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Brewed by Saltaire
Style: Stout
Shipley, England

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RATINGS: 164   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.51   EST. CALORIES: 144   ABV: 4.8%
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Cask; Occasional. Also available bottled.
Chocolate malts, real chocolate and chocolate syrups make this stout a real chocolate bomb! SIBA Supreme Champion 2010


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3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
snzcujo (282) - - NOV 15, 2012
Tasted on tap @Mr Foleys, Leeds. Pours totally black, with a nice brownish head. Aroma is faint, but having a pleasant sweet chocolate note. Taste has lots of vanilla&chocolate, not so much of roasted tones and a bit tart in the end. Aftertaste is nice, solid chocolate tones with a proper bitterness. Proves its name. Recommended. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Niksko (402) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - FEB 26, 2015
Pours dark black with almost a fine tan head. Nose is intense cocoa, milk chocolate and chocolate syrup. Flavor is much the same, milk chocolate, chocolate syrup, a little caramel, a tiny bit of roast, and a slightly sweet, chocolately and roasty bitter finish. Nothing crazy, but definitely lots of chocolate.

2.7
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
hoptimusPrimed (75) - SPAIN - FEB 14, 2015
A little disappointed. Tasted more coffee than chocolate. Small head when poured from a bottle.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Mark_Eck (906) - - FEB 13, 2015
Pours black. Aroma and taste are very chocolatey and some roasted malts....

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ladnewton (1526) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 14, 2015
Cask at Craft Beer Co, Clerkenwell on 14th January 2015. Sepia-black with thinning off-white/tan foam. Rich and intense milk chocolate, roastiness and creaminess with a satisfying full-mouth chocolate finish. Plenty of body and engaging mouthfeel. Rated as a novelty ale.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
mkel07 (3881) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - JAN 5, 2015
Bottle from Stewart Wine Co. 050115. Drinking this beer is like sucking on a bar of bitter dark chocolate. Deep black colour with a power packed chocolate aroma. Bit thin in the mouth with a slightly salty finish.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Rasmus40 (12343) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - DEC 30, 2014
Bottle from Voldby. Almost black with a beige head. Aroma is sweet, malty, caramel, cocoa and heavy chocolate. Flavor is medium sweet and light bitter. Sweet and light bitter finish. 301214

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BlackHaddock (4391) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - DEC 29, 2014
500m bottle: BBE of Jul 15, poured at home in Dec 14. Deep black with a full but fairly then tanned head. Aroma is milk chocolate and vanilla, no hops in the nose, at least for me anyway. Fairly sweet taste, with chocolate being the overriding flavour, coffee notes in the mouth too. Smooth, creamy texture, slips down very nicely, ends with a mild bitterness, but this is all about chocolate really, as the labelling intimates.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MrBlueSky93 (259) - Sutton Coldfield, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 27, 2014
Bottle from Bier Huis, Ossett. Chocolate and Vanilla on the nose. Chocolate on the taste initially, closely followed by vanilla. The chocolate in this is far more dark than I’ve had before, and you get a sense that the chocolate is of high quality, and high cocoa solids in percentage! there is also a lovely smokiness and bitterness about it. Would highly recommend it!

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Mr_Pink_152 (1341) - Lincoln, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - DEC 23, 2014
Bottle from saucy pears, worcester. Black colour with tan head. Aroma has chocolate and fruit. Flavour has more chocolate, bitterness and as well as the roasted malt.

1.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 3/20
Beese (2560) - Watford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - NOV 29, 2014
Cask gravity at the Watford Beer Festival 2014. Poured black, with a rocky beige head. Aroma of chocolate syrup, sugar and some fruity notes. Moderately full mouth feel. Cocoa powder and dark malt flavours, very fake and quite dry. Finish was a horrible mix of cheap dark chocolate, super sweet, saccharine, synthetic nastiness. Not nice.


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