HopsIPAndDrunk (43) - Oklahoma, USA - MAR 1, 2011
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Carmel, coffee and hay aromas coupled with a resin that lingers in the nose. Black with an amber tint when held up to the light. Also impressively clear in appearance. Minimal brown head. Heavy sweet taste with a light bitter finish. Very Good!! Medium body on the palate with a thick texture. Flat carbonation (which works very well) with a pleasanty, lingering finish. Absolutely among the finest beers I have ever tasted!!!!
znawca (29) - 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 (909) - 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 (126) - 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 (37) - - 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.
Heromark (34) - - APR 10, 2014
3.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
I really enjoy this beer! Pours a nice dark brown and thick. Great stout taste. I highly recommend it if you are a stout fan
Revere Stryker dog!
gopherfan99 (196) - CROATIA - APR 5, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle, pours a deep brown with a tan head, sweet taste of chocolate, malt, and coffee, smooth and drinkable. Very nice beer.
1guywith_aboat (168) - phenix city, Alabama, USA - MAR 30, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours opaque black with a tan head. Lacing is quite thick and head retains fairly well. Aroma is roasted licorice, dark malt, and coffee. Flavor is very sweet in a roasty kind of way. I taste roasted malt and thats about all I can pinpoint. Its actually very, very smooth, sweet, and flavorful. Body is medium-full. Highly recommended.
buttnerm8 (1) - - MAR 29, 2014 does not count
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
chocolate, coffee, nuts, roasty, black, frothy, medium sweetness, medium body, creamy, flat,
Sevenlee (1194) - Central Coast, NSW, AUSTRALIA - MAR 29, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours black with a small tan head. Aroma is malt, roastiness, coffee, chocolate and oats. Taste is medium to high sweet leading to a moderate roasty finish. Sparkling mouth feel. Pretty good.