Niller (537) - Hammel, DENMARK - MAY 9, 2014
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Eurospar, Thorsø. Pours dark brown/black with a tan head. Taste of roasted malts, brown sugar, hops, hint of chocolate. Creamy texture. Bittersweet finish.
BLADT (474) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - MAY 5, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle pour. Dark brown - almost black - with frothy beige head. Nose is mostly smoked wood, with trace notes of barley and phenol. Some fruit creeps in on warming. Tastes of chalk and chocolate (more milk and dark), and minimal hints of plum. Maybe I purchased a dud bottle, but the complexity that is tied with this offering is missing from my pour. Watery mouthfeel. Straight forward, and well done for what it is, but too reserved to be remarkable.
HonusWagner (1328) - Florida, USA - APR 20, 2014
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Excellent on-style beer, bitterwsweet chocolates, hints of caramels, touch of roasty quality, nose has hints of fruit, great mouthfeel. Delicious beer.
vanelst (96) - AUSTRIA - APR 18, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Dissapointing. Aroma has a faint hint of chocolate and roasty and some caramel. Taste was mildly sweet vanilla, chocolate, light smoky but most of all overly inoffensive and boring and obviously made for a mainstream audience. At the end it even tasted a bit weird/unpleasant to me. Not a fan.
novice101 (287) - - APR 17, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
One of the best stouts I’ve had, pours real dark black with some light that can only be seen in the edges. Loads of malts and chocolate off the nose on this one, super silky mouthfeel. Lots of chocolate and caramel malts
znawca (47) - POLAND - APR 15, 2014
2.5 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
AROMA: slight note of puke (it pursue me today), nothing else, poorly ;( ;
APPEARANCE: black opaque/ ruby and clear under intensive light, very very rich, wonderful, but quite quickly dropping small-and-medium-bubble beige head, delightful lacing;
TASTE:indeed sweet, low bitterness, note of sourness, malt, little roastiness, very little chocolate;
PALATE: medium carbonation, also medium body, sweet-and-sour finish;
OVERALL: totally normal sweet stout, I was a bit loaded while sampling , so take amendment on it;
BEER’S EXPIRATION DATE: dec 2014
ANOTHER NUMBER: L13269
hockeybeerguy (1500) - Juneau, Alaska, USA - APR 14, 2014
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Reviewed from notes.
The appearance was an exceptionally dark brown colored body that yields a foamy brown three finger head that lasted for most of the beer. A beautiful spider web lacing clung to the sides of the glass. The body was too dark for any carbonation to be seen rising.
The smell had some chocolate up front and very strong. Once it warmed a bit some caramels and nuts came out.
The taste brought back the chocolate but it seemed it was more combined with the other flavors of caramel, nuts and some light toffee as well.
On the palate, it sat at/about a heavy with a dry finish and left nothing harsh on my tongue. This is not a sessionable beer despite the low ABV.
Overall, I thought this was a very good beer and am glad it was as heavy as it was. This would make an exceptional dessert beer and also go well in my wife’s special chocolate cupcakes that she makes with stouts.
oliodnb (243) - ITALY - APR 14, 2014
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Almost black with some reddish glares, fine creamy beige head. Roasted malts aroma, some coffee, delicate oat touch in the mouth with toasted flavors and coffee again. Good, quite dry finish.
BVDL (2) - Wisconsin, USA - APR 12, 2014 does not count
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 9/20
Very good. Sweeter. Not like the new high-tech stouts. Lower ABV 5.0 and very drinkable. A good choice when you want a full-bodied beer that won’t knock you out. A classic
jackafholmes (122) - - APR 12, 2014
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle from blacker Hall farm. Quite disappointed, Sam Smith usually fairly high quality. malty aroma. Dark brown with a reasonable head. Slightly smoky flavour with some fruity bitterness.