JFGrind (1848) - Glenside, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 6, 2014
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Strong chocolate and vanilla aroma blend well with sweet malts. Medium bodied dark stout, a well done Sweet Stout from Sammy Smiths.
DedicatedToFun (2716) - Santa Monica, California, USA - JUL 4, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Brown pour, tan head, chocolate nose, chocolate taste, coffee, delicious bottle here
woodychevy (389) - - JUN 30, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
550 ml bottle. Pours black with a decent head. Nice looking brew- not too many bubbles. Appropriately weighty for a stout. Taste is tons of chocolate, dark malt, some vanilla and a nice warmth on the back end. Really smooth and creamy. Sweet- reminiscent of milk stout/ lactose sweetness. Palate/ mouthfeel is about perfect for the style- low carbonation and substantial mouthfeel. If I had to nitpick, chocolate is slightly overwhelming and a bit of a bully flavor-wise in this one- but it is, after all, a chocolate stout. Will buy again.
skoll (420) - Traverse City, Michigan, USA - JUN 28, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark brown, small beige head. Aroma chocolate and sweet malt. Medium light body. Creamy. Flavor is sweet and quite chocolately, but reasonably balanced with some drier malt character. liked this one this is now my favorite chocolate stout!
Dr_O (1) - Flowery Branch, Georgia, USA - JUN 27, 2014 does not count
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
I lovey creamy smooth stouts and this is just delicious. Like a dessert beer Yum!
MrFecesious (1013) - British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 21, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Shared bottle. Thanks Lehr! Beautiful milk chocolate, sweet vanilla aroma. Taste is very sweet with a tart punch. Creamy.
Busick (379) - South Carolina, USA - JUN 18, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
I love it when a great brewery produces a great beer, such as this tasty chocolate stout! Delicious at any time of the day!
nakedwhendrunk (2199) - Juneau, Alaska, USA - JUN 18, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This was poured into a nonic pint glass.
The appearance is a nice looking off white two fingered foaminess that lasts about a good two minutes before gently dissipating. There is some light bubbly lacing that ends up sliding for the most part.
The smell has a nice chocolatey aroma with a decent roastiness backing that up and even letting a nice sweet vanilla enter in after a bit warming.
The taste was sweet chocolate and yet there’s still a decent roastiness about it and the vanilla even comes back. The aftertaste is slightly chocolatey and yet still carries that roastiness to invite me into the finish.
On the palate, this one sits about a medium in body with a semi-decent sessionable quality about it. The carbonation is super smooth.
Overall, I say this is a pretty good sweet stout worthy of having again and definitely worthy of putting in my wife’s chocolate cupcakes she makes every St Patrick’s day. I will be making sure to be getting one of these again next March for those cupcakes.
kaser (2808) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 14, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Chocolate. Tons and tons of chocolate. Black pour from 12oz bottle at Rugans. Thick and creamy chocolate milk taste. Not much else to say. Oh yeah. It smells like choclate too
rondphoto (2088) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - JUN 13, 2014
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
@ Party Town / Florence KY --- Clear ruby black with a solid tan head that slowly drops to a full cover, blobs and strings of lace. Aroma is chocolate milk, but better. Taste is roasted malt that adds milk chocolate tinted with orange in the palate, then turns to bitter dark chocolate malt for the finish. An exceptional brew.