chickenflea (351) - Oviedo, Florida, USA - AUG 27, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours black with brown highlights. A small tan head. Very good lacing. Aroma was very impressive with a good roasty smell. Dark fermented fruits also come to mind. The flavor is consistent with the smell although less boozy (a good thing.) Rich malt flavor with good sour lactose notes on the finish. Body is medium and to style. Roasty. Low carbonation leaves it a little flat on the finish. Texture is a little lighter than most sweet stouts, but still very acceptable. A good sweet stout. Good job Sam Adams. This is now one of my favorite from SA.
mjs (6534) - Helsinki, FINLAND - OCT 24, 2016
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
(Bottle, 0.355 l, at Silja Symphony, 20161024) The beer poured black. Its head was medium sized and lightly brown. Aroma had burnt malts, creaminess and metal. Palate was medium bodied with medium carbonation. Flavours were sweetness, burnt malts, creaminess, ash and bitterness. Aftertaste was burnt and bitter. A decent soft stout. Bit watery.
phfyysik (780) - Tartu, ESTONIA - OCT 9, 2016
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours dark brown with light beige head. Aroma is creamy, toffee, some chocolate, cocoa, light malts, beans. Taste is light roast, some metal, light bitterness, creamy, coffee, some beans, caramel, dark grapes, milk. Easy to drink beer.
hauxe (444) - Butzbach, Hesse, GERMANY - OCT 9, 2016
2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Rated from old notes that say "burnt, unbalanced, don’t buy this stuff again. 2.0" Probable rerate candidate.
Larry_Duffman (384) - - 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 (1509) - 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 (17721) - 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 (6493) - 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 (325) - 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 (4831) - 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 (726) - 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.