brokensail (12359) - Orange County, California, USA - APR 27, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black pour with a nice tan head. Smells like Hershey’s syrup. Sweet chocolate, sugar, and maybe a touch of cream. Roasted malt, light coffee, and some light toffee. The flavor is very sweet. Tons of chocolate, Hershey’s syrup, sugar, and a bit of cream. Roasted malt, light coffee, and a touch of water on the finish.
MalcolmTucker (790) - SCOTLAND - APR 27, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Confortably the most chocolatey beer I’ve tasted. Not to sweet condisering the all encompassing chocolate flavour.
Beerman6686 (5054) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 26, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
This one poured a medium to dark brown color with a beige head. Aroma was of lots of milk chocolate, light roast, but mainly chocolate. Flavor was similar, lots of chocolate, without being too sweet, kind of like a tootsie roll beer. Good.
Thewade (340) - USA - APR 24, 2013
3.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bomber from Whole Foods. The aroma is incredible, but overall the stout is a little thin for my liking. The chocolate is nice at the beginning, but finishes with a weird taste that I can’t figure out.
jehoesefat (321) - Poway, California, USA - APR 23, 2013
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Smells like cake -- sweet and chocolate. Beautiful appearance, deep clear black with ruby accents and a frothy brown head. Very sweet tasting beer which I normally don’t like, but in this case it works. Creamy and fizzy, very nice!
AshtonMcCobb (3546) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 20, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
50cl bottle. Pours opaque black with a nice crema head. The nose has chocolate, cream and alcohol. The taste has Crunchie bar and severely dark chocolate. The palate is medium to full bodied with a creamy texture and a long elegant finish. Overall, a lovely beer.
Furseth (2007) - Kungälv, SWEDEN - APR 19, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampled at GBWF13-Bottle: Black colour,big brown head. Aroma has a dominates of vanilla,caramelly, druits,and chocolates. Flavor had a sweet maltynes,caramellynes, and avanilla, and fruits. Thin body medium finish.
That1Guy (2025) - Greeley, Colorado, USA - APR 17, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
550 mL bottle split with some bras. Pours black with a tan head. Big aroma of milk chocolate, along with a bit of coffee and roast. Flavor is milk chocolate, with a creamy kinda lactic mouthfeel. Smooth, clean, and very tasty. The first "organic" beer I’ve had that I can say I really enjoyed.
wordthief (5) - Texas, USA - APR 17, 2013 does not count
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Having had several chocolate stouts, I can say definitively that this is the ONLY one that goes beyond hints, aromas, overtones and subtlety, The darn thing tastes of chocolate, and almost to a grit. Would you ask - is it overly sweet like a sugary milk chocolate? Nope. Is it under sweetness like a heavy, imbalanced dark chocolate? Nope. This is the only chocolate beer I’ve had that I would say is worthy to be called ’chocolate’. (p.s. I love Young’s Double Choc. in it’s own right - but.. nope.)
mtwhitney (168) - Maui, Hawaii, USA - APR 15, 2013
2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 4/20
It’s bad enough that my favorite brewer has succumbed to the "organic" nonsense, but to have a chocolate stout? Come on! So I approached this with intrepidation, fearing the worst. And you know what?! It was worse than I expected. Horrible. Sickenly sweet. An abomination. Could barely finish. Ghastly. Samuel Smith’s, please don’t ruin your reputation with this attempt at competing with all of the other chocolate stouts out there. Just do what you do best...Taddy Porter and Oatmeal Stout.