FriendOfBeer (72) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAR 15, 2014
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Initial taste is like hot chocolate mixed with root beer. You can really taste the organic chocolate and there is no taste of artificial flavors (since there isn't). Light bitterness, medium carbonation, short finish. This beer is a desert.
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natejgood (389) - Bozeman, Montana, USA - MAR 14, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a clear dark brown with a nice brown head. The head is a nice color but goes down quickly. Smells of rich dark chocolate, molasses and currents. Aroma is very sweet. Lots of chocolate flavor, but also very sweet - especially for my taste. If you are looking for a great dessert beer this could be it, but it is a bit much as a general drinking stout in my opinion. This beer does have a lot of chocolate to offer, so if that is what you are looking for give it a try.
Ipaluvr082 (29) - Alberta, CANADA - MAR 14, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Smells like chocolate and a little vanilla. A thin tan head settles quickly presenting a dark red brown beer beneath. Carbonation is good, not too much, not too thin. There’s definitely chocolate on the palate with a sweet creamy finish. All in all one of the nicer chocolate style beers I’ve had, If I could put it on toast I’d be pretty happy at breakfast!
drself1209 (4) - Alabama, USA - MAR 14, 2014 does not count
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Everything a chocolate beer should be or needs to be. Sweet, rich, full body and mouth feel, this is amazing.
cheap (3801) - Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 13, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
How did I miss this? From a bottle smells like what else but chocolate. Nice big dark pour without much head. Yes, has good co2 and is surprizingly more palatable than most domestic choco beers. I bet those american guys could learn something from this brew. Glad to have tastedthis. A many of the attributes of dark chocolate, with just a tad of alky in there. You know, I’ve had a few different sammy smiths styles and all of them behaved like a gentleman, just like this one.
MercyDevice (331) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 10, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very rich and flavorful. Tastes like a great dark chocolate bar. Pours a dark brown with a medium light brown head.
w0jciech (2) - - MAR 8, 2014 does not count
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Great stuff. Milk chocolate in the aroma and taste, a bit of caramel and smoked plums in chocolate. Big brownish head with dark brown body. Smooth, medium feel on the palate.
chinchill (1364) - South Carolina, USA - MAR 7, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
500ml bottle of Samuel Smith’s Organic Chocolate Stout in a nonic.
Pours with a weak head over a very dark brown body.
The aroma of chocolate clomes out loud and clear. Rather like hot chocolate without the extra dairy, and some chocolate nibs.
Flavor: sweet, perhaps just a touch above optimum. Some dark roast in the aftertaste but largely masked by the chocolate before then.
Feel: Medium body and near medium carbonation; Creamy smooth yet with an undesired sharpness.
Vignale (1796) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAR 5, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Flaska från SB. Mörkt brun och högt ljusbeige skum. Stor söt lite kvalmig men ganska trevlig kakaodoft. Lätt kropp, mjölksockersöt och med mycket söt kakao och lite brunt socker. Sweet stout är inte min favoritölstil och det här ölet är för lätt för att bära all sötma och kakao. I grund nog en trevlig stout men den försvinner i kakaosötman. I a f fall än Störtbeckers variant.
radagast83 (4124) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - MAR 5, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
500ml bottle? All to myself, bought at World Market or Trader Joes (I don’t remember offhand). Poured a creamy dark brown color with a large brown head. Aroma was pretty much all chocolate upfront, with some roasted and toasty malt notes. Probably a bit like a lightly malted chocolate milkshake if you had to pinpoint anything in particular. Flavor was milk chocolate candy, some roasted malt. Creamy, easy to drink. Not quite as good as I remember Youngs to be, but pretty close.