted malt, caramel, and a slight coffee flavor. Overall one of the best stouts I have had.
kidobutai (357) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - AUG 17, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
poured from a bottle. I had high hopes for a cream Stout by SA, and I wasn’t disappointed. Great dark brown color with a large head that dissipated a little too quickly. Expectedly good lacing. Aroma of chocolate and coffee and malt. Smooth going down. If it had about 4% higher ABV, it would be a perfect beer.
Boomersmancave1 (59) - Indiana, USA - AUG 15, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours dark brown in color. Tan head. Good lacing. Chocolate, toffee, and toasted malt taste. Good Beer.
VastActiv (2825) - Oulu, FINLAND - AUG 13, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at Janoinen Lohi, Helsinki. Originally rated 29062012. Colour is dark brown with small head. Aromas and flavours: Sweetness, lactose, chocolate and roasted malts.
Mark_Eck (686) - - JUL 23, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a dark brown. Aroma is sweet with malts, chocolate, and some coffee. Taste follows aroma but with a slightly bitter finish.
cathcacr (634) - Oregon, USA - JUL 5, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
really notable about this one is the smokiness/toastiness/roastiness on the flavor and mouthfeel. i appreciate that a large commercial (television-advertised) brewer such as this one does not skimp on the ingredients.
generallee08 (680) - New York, USA - JUN 22, 2014
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
It has a very dark brow color that is very close to opaque in appearance. On top the head, which is dark tan in color, starts off thick and creamy then slowly settles down to thinner layer that has good retention lasting to the last sip. Its lacing is slick and slides down the glass as I drink. The aroma has a big sweet and malty nose with a pleasant roasted character and a touch of chocolate and coffee notes. The taste starts off with a smooth malt flavor that builds a nice roasted character with the same hints of dark chocolate and roasted coffee in the aroma. Hop flavor is mild and adds only a slight metallic/herbal presence. The finish has a nice slow, somewhat dryer roasted coffee fade. On the palate it has a very creamy and smooth feeling. It has soft carbonation and a good solid medium to full body.
alexsdad06 (5408) - Ohio, USA - JUN 18, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz bottle from the Party Source tasted at home. Pours dark brown to near black in color with a medium sized khaki head. The aroma and flavor have mildly roasted malt, chocolate, a hint of caramel, some lactose sweetness, smooth, but slightly watery, not a bad effort considering the production size.
TXBadger (1381) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAY 19, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a dark brown with a off-white head. Chocolate, nuts, toast, and roasted malt on the nose; follows onto the palate. Finishes with a semi-sweet cocoa flavor.
phaleslu (6497) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 9, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz. bottle from the Party Source. Pours a deep coffee brown with a small khaki head that laces the glass. Aroma of chocolate, cream, nuts, toast, tobacco, earth, and mild roast. The flavor is a more muted version of the same, with more roast and bitterness. Light-bodied, with moderate carbonation. Decent stout.