AndySnow (8162) - Huddinge, SWEDEN - DEC 6, 2017 JLAudio (282) - Crestwood, Illinois, USA - DEC 7, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
I like the fact that this incorporates a lot of fuller body elements, as well as some non-typical ingredients. A nice creamy fullness of malt, roasted nuts, and creamy unroasted nuts, caramel, and sweet rice almost. I wish this had american hops however, but these english style are ok too.
How: Bottle. BeerBenji (19) - - DEC 2, 2017
Where: SBWF 2017.
Appearance: Dark brown colour with a tan head.
Aroma: Caramel, malt, chocolate.
Body: Light body, medium carbonation.
Flavour: Chocolate, caramel, malt, some fruit.
When I tried this for the first time, I made the mistake of comparing it to a Guinness. It's it's very own thing, with a nice coffee/chocolate vibe. It's not exactly the smoothest stout but not at all hard to drink. Loved every drop.
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jtxitxjx --Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone Bill Becker (1905) - Casper, Wyoming, USA - OCT 18, 2017
From Nov 2006 agent_persik (783) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - SEP 24, 2017
Poured from 12oz bottle(room temp-best by Dec 2006) a very dark brown with reddish hues with a smallish head of foam that shrank to a solid layer and then just a fine ring around the edge of the glass with lacing.
The smell has abundance of roasted and sweet malt and is quite nice.
The taste, initially, has roasted malt and some sweetness followed closely by a nice flavour of dark chocolate that gives it a bitterness that offsets and balances the sweet from this Sweet Stout very well. The finish returns to sweet malt and makes for a very nice aftertaste. Good stuff! I'll see if I can get a hold of a fresher batch and compare...
Bottom line: A *very* tasty sample of the style that I can easily recommend.
Black colour, almost no head. Aroma of roasted malt, chocolate, coffee, dark fruits. Sweet dry taste with light bitterness in finish and dry aftertaste. Thin to medium body and average carbonation.
Skallish (20) - Georgia, USA - SEP 23, 2017
Samuel Adams Brewers, this is a darn good cream stout! Kick up the aroma and you got a 5. Keep up the great work! higgsbison (270) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 20, 2017
OK. Didn't care for it at first but by the time I finished it, it warmed up a bit I thought it was Just OK
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone Luvystypotables (2077) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - SEP 2, 2017
Poured from a bottle, dark brown color with a thin off white head. Aroma is milk chocolate with a hint of coffee. Taste is good, milk chocolate and coffee fairly sweet with a watery body and milky coffee finish. rollinsr (820) - Atlanta, GEORGIA - MAY 3, 2017
Pours black with a finger of off-white head. Aroma is smoky with powdered milk chocolate and hints of dark fruit. Flavor is dark musty fruit with smoky malts.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone AdolfoCC (256) - Veracruz, Veracruz, MEXICO - MAR 7, 2017
APARIENCIA: de color marrón intenso casi negro, se observan destellos rojizos a contraluz. Corona de espuma color marfil de mediana a baja retención, de burbujas compactas y algunas abiertas.
AROMA: presencia de las maltas tostadas es lo que más se percibe, notas a café tostado/quemado, nueces, muy ligeramente la lactosa.
SABOR: de entrada esas notas a café tostado/quemado, algo terroso, nueces, muy ligeramente chocolate dulce y por ahí perdida la lactosa casi imperceptible. En el retrogusto queda un amargor ligero alto, seco y no astringente.
SENSACIÓN: cuerpo medio bajo con sensación ligeramente untuosa en boca, baja carbonatación.