FatTony (175) - Augusta, Georgia, USA - JAN 30, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 ounce bottle- poured out a slightly translucent chestnut brown with a moderate tan head. Aroma was dark cherries and chocolate. The taste was an almost cloyingly sweet chocolate cherry with a wet cardboard finish. Palate was smooth, but overwhelmed by the sweet cherry. Not Smithís best.
DavoleBomb (1444) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 25, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured into a perfect pint.
3.5 A: Black color. Three fingers of frothy, tan head. Retention is good and a finger sized ring of lacing is left.
4.5 S: Cocoa that transcends beer and smells like a chocolate milkshake instead. Just tons of cocoa. Quite sweet overall and it works well. Light roast. If thereís anything else, it gets lost under all of the chocolate.
3.5 T: The cocoa isnít as intense as in the nose, not by a long shot. But, itís still extremely potent. Lactose-like tangy sweetness. Chocolate and caramel and light roast. Itís rich, but itís too tangy. Of course, itís still tasty, but a little strange. The base beer comes through much stronger in the taste than in the nose.
4.5 M: Heavier medium body. Good moderate carbonation. Nice creaminess. No complaints here.
3.5 D: This is a sweet indulgent treat, but itís intense tanginess really hits the drinkibility. One 550ml is plenty and even a few ounces more than I wanted.
Serving type: bottle
BoBoChamp (4195) - Gent, BELGIUM - MAY 25, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
55cl, new organic English brew Anno 2012, with cocoa, from Beers of Europe Setchey, complex sweet Stout, sweet/malty and slightly roasted, balanced, clear, rocky head, good brew
UncleKorm (265) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - MAY 23, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bomber bottle poured a dark deep brown w/ beige head and some lacing. Huge cocoa aroma. Initial flavor light sweet w/ a light bitter finish. Taste is a wonderful dark chocolate liquor. Medium bodied and light carbonation.
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Slipstream (1776) - USA - MAY 22, 2013
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
A cool-looking antique label and lots of rich hot cocoa aroma. Malty and chocolatey, with a bit of coconut cream and almond/amaretto. The finish is light and sweet. It is a little odd, perhaps due to the added flavorings. Not bad, but not my favorite from Samuel Smith. Is it appropriate that my rating #1776 is an English beer? Perhaps it should have been a revolutionary beer.
Beerandhockey8 (13) - Three Forks, Montana, USA - MAY 19, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Awesome beer here. Pored from 22oz bottle into a shaker. Pours a very dark brown, almost black comparable to dark chocolate with a nice light brown head. Smells of chocolate notes, vanilla and light caramel. Very smooth with obvious chocolate taste. Strong vanilla flavor, with a milk-like texture and soft carbonation. Goes down smooth and leaves a great chocolate taste lingering in your mouth.
JCB (3811) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - MAY 19, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
500ml bottle from Samís, Durham. Iíd been hesitant on this one for a while, for one reason or another, but popped it with some friends and found it righteously tasty. Lovely appearance, a deep mellow dark brown with a medium silky head. Really nice choc nose, nothing artificial or candied about it, melds really nicely with the base stout qualities. Smooth and full mouthfeel, lightly carbonated. Tastes are sumptuous, a rich stout at its core, abetted by loads and loads of choc. Might be a one-trick pony, but itís a goodern.
Lagerboy (672) - British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 19, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Darkest brown, slight amber hue, frothy tan head slowly settles and lasts. Tantalizing sweet milk chocolate aroma. Bittersweet milk chocolate and dark roasted malt taste endure to the soft smooth silky finish. Soft carbonation, medium body, low hopped. Awesome desert beer. LBW (Lagerboys Be Wary)
Darwenus (386) - Virginia, USA - MAY 18, 2013
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a dark, coffee brown with little head. The aroma is really outstanding. Thereís a really strong, sweet chocolate smell that actually reminds me of a chocolate scented candle or the aroma of a chocolate cake in the oven. Itís one of the strongest and sweetest smelling chocolate beers Iíve ever smelled. The flavor is even stronger and sweeter chocolate cake, which I donít enjoy as much. Itís just very, very rich and sweet. This would be a great dessert beer to share with a companion, but I found the flavor too rich and sweet to thoroughly enjoy just in terms of a guy and a beer.
sfhodense (4793) - Odense Nō, DENMARK - MAY 17, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours brown with a beige head. Aroma is heavy chocolate, cocoa and light roasted malt, Flavour is roasted malt and heavy chocolate.
M82 (87) - Kansas, USA - MAY 16, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
18.7oz bottle with smudged code ending in 24M1 - I believe this was bottled in 2013 - @50ļ into 14.7 Zwiesel Cognac snifter and slightly bowed 16oz highball; Pours up as dark as Iíve seen at this abv, end of the glass finally reveals some red to amber highlights, pillow slightly desaturated khaki head demonstrates some resilience creating a variety of rounded abstract forms and spatters of lace; nose is surprisingly complex, the initial burst of chocolate and cocoa powder becomes balanced by earthy minerals which Iíve found characteristic of this brewery along with dark fruits and sweet cola nuances, whipped chocolate frosting; taste follows on a light-med, moderately carbonated smooth body resulting in a soft chocolatey dryness; definitely sweet, but not sugary sweet, with enough dimension to make this a solid session