rollinsr (775) - Atlanta, GEORGIA - MAY 3, 2017 chickenflea (351) - Oviedo, Florida, USA - AUG 27, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours black with brown highlights. A small tan head. Very good lacing. Aroma was very impressive with a good roasty smell. Dark fermented fruits also come to mind. The flavor is consistent with the smell although less boozy (a good thing.) Rich malt flavor with good sour lactose notes on the finish. Body is medium and to style. Roasty. Low carbonation leaves it a little flat on the finish. Texture is a little lighter than most sweet stouts, but still very acceptable. A good sweet stout. Good job Sam Adams. This is now one of my favorite from SA.
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. Cajun (534) - Lafayette, Louisiana, USA - JAN 27, 2017
Bottle - Pours a dark brown to black, off-white head. Aroma of fermented dark bread, coffee, hint of chocolate. Tastes of sweet malts, caramel, toffee, dry chocolate, weak coffee, and scorched muffin top. beer_rookie (586) - Arkansas, USA - JAN 10, 2017
Pours a very dark brown, maybe even black color. Has about two finger brown head. Thick, rocky, good retention, good lacing.Erasmus_ro (3076) - Alabama, USA - DEC 24, 2016
Aroma is roasted barley, light coffee. It’s not real strong.
Taste is light cream coffee. Maybe some cherry. It’s creamy. A little smoky. A little ash.
Mouthfeel is medium bodied. Not as heavy as I would like or expect. Creamy like I said. That ash/smoky taste lingers, and I’m loving that! It’s sessionable.
Overall, I started off not really impressed by it. I’m changing my mind. While it may be light in aroma and taste, it’s really making up for it in the palate. Yeah, I would buy it again. I would recommend it also. Good stuff!!
Bottle. Pours dark brown with a good, latte-colored head. Aroma is roasted, some liquorice, light cacao. Taste is mild, roasty, slight liquorice and cacao. Slightly watery, low carbonation.
johnnymusky (983) - Minnesota, USA - NOV 26, 2016
solid brew...sixer from hyvee...coffee on nose...light coffee on taste....some chocolate...good brew. k0mpsa (2999) - Tuusula, FINLAND - NOV 19, 2016
Bottle at home. Black color, tanned head. Smooth aroma has coffee, cream, chocolate. Nice smooth taste, full body, coffee, cream notes. gregwilsonstl (2537) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - NOV 9, 2016
Chocolate. Cocoa. Rasted bitter chocolate milk. Caramel. Nice cream stout. A bit hoppy too. mjs (7470) - Helsinki, FINLAND - OCT 24, 2016
(Bottle, 0.355 l, at Silja Symphony, 20161024) The beer poured black. Its head was medium sized and lightly brown. Aroma had burnt malts, creaminess and metal. Palate was medium bodied with medium carbonation. Flavours were sweetness, burnt malts, creaminess, ash and bitterness. Aftertaste was burnt and bitter. A decent soft stout. Bit watery. phfyysik (1312) - Tartu, ESTONIA - OCT 9, 2016
Pours dark brown with light beige head. Aroma is creamy, toffee, some chocolate, cocoa, light malts, beans. Taste is light roast, some metal, light bitterness, creamy, coffee, some beans, caramel, dark grapes, milk. Easy to drink beer.