Brewed by Samuel Smith
Style: Sweet Stout
Tadcaster, England


on tap

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RATINGS: 1106   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.7/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
Bottle: Filtered
Ingredients: Water; Organic malted barley; Organic cane sugar; Yeast; Organic hops; Organic cocoa extract; Carbon dioxide
Brewed with well water (the original well, sunk in 1758, is still in use with the hard well water being drawn from 85 feet underground), the gently roasted organic cocoa extract impart a delicious, smooth and creamy character, with inviting deep flavours and a delightful finish - this is a marriage of satisfying stout and luxurious chocolate.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
tarmok (1221) - Tartu, ESTONIA - FEB 26, 2016
Black liquid with tan head. Aroma of milk chocolate, vanilli, candy. Tastes same but less. heavy sweet, medium bitter, light sour. Light body, light feel, soft carbonisation, long finish

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ArtificialCyst (625) - Szczecin, POLAND - FEB 25, 2016
Aroma: Intensive milk chocolate (bit like those cheap ones), cocoa, something bit hoppy, smells very sweet. Appearance: High creamy head, decent black color. Taste: Strong milk chocolate taste with roasty finish and bit of lightly lingering tobacco bitterness, a little bit watery, sweet. Palate: Finish is moderately sweet, carbonation is definately too high, body is medium-low.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jakubwloszcz (190) - Piastów, POLAND - FEB 22, 2016
UPDATED: APR 29, 2016 Intensywny aromat mlecznej czekolady, trochę pralinek i wanilii. Piana obfita, bardzo ładnie oblepia szkło. W smaku nie jest bardzo słodkie, oprócz czekolady wyczuwalna jest też kawa i nugat, brakuje trochę paloności, fajny gorzko-czekoladowy finisz. No i bardzo ładna etykieta!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
charlotte (5193) - rødovre, DENMARK - FEB 21, 2016
Bottle.Pitch black colour with medium beige head.Aroma is strong of chocolate and cocoa,nice creamy with fat sticky mouthfeels good full body and creamy smooth finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
WaddlingPlatypus (128) - Durham, ENGLAND - FEB 19, 2016
500ml bottle at the Swan and Three Cygnets, Durham. Dark red with a fine off-white head. Curious synthetic aroma of strawberry mixed in with sweet caramel (I liked this, but I suspect this will be a point of contention). Flavours of cinder toffee, sweet caramel, and slightly burnt coffee vie for dominance, with an overall sticky mouthfeel of sweetness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Parmenion777 (157) - Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 16, 2016
It pours a deep black colour with a frothy creamy beige head. The aroma is sweet chocolate (cocoa powder) and a hint of vanilla. A smooth sweet chocolate flavour, slightly creamy and a very mild sweet bitter finish. This is a bit too reliant on sugar and cocoa powder.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Larry_Duffman (386) - - FEB 16, 2016
I poured it from the bottle into a glass. It pours dark brown to black with a nice tan head and some lacing. The aroma is cocoa and some dark fruit. The taste is cocoa and hints of fruit. I liked this. There was something about the taste that seemed off though. I wanted to like this more.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ChiGuy68 (556) - Illinois, USA - FEB 15, 2016
Tasted from a 550mL bottle. It poured a deep, clear, reddish-brown with a thick frothy beige head and streaky lacing. Sweet chocolate and roasted malt aroma with a matching flavor profile. Smooth and creamy. This would be one excellent dessert stout.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Stultus (87) - ESTONIA - FEB 14, 2016
Pours black with a thin tan head that recedes quickly. Aroma is very sweet - a strong smell of chocolate. Taste is sweet with a hint of cocoa and a medium lightly bitter-sweet finish. Soft body, light carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
WillRunForBeer (2342) - Massachusetts, USA - FEB 14, 2016
12oz bottle shared by John. Pours dark brown with a beige head. Aroma is cocoa powder! Reminds me of making hot cocoa as a kid. With marshmallows too. Flavor is about the same, nice chocolate that’s not too sweet, not too bitter. Good mouthfeel too.

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