Aniela (2228) - SkŲvde, SWEDEN - JUL 8, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Black beer with a beige head. Vanilla, coconut and choclate aroma. Chocolate, a bit coconut and vanilla flavour.
boozedude (1445) - Des Moines, Iowa, USA - JUL 7, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Soper dark red pour..clear.. aroma is mocha and vanilla...super smooth..absolutely love it
LinusStick (2698) - Moon Twp, suburb of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 7, 2013
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Wow. A very delicious and aromatic beer. I typically donít care for organic beers, but the Sam Smith line have all been excellent. Aroma was perfect. Big sweet milk chocolate is very big and thick. Smells like a milkshake. Pour was a deep dark brown with a one finger tan head. Taste was sweet and delicious. Lots of flavor for a 5% beer. Strong sweet milk chocolate with a milky finish. Not much more going on and nothing else is needed. Delicious solid beer.
futre7 (123) - Taipei, TAIWAN - JUL 7, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
I had this and Youngís double chocolate in the same day. I figured they would be similar. How wrong I was. This stuff is twice as sweet. Chocolate pudding , malt and yet more chocolate. Lovely stuff but I couldnít drink more than one of these. Great after dinner or indeed as a final beer when you are sick of drinking the same stuff all night.
humlelala (804) - DENMARK - JUL 7, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(550 ml bottle from Kervans) Pours black with two finger tan head. Good retention and lace. Aroma is a slightly perfumy chocolate. Oily texture, soft carbonation, medium body with a sweet finish. Flavour follows the nose and is predominantly sweet. A bit too perfumy for my taste. Girlfriend says: "Itís okay but the bottle is a bit too big."
nappytrails (4) - - JUL 6, 2013 does not count
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark amber brown, almost black with amber cream head
Milk chocolate blasts on to the nose followed by warm vanilla notes and a touch of malt.
Light bodied, with minimal carbonation. Very smooth.
Rich milk chocolatety flavor accompanied by fruit notes and some sweetness.
Overall, one glass is plenty as the richness of this beer saturates the senses to a joyful near gluttonous extent. Enjoy with bold cheddars, a bowl of steel cut oatmeal (one of my personal favorites) rich red fruits, creamy desserts and, of course, chocolate.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Davhgbrew (719) - Coconut Creek, Florida, USA - JUL 3, 2013
2.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 5/20
Recommended by wob bartender who became responsible for it being served there. Huge choclate aroma. very thick and sweet palate. Like drinking a dark chocolate bar. no alcohol noticeable. This is the stout for the sweets lover. Too much chocolate for me, unable to finish a whole bottle.
jfb (3147) - GERMANY - JUL 2, 2013
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
(bottle) pours a slightly hazy dark ruby-amber colour with a frothy beige head. aroma of synthetic vanilla, brown sugar and caramel, with heavy notes of marshmallow. flavour is mostly the same, marshmallow, milk chocolate and vanilla, with a heavy synthetic sweetness. medium-bodied with soft carbonation.
Martinus (2517) - Nijmegen, NETHERLANDS - JUL 1, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Black colour, beige head. Aroma of chocolate, industrial bottled chocolate sauce, more chocolate. Sweet flavour, chocolate and chocolate sauce. Sweet finish, and -surprise- chocolate sauce.
(From 55cL bottle @ De Drie Dorstige Herten, RBESG í13)
ThisWangsChung (638) - Leonardtown, Maryland, USA - JUN 30, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
550ml bottle into a pint glass.
A: Pours a very dark ruby color that isnít perfectly opaque. The head forms about a three finger (via aggressive pour) mocha shade. Itís creamy texture and strong retention are fairly impressive. The center of the head seems to collapse faster than the edges of the glass.
S: Big dark chocolate notes abound. Touches of hard water also about, but this one is all about the chocolate, for better or worse. Make that better - I really like a good chocolate stout when itís done right.
T: The chocolate character takes on two different qualities: a dark chocolate note and a lesser cocoa powder undercurrent. Touches of roasted barley, minerals, and even a bit of hops help balance out all that chocolate on the finish. A ridiculously sweet brew, but I donít mind given how great the chocolate character is.
M: Itís a bit drier than youíd expect from a dessert-forward beer - luckily it simply causes it not to cloy (so) badly after consumption. Still, it *is* sweet as fuck, so bring your sweet tooth.
O: This is what Youngís Double Chocolate Stout should have been: a dessert beer with lots of chocolate yet just enough depth to keep it interesting. Did I say dessert beer? Yeah, because thatís exactly what is - luckily itís so good I donít mind drinking this one before dinner.