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Brewed by Saltaire
Style: Stout
Shipley, England

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RATINGS: 178   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.53/5   EST. CALORIES: 144   ABV: 4.8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Cask; Occasional. Also available bottled.
Chocolate malts, real chocolate and chocolate syrups make this stout a real chocolate bomb! SIBA Supreme Champion 2010


SarkyNorthener's rating

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
SarkyNorthener (3495) - West Bromwich (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, - NOV 16, 2012
Cask@lychgate, wolverhampton. Black with small head. Aroma of cocoa powder. The taste is the best part, feels like I am drinking chocolate with a touch of coffee. Palate is medium to full body. An excellent stout, the best I have had so far.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mike_77 (4572) - Breda, NETHERLANDS - JAN 20, 2016
Strong aroma, especially sweet chocolate. A very rich and creamy texture. Certainly sweet but does have a very luxurious chocolatey taste. Finish has a light bitterness. A sipper.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
thmsboyd (188) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - JAN 9, 2016
500mL bottle BBE: 05/2016. Lightly chilled (approx. 12 degrees). Pours near enough black, with negligible light penetration. A medium sandy brown head forms when poured, but quickly recedes to a thin ring. High intensity nose, with chocolate milk, creamy milk chocolate, banana milkshake and hazelnut. A medium sweetness is not quite balanced by a light bitterness on the tongue. A full body carries a smooth, creamy texture; carbonation is medium-low, and the chocolatey finish lingers. Completely one-dimensional, but enjoyable nonetheless.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Scopey (10686) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 12, 2015
Cask at WHOAF 2015. It pours jet black with a small-medium light tan head. The nose is soft, sweet, milk chocolate cake, light tangy malt, cocoa powder and chocolate ice-cream. The taste is bitter-sweet, chocolate, earthy roast, charred wood, plum, fig, light tang and mocha/chocolate powder with a dry, toasty finish. Medium body and fine carbonation. Not as sweet as feared. Balance is pretty solid. Decent.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
berkshirejohn (5519) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - OCT 2, 2015
50cl bottle from Marks & Spencer, Camberley. A glossy peat colour with a billowing beige head; dry, cooking chocolate aroma; deep dry chocolate taste, with a milky body and a balancing bitterness from some very well roasted malts (that is, they’ve been toasted to cinders). Unfortunately the burnt notes leave an unpleasant aftertaste, otherwise a rather good chocolatey stout.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
culchiem (3238) - Berlin, GERMANY - AUG 25, 2015
Bottle. Dark brown to black with an off white head. Aroma of milk chocolate. Flavor is milk, bitter chocolate, sweet background, dry licorice, vanilla at the back.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
KansaiBeerLvrs (3801) - Kyoto, JAPAN - AUG 21, 2015
Triple chocoholic in cask at GBBF 2015. It has a lovely chocolate aroma on a deep black body. The taste is straight up chocolate goodness. Yum. 3.8

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
redders1974 (558) - Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - JUL 30, 2015
Unsurprisingly dark chocolate dominates could quite easily be too sweet and sickly but it's balanced with the roast and bitter finish ok novelty stout.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
tombyars (1530) - Saltcoats, SCOTLAND - JUN 30, 2015
Tasted this at the Paisley Beer Festival on the 23rd April 2015. Cask, handpump dispense. Black ruby in colour with a thin buff head. Strong chocolate note in the malty aroma. Thin oily mouthfeel and poor lacing. Dark malt complex gives a smooth chocolate McVities biscuit base with notes of dry roast grain coming through. There is a vague suggestion of a light hop prickle in the aftertaste which fades fast from the mouth. The malty finish is smooth and lactose sweet with strong notes of Aero chocolate becoming drier in the palate. This is a decent session stout but maybe too sweet for some.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Aniela (4207) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUN 10, 2015
From my backlogg: Sample at Great British Beer Festival 2014. Black beer with almost no head. Chocolate, licorice vanilla aroma. Chocolate, vanilla flavour with maybe some caramell hints.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jamaty (1614) - Madrid, SPAIN - JUN 8, 2015
Muy oscura, casi negra, ligeramente rojiza en los bordes. Aroma de malta tostada y mucho, mucho chocolate. En boca textura no demasiado cremosa, pero muy suave y con buena carbonatación. Sabor a chocolate, negro, con leche. También frutos secos. Seco final de chocolate. Muy interesante.


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