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Brewed by Saltaire
Style: Stout
Shipley, England

bottled
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RATINGS: 131   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.53   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


SaintMatty's rating

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
SaintMatty (4656) - Uppsala, - JUN 17, 2012
500ml Bottle - Black in colour. Chocolate, roasted malt and coffee in the aroma. Chocolatey taste with notes of milk chocolate, coffee, liquorice and roasted malt. Smooth and easy to drink.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
hohops (125) - Kent, ENGLAND - APR 14, 2014
Bottle. Very dark, almost black with a slight ruby tinge. A small beige head with tight bubbles. Aroma- lots and lots of milky chocolate, some cocoa, malty. Taste- initial hit of chocolate, some hop bitterness, smooth and creamy, lovely mouthfeel, the chocolate keeps on coming, a dry cocoa powder finish with some lingering bitterness. Very tasty stout.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
StevieT (376) - AUSTRALIA - APR 8, 2014
Wow, such a bittersweet chocolate aroma, not overly sweet at all, the mild bitterness cut through it to make a very good beer.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
thewolf (10767) - Kolding, DENMARK - APR 1, 2014
Bottle, bought @ YNWA, Kolding. Pours deep black with a small, staying, creamy, beige head. Aroma has chocolate, vanilla, light roasted. Medium to low carbonation, fine dry and light creamy mouthfeel. Flavour has lots of fat chocolate, vanilla, softly roasted. Very sweet overall, but there is a fine bitterness to balance.

3.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Senka (345) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - MAR 22, 2014
From the notes: creamy, thick and loads of dark roasted malts and chocolate. easy on the ABV, smooth stout. Would love to try it on tap.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Chr0s (14) - - FEB 11, 2014
UPDATED: FEB 14, 2014 Lovely colour; dark and rich just like the taste. Persistent head, but one which doesn’t detract from the drinking experience. Chocolaty aroma as expected, smooth on the palate, light carbonation tickles tongue and gums. Eminently drinkable, but maybe a tad too sweet.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
martjoobolut (336) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - FEB 7, 2014
0,5L bottle, BB05,14. Pours very dark brown with ruby highlights. The head is tan and stays, nice lacing. Aroma is very intense chocolate, licorice, malt. Taste: dark chocolate bitter, slightly metallic, some tart. Finish is long dark chocolate bitter. Overall: I really enjoy the chocolate part, but the rest of the beer is just lacking.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TBone (11884) - Pori, FINLAND - FEB 1, 2014
Bottled at Hell Hunt. Dark brown color, good beige head. Mainly just chocolate aroma. Medium-bodied. Chocolate, coalish toasted bitterness in the finish. Chocolate feels much more natural than in their other porter. Could use a bit higher abv.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Monkeyharris (11) - - JAN 31, 2014
Black with a light tan head. Chocolate on the nose (obviously). Chocolate is lost a little on tasting. Very slight smoke flavour. Not much else. Very light mouth feel, too light. Overall, disappointing.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
CacheManyHose (95) - HONG KONG - JAN 22, 2014
Disappointing. Smells of very sweet, syrupy, milk chocolate - kind of artificial - with background bitterness. Tastes similarly of syrupy chocolate that ends on a bitter note. Not much beer taste to this. Body is thin and watery. Heard this described as 'chocolate and cough syrup' and it's kind of true.

1.3
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 5/20
HKdIPA (108) - HONG KONG - JAN 22, 2014
Very disappointing. Aroma is chocolate and cough syrup. Thin dark brown body. Taste is very chocolatey followed by cough syrup flavor.


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