zmanzorro (128) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAY 7, 2013
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: JUN 4, 2013 Poured from bottle into a snifter. Pours a dark brown with a fluffy tan head. Minimal lacing on the glass. Aroma smells of sweet roasted chocolate with a generous dose of vanilla. Taste is the same roasted chocolate up front and finishes with the vanilla. Definitely more of a dessert beer because of the sweetness and vanilla. After drinking on it for awhile, the vanilla seems too much. Goes down very smoothly but not quite silkily.
jflopsu (498) - New Jersey, USA - JUL 13, 2014
4.3 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a dark black with light tan head. Has a strong cocoa and malt aroma. Has a strong cocoa taste with some malts and coffee, but a little watered down than most chocolate stouts. The chocolate taste lingers.
hfmejias (661) - Dover, Delaware, USA - JUL 13, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Poured Dark brown with a nice tan head. Aroma of Chocolate, vanilla and malts. Taste is consistent, lots of chocolate, and roast malts, combined with some vanilla towards the end. Very tasty, very enjoyable stout.
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 (1835) - 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 (2157) - 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 (338) - - 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 (355) - 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!