Scipio (678) - Palatine, Illinois, USA - DEC 3, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours an inky black with a big, bubbly tan head that lasts a long time. The aroma isn’t to complex, but is well done with rich dark chocolate, cocoa, and a very candyish impression. Similar taste. It is quite sharp and strong at first. While its potency dissipates in to a nice subtle flavor, it is long lasting. Medium bodied with a slick, oily texture. This one is delicious. The only drawback, which is important in my eyes, is that it is very sweet. One of these is probably enough. This might be just fine, as this is the perfect desert beer.
csheridan (1) - Illinois, USA - JUL 7, 2014 does not count
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Amazing Chocolate Stout, for someone that doesn't like a coffee flavor base. Sweet, and I don't find the flavor artificial as some reviewers have...if you're looking for a true chocolate "dessert beer," I can't imagine any better than this. Tops my previous chocolate fave, Southern Tier's Choklat.
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JFGrind (1833) - 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 (2123) - 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 (326) - - 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 (903) - 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 (350) - 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!
hockeybeerguy (1466) - 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 (2488) - 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