Lambo1265 (8) - Oregon, USA - MAY 20, 2014 does not count
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very rich initial chocolate taste and great stout aftertaste. It reminds me of Decadent from Atwater, not sure which is better.
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northropfrye (2777) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - MAY 19, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark black body, kind of thin, foamy brown head, pours like cola. Also has a touch of cola in the aroma, very milk chocolate. Taste is sweet chocolate and berries, maybe even cherries. Palate is a bit thin. Overall a pretty nice beer.
cards04 (2350) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - MAY 18, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
This is fantastic. Beautiful dark pour with off white creamy head. Aromas are fresh milk chocolate, vanilla and everything good in life. Flavors are milk chocolate, semi sweet chocolate, cherries, cream soda. Wonderful!
IrishCorker (1) - Texas, USA - MAY 16, 2014 does not count
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma was very enticing for a chocolate beer lover, but the taste was just a little thin. Enjoyed the floral and caramel tones under the chocolate.
andriesradu (577) - ROMANIA - MAY 16, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
55cl bottle @ Beer Zone. Pours pitch black with a small long lasting beige head. Aroma is really heavy sweet, nesquik, cacao. Flavor is heavy sweet, nesquik with no bitterness. Long sweet aftertaste.
AdiBeer (2127) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 12, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma: strong chocolate, more milk chocolate than dark chocolate. Appearance: very dark brown/black, medium beige creamy head. Taste: medium sweet. Palate: cacao, chocolate, sweet notes. Overall: great Sweet Stout, very nice chocolate flavours. Bottle from Whole Foods Market, Kensington.
VoodooBear (49) - San Juan, PUERTO RICO - MAY 10, 2014
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Presentation: 355mL brown bottle with no freshness date anywhere, served in a snifter.
Appearance: Pours a deep black color, no light shines through the glass. There’s a one finger,
tan colored head and some very good lacing that covers the whole glass.
Smell: Primary scents are of dark chocolate and roasted malt. There’s also some burnt bread notes and hint of molasses.
Taste: Dark chocolate is dominant with some roasted malt in the background and a black coffee flavor as well.
Mouthfeel: It’s very smooth and easy to drink with low carbonation. It feels a bit light bodied and refreshing even, which is unexpected for a stout.
Overall: A very well crafted beer that is very approachable. Popular belief is that non-beer drinkers should start out with lighter colored and less flavorful brews. This beer shatters that stereotype with its drinkability and sweet chocolatey taste. It is actually a best seller in a lot of places down here in Puerto Rico.
Embrouille (2831) - SWITZERLAND - MAY 9, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottled 55cl. Hershey’s throughout. Medium bodied. Residual sugars in the finish.
TheBeerSlayer (8) - vienna, West Virginia, USA - MAY 7, 2014 does not count
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: MAY 28, 2014 Closer to a milk chocolate than a dark chocolate, not as bitter as a lot of the dark chocolate stouts. This beer is a delicious chocstout, with hints of coffee and a touch of vanilla almond.
dnicolaescu (1283) - Chișinău, MOLDOVA - MAY 6, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Look: clear red-brown, light beige frothy head.
Aroma: strong sweet chocolate with creme brulee, caramel.
Taste: sweet creme brulee with light bitter finish.
I did not expect this from Sam Smith.