VoodooBear (48) - San Juan, - MAY 10, 2014
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Presentation: 355mL brown bottle with no freshness date anywhere, served in a snifter.
Appearance: Pours a deep black color, no light shines through the glass. Thereís a one finger,
tan colored head and some very good lacing that covers the whole glass.
Smell: Primary scents are of dark chocolate and roasted malt. Thereís also some burnt bread notes and hint of molasses.
Taste: Dark chocolate is dominant with some roasted malt in the background and a black coffee flavor as well.
Mouthfeel: Itís very smooth and easy to drink with low carbonation. It feels a bit light bodied and refreshing even, which is unexpected for a stout.
Overall: A very well crafted beer that is very approachable. Popular belief is that non-beer drinkers should start out with lighter colored and less flavorful brews. This beer shatters that stereotype with its drinkability and sweet chocolatey taste. It is actually a best seller in a lot of places down here in Puerto Rico.
Arcanor (78) - Quebec, CANADA - SEP 16, 2014
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
550ml bottle from LCBO.
Pour dark reddish brown with a nice thick tan head.
Chocolat, chocolat and chocolat with roasted chestnuts.
Taste, more chocolat, sweet nuts and small note of coffee.
Medium body, oily and creamy texture, low bitterness and long sweet finish.
Very nice beer in its style.
TripCampbell (13) - USA - SEP 13, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Super chocolaty. Hints of vanilla. Made me want to throw a scoop of ice cream in it for dessert
ttoadee (644) - Austin, Texas, USA - SEP 12, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Jet black pour, quick tan head. Nose is light espresso. Sweet. Middle is medium dark chocolate, hint coffee. Finish is sweet creme. Delicious.
katrinaez (55) - norristown, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 8, 2014
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Nice chocolate flavor. Didnít think sam smith would have something this good. Enjoyable
Nicke80 (181) - SŲdertšlje, SWEDEN - SEP 5, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
50 cl bottle from private import. Pours dark brown/black with brown head. Cocoa and vanilla aroma with milk chocolate taste. Loads of vanilla and cocoa through out.
Rewo (27) - Katowice, POLAND - SEP 5, 2014
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Deep dark brown body, with seemingly rocky tan head, which disappears after 10mins. Very strong aroma of cocoa and chocolate. Very strong cocoa sweetness dominates your tongue, some roast and aciditiy. Chocolate drink rather than actual stout. It seems really good when you try it, but gets really tiresome somewhere in half (550ml bottle), to the point when itís hardly drinkable., strongly recommend to split the bottle and serve as a dessert.
gunnfryd (10549) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - SEP 1, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Dark red brown colour with a beige head. Aroma is chocolate, roasted malt. Flavour is sweet, chocolate, roasted malt, sugar. . Medium body. OK beer.
Bahumat (118) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 31, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma: 7/10. Acrid, cocoa, malt, a hint of ash.
Appearance: 5/5. Pours a cola brown-black with a lingering mocha head. Would score this 4/5 but awarding a bonus point for that label; itís really a beautiful label, the current photo just doesnít do it justice.
Taste: 7/10. Yup, Chocolate! Overpoweringly sweet, like chocolate syrup, with a gentle balancing sourness and a richness to the cocoa finish that reminds me of a mug of hot chocolate.
Palate: 4/5. Smooth, silky across the tongue and teeth, only a very gentle astringency.
Overall: 15/20. Itís a good beer, but too sweet for me (and I donít think Iíve EVER said that about a stout before, wow!). Could definitely use more cocoa and less sweetness to the brew, but that aside, itís a lovely example of itís kind, and certainly better than any other chocolate stout Iíve had before.
graham_murphy (286) - - AUG 30, 2014
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
On the back of other chocolate stouts (brooklyn, brewdog) Iíve got to say I was disappointed. Too sweet for me. And the taste of chocolate was very heavy and too dominant. Iíd perfer more subtlety.
allmyvinyl (3339) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 29, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
550ml bottle from the beerhive. Pours deep dark brown, thin beige head. Aromas of chocolate and little else. Cocoa powder. Maybe a little rum. Taste is all chocolate. Bit thin on the finish.