SturmWulf (65) - USA - AUG 10, 2007
UPDATED: SEP 1, 2007 Medium Aroma of roasted malt, chocolate, coffee and caramel, very light touch of vanilla.
Poured black, with a nice foamy. semi-creamy tan head that very slowly receded into a thin cream cap. Left good lacing. Taste of roasted malt, coffee, chocolate, a touch of burn malt, caramel, dark chocolate, very light hint of vanilla. Body is light to medium, texture is very creamy, slightly softer than average carbonation, a nice dry bittersweet finish. I really liked this stout! Excellent job by Samuel Adams.
The only criticism is I like the body to be a touch heavier and the aroma a bit more robust. However, this is one excellent beer and I am definitely adding this to my favorite rotation of beer. Served in a Pint. bhambeerking (7) - hoover, Alabama, USA - AUG 24, 2011 does not count
Sweet, black, and smooth. The best Sam Adams has to offer. By far my favorite beer. alainanoah (2) - - OCT 10, 2015 does not count
This beer is a real treat. Smooth, creamy and rich. It reminds me a bit of Quiness but with slightly more after taste that has just a hint of bitterness. pjohnson2699 (8) - Minnesota, USA - AUG 14, 2009 does not count
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This beer tastes strong and has a rich, even chocolate-ish flavor. They definitely invested in some good ingrediant to make this beer gotebo (11) - carnegie, Oklahoma, USA - DEC 28, 2003
If it gets any better than this, I'd sure like to try it. My only complaint is that it tends to become a bit watery at the end of the glass.
dubbaman (2) - kenmore, New York, USA - NOV 23, 2007 does not count
This beer pours black with a vary large head that does not diminish very quickly. The aroma is amazing, but the taste is even better. chocolate is the first flavor , followed by a nice unique cream flavor that lasts in the mouth. the only thing lacking from this beer is its body. It definitly feels a little watered down in the mouth, just slightly, if they could give it just a LITTLE more body, this beer would be perfect. rampmaster (642) - Alden, New York, USA - MAY 10, 2009
Presentation: It was poured from a brown 12oz bottle into a pint glass. There was a best before date on the label.
Appearance: It has a very dark brow color that is very close to opaque in appearance. On top the head, which is dark tan in color, starts off thick and creamy then slowly settles down to thinner layer that has good retention lasting to the last sip. Its lacing is slick and slides down the glass as I drink.
Smell: The aroma has a big sweet and malty nose with a pleasant roasted character and a touch of chocolate and coffee notes.
Taste/Mouth feel: The taste starts off with a smooth malt flavor that builds a nice roasted character with the same hints of dark chocolate and roasted coffee in the aroma. Hop flavor is mild and adds only a slight metallic/herbal presence. The finish has a nice slow, somewhat dryer roasted coffee fade. On the palate it has a very creamy and smooth feeling. It has soft carbonation and a good solid medium to full body.
Notes: Outstanding!!! This is a very tasty stout with a nice slick creamy texture that I really enjoyed!!!
baseballguy (246) - Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 19, 2001
One of my two favorite beers for everyday drinking (the other being Newcastle). A great way to end the day. Jason86Z2899 (2) - USA - JAN 9, 2003 does not count
Quite possibly the best chocolate stout in existence. If you’re a Guinness fan, and want something a little different, pick up some Creme Stout. This stuff is actually thicker than Guinness too! Cybercat (5838) - Georgia, USA - JUL 1, 2007
Aroma is very strong and smoky, with hints of coffee and chocolate. It just screams "Drink me!" It pours a beautiful sable, nearly black and opaque, with a thick tan head. Flavor does not disappoint - it is rich and smoky with whispers of chocolate and coffee. It goes down smooth and lively and leaves a pleasant aftertaste like burnt coffee that has a touch of chocolate in it. A must for any stout and porter fanatic.