bu11zeye (11972) - 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!
argo0 (11568) - 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.
Rasmus40 (11345) - 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
Leighton (11322) - 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.
bhensonb (11257) - 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.
chrisv10 (11238) - 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
Christian (11217) - 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.
thewolf (11191) - Kolding, DENMARK - APR 23, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours a very dark black with dark red edges. Aroma has molasses, coffe and dark chocolate. Oily mouthfeel, slightly fresh - low carbonation. Roasted flavours dominate, some chocolate, some dry bitterness at the end. Nice and very well-balanced.
jcwattsrugger (11113) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - DEC 27, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz bottle–pours a rich foamy light brown head that laces and black color. Aroma is rich dark malt-chocolate/roasty, secondry spice/earthy hops. Taste is sweet/rich dark malt-chocolate/roasty, lactose, secondry spice/earthy hops.
rlgk (11026) - Göteborg/Jönköping, 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.