Kobal (64) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - OCT 28, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours thick, but not oily, black with a full creamy head. Bold, sweet chocolate and some coffee is on the nose. Smooth and creamy bodied. Palate is obviously chocolate, transitioning from sweet milk chocolate to dark chocolate at the end. Cherry and some minor tobacco notes develop as the beer warms and the cherry becomes more pronounced throughout.
gurn13 (4) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JUN 25, 2016 does not count
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Good chocolate flavor, though it tends more to more Yoo-Hoo than Ghirardelli.
gramity (1600) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 18, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured a reddish/brownish color with a small sized head. Cherries, lighter woodiness, caramel, some vanilla, and some funk. Lighter vinegar.
Echon (310) - Århus, DENMARK - JUN 15, 2016
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Almost black and medium-bodied. Very rich chocolate aroma and flavour. Full, yet mild, sweet taste with light bitterness. Overall, a great chocolate stout. Smooth and simple, but the rich chocolate makes it very tasty.
hopdog (11075) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 13, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Poured a dark brown with a smaller sized off white head. Malted milk balls, chocolate, and well, more chocolate.
OrthoDoc (133) - South Carolina, USA - JUN 12, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
My first Samuel Smith beer. Aroma of sweet milk chocolate and vanilla. Taste follows the nose but the chocolate has a somewhat artificial flavor. Mouthfeel is thin with a clean, sweet finish. No bitterness or hop influence detectable. Fun to try but this is a one and done.
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jandd1983 (3710) - Wentzville, Missouri, USA - JUN 12, 2016
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sample. It poured a black color with a tan head. The aroma was of sweet caramel and chocolate. The taste was similar to the aroma with more caramel, chocolate, malts and sugar. Tasty.
Holmen2 (2715) - NORWAY - JUN 6, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Shared bottle at Mi2 Extended at Cardinal 06.06.16. Ebony. Brown head and lacing. Fine aroma of cocoa, dark chocolate and vanilla. Similar taste, with molasse. Slightly fruity aftertaste. Well balanced. Heavy drinking.
rostetti (80) - Oulu, FINLAND - JUN 4, 2016
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Alko. Pours black with small tan head. Aroma and taste have vanilla and a lot of chocolate. People who don’t normally like beer, will probably like this one. This would work perfectly as a desert, it is very sweet. Liquid chocolate.
LomYst (770) - Rotterdam, NETHERLANDS - JUN 2, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
fantastische subtiel, maar zeer aanwezige chocola, ook zitten er wat belgische (gist?) tonen in, en zelf iets raars fruitigs? zeer interessant... melkachtig mondgevoel, erg lekker
furthur (821) - Eagle River, Alaska, USA - JUN 1, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle, black beer, big almond colored head. Aroma milk chocolate, vanilla. Taste is milk chocolate, vanilla. Palate is smooth and rich, carbonation subdued. This tastes like a stout/ice cream float.