RedSox2004 (977) - Pacific Palisades, California, USA - APR 5, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Ink black, fully opaque, with a solid two-finger head that dissipated to a thin film and left nice lace. Overpowering chocolate aromas, accompanied by vanilla, malted milk balls, and coffee. Chocolate sweetness dominates the taste, with hints of licorice, almonds, roasted malt, and black cherries. Full body, moderate carbonation, surprisingly thin mouthfeel, and a dry finish.
Niko100 (1486) - New York, USA - APR 5, 2013
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark brown/black color; Medium slightly creamy body; Aroma of toasted malt, rich cocoa, milk chocolate, & vanilla; Flavor of roasted malt, caramel, cocoa/chocolate, light hops, and some vanilla; Nicely balanced; Overall, awesome aroma - pretty good for what it is.
Palidor19 (2727) - Brandon, Florida, USA - APR 4, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Its really got a nice sense of chocolate with a nice milky head. the flavor is most definitely cocoa and smooth velvet mouth feel.
wildbeercat (118) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - APR 3, 2013
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
18.7 fl oz / 550mL bottle into a pint glass.
Aroma: Dark and milk chocolate, iced espresso, fudge...this beer smells sweet. I’m not sure if my senses are flipping around on me or what, but this beer smells SWEET.
Appearance: Completely opaque blood red / dark brown with a thick, creamy, and frothy dark tan head.
Taste: Milk chocolate. Oh man, this stuff tastes like the Nesquik I used to drink as a kid. My childhood is rushing back to me. Remember that scene in Ratatouille where that critic eats the food and instantly is a kid again? That’s what this beer is doing to me right now. Phenomenal.
Palate: Rich and creamy. Oh so smooth. Velvety. Not effervescent at all. Smooth smooth smooth and creamy.
Overall: This beer blows my mind every time. I would drink it nonstop until the day I die. I could live on this beer alone. This beer is perfect.
jkwood04 (2286) - Connecticut, USA - APR 3, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle in a Samuel Smith English pint. Pours very dark brown with a lacy, tan head. Aroma of chocolate, some dark and roasted malts, and light hops. Flavor mainly of the chocolate with a little bit of the stout coming through. Average texture. The chocolate is very apparent and the most prominent thing about this beer, but it is not artificial or too sweet that would make it unenjoyable.
ryecatcher (351) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 2, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours an opaque, stouty dark brownish black, medium mocha colored head with excellent retention. Nose is slightly malty and cocoa butter. Mouth is medium bittersweet, cocoa with some vanilla notes up front some roasted barley and and then toast with milk chocolate on the finish. My only complaint: slightly thin for a stout. Otherwise this is an exceedingly delicious brew.
gruberm (69) - - APR 1, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clearing backlog. No comments. Apologies, future ratings will have detail.
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JDBaker11058 (922) - Maryland, USA - MAR 31, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Appearance: dark cola brown with two fingers of foamy, creamy light tan head and lots of residual lacing. Aroma: milk chocolate, jordan almonds, vanilla, and cream. Taste: sweet, creamy milk chocolate, cocoa powder, condensed milk, with a hint of roasty espresso way underneath. Finish: lingering sweetness, with a lactic tang. Notes: Definitely the sweetest of the chocolate stouts in my experience; almost too sweet, but still enjoyable. It’s like the beer equivalent of a chocolate pudding cup. Smooth, creamy, and drinkable palate.
ronaldtheriot (782) - Laplace, Louisiana, USA - MAR 31, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Samuel Smith’s Organic Chocolate Stout has a very thick, beige head and an extremely dark brown appearance, with lots of heavy lacing rings left behind. The aroma is chocolate forward, and that’s about it- sweet, rich chocolate. Taste is the same, sweet, rich, tangy chocolate, some bread, some malt, and almost no bitterness, except for a touch of it at the very end of the sip. Mouthfeel is light to medium, and Samuel Smith’s Organic Chocolate Stout finishes wet, chocolaty, and sweet. If you didn’t know it, you’d never guess that this was a beer of any sort. Overall, for what it is, I will say that it is most excellent. RJT
tgncc (2288) - Bellmore, New York, USA - MAR 31, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours a dark brown, ruby tinge, cream colored head. The aroma is earthy, brown sugar, bosco. The flavor is earthy, unsweetened chocolate, light brown sugar. Not nearly as sweet as I would have expected. The finish is a bittersweet chocolate, light pine. Medium in body, slighty thin, and thin for the style. OK.