ThisWangsChung (826) - Leonardtown, Maryland, USA - JUN 30, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
550ml bottle into a pint glass.
A: Pours a very dark ruby color that isnít perfectly opaque. The head forms about a three finger (via aggressive pour) mocha shade. Itís creamy texture and strong retention are fairly impressive. The center of the head seems to collapse faster than the edges of the glass.
S: Big dark chocolate notes abound. Touches of hard water also about, but this one is all about the chocolate, for better or worse. Make that better - I really like a good chocolate stout when itís done right.
T: The chocolate character takes on two different qualities: a dark chocolate note and a lesser cocoa powder undercurrent. Touches of roasted barley, minerals, and even a bit of hops help balance out all that chocolate on the finish. A ridiculously sweet brew, but I donít mind given how great the chocolate character is.
M: Itís a bit drier than youíd expect from a dessert-forward beer - luckily it simply causes it not to cloy (so) badly after consumption. Still, it *is* sweet as fuck, so bring your sweet tooth.
O: This is what Youngís Double Chocolate Stout should have been: a dessert beer with lots of chocolate yet just enough depth to keep it interesting. Did I say dessert beer? Yeah, because thatís exactly what is - luckily itís so good I donít mind drinking this one before dinner.
Cenzura (431) - Warsaw, POLAND - FEB 6, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma: milk chocolate, cocoa, roasted malts, cookies and vanilla. Taste: belgian chocolate, brown sugar, lot of cocoa, Really smooth and drinkable. Medium head, average lacing and medium carbonation.
szymonskc (255) - Skůrcz, POLAND - FEB 2, 2016
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Intensywny zapach słodkiej czekolady, kakao, pralinki, świetny aromat. Barwa ciemnobrunatna, miedziane przebłyski pod światło. Piana obfita, średniopęcherzykowa, po chwili opada do cienkiej warstwy, ktůra pozostaje do końca. W smaku czekoladowa słodycz, kakao, a mimo to jest bardzo pijalne, średnio treściwe. Niska, przyjemna, lekko kwaskowa goryczka, niskie wysycenie. Chociaż brakuje tutaj paloności typowej dla Stoutía, piwo świetne.
SamP01 (648) - New Jersey, USA - FEB 2, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a dark brown with a medium light brown head. Aroma and Taste is of sweet milk chocolate, some light roasted dark chocolate malt and some notes of vanilla, light bitterness from the roasted malt. A medium bodied brew with some light stickiness on the lips, carbonation is a bit much. Finish is light roasted dark malt, some notes of vanilla and a lingering sweet milk chocolate aftertaste. Not my first choice for a chocolate stout but still good a drinking stout
ston3s42 (135) - - JAN 30, 2016
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Quite black appearance with little head. Tastes of milk chocolate, cocoa, vanilla and some citrus and banana. Medium, creamy body, just a bit too carbonated, and a finish of chocolate. Not that chocolaty, and feels slightly synthetic
Nordcore (1218) - Lyngen alps, NORWAY - JAN 29, 2016
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle 50 cl. Black with a nice foamy head. Aroma of vanilla, chocolate and roasted malt. Light bitter, medium sweet with a soft vanilla ending.
Travlr (18633) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JAN 29, 2016
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Sample at AK BW fest 2016. Black color, brown head. Aroma and taste of Italian chocolate soda. Light body.
antonstoop (273) - - JAN 28, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
550ml bottle. Pours dark brown with a medium, beige head that laces. Sweet aroma dominated by chocolate with vanilla, roasted malt and a hint of coffee. Sweet flavour of chocolate, roasted malt and vanilla with a dry, mildly bitter coffee finish. Light to medium body with a creamy, smooth, oily texture and soft carbonation. Very tasty.
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Duchammer (144) - Eagle river, Alaska, USA - JAN 25, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle: poured black with an espresso head. Aroma super creamy chocolate with light roast notes. Tastes was milk chocolate with very light roast notes. Creamy smooth palate! Very enjoyable!
Justin666 (105) - - JAN 25, 2016
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
A true delight. Strong aroma and taste of.... wait for it.... you guessed right. Nice and smooth chocolate flavour that is harmonious with the palate. Slightly thin body, but what can you expect given itís 5% abv? Well done, Samuel Smith.
Westkyoto77 (588) - Kyoto, JAPAN - JAN 24, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Poured a deep dark brown with a fine off-white head. Aromas of chocolate overpower some coffee and fruit. Touch of booze too. Smooth as a babyís bottom, but perhaps lacked a bit of oomph in the body. Sweet. Tasty as all get out though, and a nice treat at the end of the day.