Jamesthebrit (404) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JAN 27, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
A: Huge chocolate note. An acidity cuts trough giving a fruitiness to the chocolate backbone. Almost like low quality chocolate or so.
A: Pours thin and lackluster but the heat is creamy and very nice. In the glass it looks more bold than during the pour.
T: Taste is identical to the smell. Chocolate is a huge player and the subtle fruitiness comes through. What I like about this beer compared to other chocolate beers is it’s a more fruity chocolate than a bitter chocolate (which depends on where you grow your beans (I designed a chocolate factory.....)) Goes down easy.
P: Acidic on the palate but good flavor development. Medium body.
Overall this is a great beer. As mentioned before, this is different than other chocolate beers where it brings a more fruit note than a bitter note. Also nice to see a chocolate beer that is lower ABV. This was killer, and with the medium body this is a beer that beer lovers can love, but probably a good beer to convert people with. A must try.
Cenzura (430) - 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 (253) - Skórcz, 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, która 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 Stout’a, 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 (18624) - 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 (104) - - 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 it’s 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 baby’s 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.