FatPhil (17493) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - MAY 27, 2007
UPDATED: JUN 25, 2007 355ml Bottle.
Rich not-quite-black colour. Thin dark tan head with some carbonation keeping it going. Wonderfully balanced cream stout taste. Full in the mouth with richly roasted maltiness. Dark chocolate bitterness stays in the mouth for a nice long time. Powerful, but subtle, a great combination. yngwie (17364) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUN 30, 2006
Bottled. Almost black, with a beige head. Roasted aroma with coffee and mocca. Coffee and roasted malt in the flavor, along with some hops. Medium body and a burnt and bitter finish. There is also a medical note in the finish. (060616) Benzai (16993) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - MAY 26, 2015
Bottle @ home. Opaque brown color (although I was sitting in a semi-dark room so couldn’t tell exactly), full sized brown head that lasts for a decent while. Aroma is malts, sweet malts, roast, caramel, brown malts, lightly vanilla, a hint of chocolate. Taste malts, dark malts, lightly roast, vanilla, chocolate, slightly ashy bitter in the finish. Medium body and soft carbonation. Not exactly what I really like, but very well brewed. brokensail (16696) - Dublin, California, USA - MAY 3, 2010
A: The pour is a dark brown color with a few red highlights. The head is mild and light tan in color.
S: The nose is roasty with a slight sweetness and perhaps a touch of creaminess.
T: The flavor is a bit one note and relies heavily on the roasted malt. There is a bit of coffee flavor and some bitterness along with a sweetness on the finish.
M: The body is on the lighter side of medium with a fairly tingly carbonation.
D: I enjoy a good milk stout, but this one was not quite as sweet as I generally expect for the style. Still, some decent flavors and perhaps a good introduction to the style for people that aren’t familiar with it. Dedollewaitor (16581) - Odense, DENMARK - AUG 1, 2008
33cl bottle. Pours black with a creamy head on top & lacings. Lots of roasted coffee in both aroma & taste. Chocolate & caramel. Smooth & overall just really pleasant & well made!
djd07 (16452) - Houston, Texas, USA - NOV 22, 2007
Bottle. Pours a dark brown with a medium frothy tan head that lasts. The aroma is a strong coffee and caramel with dark chocolate. Very good lacing on the glass. The taste is chocolate and a dark malt finish. A good sweet stout from samuel adams. bhensonb (16110) - Woodland, California, USA - AUG 21, 2010
Bottle from South Bay Drug. Looks rather ruby when viewed against strong light. Two finger foamy beige head. Smells like smooth burnt malt. Near medium body. Mild carbonation. Flavor is smooth burnt malt. A bit muddy and earthy. It is mildly sweet at best. Finishes earthy/grungy and burnt. Maybe there’s a bit of coffee, but doubtful. With time it seems almost dry. Gets better and better. Finally hop bitter comes out. It starts to convince me it has complexity. Drinks very well. MiP (16082) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - MAR 17, 2006
Bottle. 4.7%. Roasted coffee aroma with a little acidity. Almost totally black colour. Nice, creamy brown head. Good creamy mouthfeel. The flavour is like mild chocolate and the aftertaste too. Borup (16032) - Albertslund, DENMARK - JUN 17, 2007
Bottle. Black colour with a beige head. Aroma and flavour of coffee, chocolare, malt and caramel. Ratman197 (15742) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - DEC 8, 2005
Bottle poured a translucent dark brown with a small short lived brown head. Aromas of coffee,and a hint of bitter chocolate. Palate was light bodied and smooth. Flavors of bitter chocolate and coffee with a smooth slightly astringent finish.