grimreaperguru (236) - santee, California, USA - JUL 24, 2014
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours an almost jet black ruby red with very little head that was tan color. The aroma was of a nice sweet chocolate. The flavor was of a nice chocolate with vanilla notes to it. The body was on the medium side with a slight bitter aftertaste. Overall a good brew.
jercraigs (8060) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 20, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
2014-07-18. Black body, large toamy tan and lace. 4+ flavour is sweet, chocolate like Hershey’s syrup and Ovaltine. Aroma is sweet, chocolate and sweet cocoa powder/hot chocolate. Smooth average plus to med palate is softly carbonated.quite pleasant but a bit overly sweet by the end of it. Bottle from LCBO, Toronto.
mrhopsbeertalk (159) - Massachusetts, USA - JUL 19, 2014
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: NOV 15, 2014 Bordering on perfection, this sweet stout is sublime. The aroma is strictly cocoa, sweet but not cloying. The flavor follows with added drinkability from notes of coffee and a vague but distinguishable bitterness.
Hkrivera (125) - Guaynabo, PUERTO RICO - JUL 18, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very strong chocolate flavor, which overpowers the coffee. If you are a chocolate fan, this one is for you.
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jflopsu (644) - New Jersey, USA - JUL 13, 2014
4.3 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a dark black with light tan head. Has a strong cocoa and malt aroma. Has a strong cocoa taste with some malts and coffee, but a little watered down than most chocolate stouts. The chocolate taste lingers.
hfmejias (818) - Dover, Delaware, USA - JUL 13, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Poured Dark brown with a nice tan head. Aroma of Chocolate, vanilla and malts. Taste is consistent, lots of chocolate, and roast malts, combined with some vanilla towards the end. Very tasty, very enjoyable stout.
csheridan (1) - Illinois, USA - JUL 7, 2014 does not count
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Amazing Chocolate Stout, for someone that doesn't like a coffee flavor base. Sweet, and I don't find the flavor artificial as some reviewers have...if you're looking for a true chocolate "dessert beer," I can't imagine any better than this. Tops my previous chocolate fave, Southern Tier's Choklat.
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JFGrind (1860) - Glenside, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 6, 2014
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Strong chocolate and vanilla aroma blend well with sweet malts. Medium bodied dark stout, a well done Sweet Stout from Sammy Smiths.
DedicatedToFun (3026) - Santa Monica, California, USA - JUL 4, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Brown pour, tan head, chocolate nose, chocolate taste, coffee, delicious bottle here
woodychevy (433) - - JUN 30, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
550 ml bottle. Pours black with a decent head. Nice looking brew- not too many bubbles. Appropriately weighty for a stout. Taste is tons of chocolate, dark malt, some vanilla and a nice warmth on the back end. Really smooth and creamy. Sweet- reminiscent of milk stout/ lactose sweetness. Palate/ mouthfeel is about perfect for the style- low carbonation and substantial mouthfeel. If I had to nitpick, chocolate is slightly overwhelming and a bit of a bully flavor-wise in this one- but it is, after all, a chocolate stout. Will buy again.