awesomeace86 (27) - Corning, Iowa, USA - OCT 5, 2005
2.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
decent but not good for anything more than some casual drinking cream stout was a great disappointment but a guess every brewery has a mess up
IslandHaole (1133) - 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 (3140) - 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 (3228) - 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 (206) - - 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 (3990) - 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 (397) - 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 (707) - - 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 (1307) - 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.
foyle (335) - Wyoming, USA - JUL 8, 2015
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Poured from 12 oz bottle into pint glass.
Appearance: pours a 2"+ tan head that drops slowly with abundant lacing. Color is opaque brown with a red tint.
Aroma: strong roasted barley and chocolate.
Mouthfeel: medium bodied and creamy with dry, powdery finish.
Flavor: chocolate, a bit of coffee, rich roasted barley, caramel with some earthy hops in the background.
Overall: outstanding, definitely a great beer within the style.
MrHangover (3495) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - JUL 6, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours a black beer with a nice, dense and creamy beige head on top. Aroma is very roasty, chocolate, some coffee and cookie notes as well. Very full and the flavor is also quite roasty bittersweet. A nice hint of sweet caramel in the back finishes this beer off to the fullest. A very nice, low abv, full bodied stout with a good balance and complexity. Nice one!!