TheRimmer (483) - Florida, USA - MAR 2, 2003
Kind of burnt aroma. At first taste wasn't too creamy..or sweet. It could have been me but I wasn't that impressed. Got notes of stale coffee and burnt molasses and bittersweet chocolate. Not bad, not great...right in between. Reminds me of a lost coast 8 ball stout. heykevin (1287) - Decorah, Iowa, USA - FEB 27, 2003
Slightly sweet aroma, with light smoke. Strong roast barley character, with some oaty sweetness. Rather solid. Incarpathia (21) - Edmonds, Washington, USA - FEB 14, 2003
Like hopsrus, this is the first Samuel Adams brew that I can recommend. While I'm not a coffee fan, the coffee flavor in this brew is just enough to be pleasing but not overwhelming. A nice alternative to the cream stouts from overseas. JCW (1279) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 14, 2003
Never thought I be saying this about a Sam Adams brew - this is very good. Deep brown in color, pours with little head. Great mix of Chocolate and coffee flavor. Mouthfeel is a little to carbonated for the style. Really good beer though. desurfer (1302) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - FEB 11, 2003
UPDATED: MAY 21, 2003 Good beer, but not quite my taste. Too much coffee/cappuchino. Still it was a nice beer, I just can't drink more than one.
beerbumble (42) - Reno, Nevada, USA - FEB 11, 2003
Smells good, looks great. Too sweet. Cant drink more than a couple without being overwhelmed with sweetness. Not too bad. Vac (2445) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 11, 2003
Opaque black body topped by a thick tan head with good lace. Coffee malt aroma. Smells like a good cappucino with a tiny amount of citrus. Slightly sweet yet bitter coffee malt flavor with a coffeelike finish. Full bodied yet smooth. WabashMan (1024) - Noblesville, Indiana, USA - FEB 10, 2003
One of the better sam beers that you can get year round, and again compliments to sam for trying to make something from every style. A decent effort. ARMed (625) - Garnet Valley, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 5, 2003
tastes very similar to a nice roated oatmeal stout. Certainly creamy and smoot. with just the right amoutn of carbonation for a stout. Creamy light brown head with a poor lacing. Not overly viscous. Very drinkabloe for a stout. Not overbearing. A nice accompanyment to a bowl of oyster stew. beerguy101 (5364) - Newark, California, USA - JAN 26, 2003
Dark black color. Large foamy white head. Aroma is roasted malts and chocolate. A lighter bodied stout. Roasted malts, coffee and chocolate. Very smooth taste. The flavors do fade quickly. A very drinkable lighter bodied and flavored stout. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish in clean and smooth. Aftertaste is slightly bitter.