Leighton (13022) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 8, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at home in NH, shared with Charlie (he liked it). Pours ruby-brown with a dense, beige cream head. Lacto roast aroma. Medium sweet flavor, slight burnt sugar, dark fruitiness, lacto sugar sweetness, faint cocoa. Light to medium in body with average, smooth carbonation. Sweet finish, more lacto sugars, faint cocoa roast, faint chocolate. A very solid beer overall. Glad to finally get around to having/rating it.
Rasmus40 (12436) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - APR 13, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black with a light brown head. Aroma is sweet, roasted malt, coffee and light smoky. Flavor is quite sweet and moderate bitter. Dry and roasted bitter finish. Soft and smooth. 100910
bu11zeye (12072) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - SEP 9, 2003
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: AUG 30, 2004 Dark brown collor with a light creamy head. Has a rich smooth taste with a creamy finish. Great beer!
rlgk (12025) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUN 19, 2004
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: OCT 16, 2004 Dark, almost black, with a nice brownish head. Aroma is malty, nutty and creamy, with chocolate and cocoa. Flavr is malty and well, and the nutty and creamy touches are there. Some vanilla, some milk. I like this brewery.
chrisv10 (11911) - DENMARK - MAR 26, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JUL 21, 2010 50 cl bottle. Dark brown with tan head. Flavour is roasted malt, chocolate and coffee
bhensonb (11907) - Woodland, California, USA - MAR 5, 2007
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma of wood and roasted grain. Near opaque brown/black with ruby hilites using halogen. Decent tan head with a bit of lacing. Full mouth feel, a hint of sweet, a lot of roasted grain. Very smooth toasty drink. Nice balance of hop and grain at the end, evidencing a burnt/bitter dryness.
argo0 (11866) - Washington DC, USA - APR 30, 2002
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
I never understood the concept of ’silky’ in a beer until I tried this one. The body is jet black, and is topped by a minimal mocha head. Rich coffee and wine(!) aroma. The flavor is a combination of mocha, malt, butter, mild chocolate, wine, and sweetness. The bitterness comes to the fore as you swallow. A delicious concoction -- this beer is one of the reasons Samuel Smith has such a great reputation.
gunnfryd (11748) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - NOV 5, 2006
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Black colour with a light brown head. Aroma is roasted, coffee, fruit. Flavour is roasted, coffee, fruit, hop
Tmoney99 (11468) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 13, 2005
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap. Dark brown color with medium tan head. Complex aroma of sweet grain and hops with the same flavor with sweet finish. Good combo with strong cigar.
Christian (11421) - Odense, DENMARK - DEC 28, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Black with a small off-white head. Aroma of roast malt, grain, molasses and licorice. Rather sweet, almost sugary flavour with licorice notes.