linc33 (184) - Albany, New York, USA - MAR 1, 2010
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Out of a bottle from a seasonal mixpack. Thin with odd flavours on the finish, like they used the mash twice.
Larry_Duffman (374) - - SEP 15, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
I poured it from the bottle into a glass. It pours a dark brown and black with a tan head and some lacing. The aroma is coffee and chocolate. The taste is chocolate, milk, coffee, and some burnt sugar. It’s creamy with nice sweetness and bitterness. I haven’t had this one in a while. This is a solid beer.
jrodooo5 (1487) - DOVER, Delaware, USA - SEP 9, 2016
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Beautiful & delicious - this is a very good offering from Sam Adams! Jet black pour w/ a lasting mocha head & decent lacing. The aroma is a nice mild roastiness. The taste is a tad thin but to be expected from a beer under 5%. The mild & semi sweet choolate & coffee notes are quite tasty! Very drinkable. Lovely!
Koelschtrinker (17308) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - AUG 5, 2016
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Süßlicher, trocken malziger Beginn. Cremig würzig, Röstnoten, etwas Karamell. Trocken herber Mittelteil, der aber weiter durch die Malzigkeit dominiert wird. Langer röstiger Nachhall, erdig. 10/11/11/11/8/11
Hermod (6417) - Vantaa, FINLAND - JUL 30, 2016
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
355ml bottle @ Old Port Pub, Silja Symphony.
Poured near black in color with a thick off white head.
Milk, coffee, salty notes and roasted malt. Flavor has nuts, coffee, salty notes and roastedness. Milky slightly dry finish. Ok.
DerGantzel (309) - Aarhus, DENMARK - JUL 23, 2016
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
A roasty malt and coffee aroma with notes of caramel and chocolate. Black with a small white foam. Medium-high sweetness and light bitterness. Average lively carbonation, creamy texture and medium body. Tasteful!
visionthing (4800) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JUN 20, 2016
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
35,5cl bottle from SuperAlko, Tallinn. Pours very dark brown with a modest, beige head. Roasty aroma with some spicy and slightly wooden notes, chocolate, dark dried fruits and caramel. Medium sweet with roasty flavours and a mild bitterness. Enjoyable.
tfontana (696) - Fremont, New Hampshire, USA - JUN 11, 2016
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle pour into nonic pint glass from One Stop Market. Aroma is roasted caramel malts, cocoa nibs. Appearance is dark reddish-brown (almost opaque) with finger-width foamy beige head with decent retention and lacing. Taste is as aroma. Palate is medium-to-full bodied with thin, creamy texture, soft carbonation and roasted lightly bitter dry finish. Overall, a pretty straightforward offering without a lot of complexity. But, it’s a good straightforward offering.
martjoobolut (3005) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - MAY 14, 2016
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours dark brown-black with beige-brownish head. The head stays. Aroma is roast, dark chocolate, oats. Flavor is sweet and bitter, roast, dark chocolate, malt, oats. Finish is roast bitter and slightly acidic. Overall: very nice and flavorful.
Bricks (976) - Delaware, USA - APR 15, 2016
3.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Thin palate very light stout that is somewhat reminiscent of a brown ale. A bit strange mouth feel. It’s ok
thirstyrabbit (1742) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - MAR 29, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Dark body, medium to small creamy head. Aroma has sweet roast and something creamy indeed. Medium body, good carbonation. Sweet medium roasty taste with creamy notes and some light milk chocolate. Sweet finish with some coffee notes. A decent stout, everything is nicely done but it’s a bit generic - nothing really stands out to give this beer a memorable character.