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Brewed by Samuel Smith
Style: Sweet Stout
Tadcaster, England

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Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 1060   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.7/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Listigovers (744) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 7, 2015
Smells like banana bread and chocolate covered nuts. Pours black with tan head. Taste is very chocolatey, bitter cocoa, some nuttiness. Body is not as heavy as might be expected. It’s okay, desserty.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
StevieT (1374) - AUSTRALIA - DEC 7, 2015
From a bottle. Oh my God! This is my beer fantasy, smells amazing, so smooth, one of my all time favourites.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Obfuscate (438) - Minneapolis, - DEC 6, 2015
UPDATED: DEC 7, 2015 Smells of chocolate cola. Sweet cocoa, cream, slight spiciness. An OK desert beer sipper.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sebwaw (62) - POLAND - DEC 6, 2015
Bottled, pours dark with clear copper/brown/caramel highlights and thick , beige head, rather poor retention. Aroma resembles milk chocolate, some vanilla, fudge and those werthers original candies. Its really nice, but maybe too sweet. Some dark malts would be nice perhaps. In taste its all about caramel and sweetness, some very mild bitterness is also present. Well, on the one hand its a very interesting beer, but on the other I would probably throw up of too much sweetnees if I was eating a cake at the same time. Anyway, definitely worth trying.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
anders37 (21888) - Malmö, SWEDEN - DEC 6, 2015
Bottle. Pours a dark brown black color with a small tan head. Has a roasted malty chocolate aroma. Sweetish roasted malty chocolate flavor. Has a roasted malty sweetish chocolate finish.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Wileecoyote (34) - - DEC 3, 2015
By far the best beer I’ve ever had, smooth yet full bodied, warm and flavorful yet not too strong or sweet, awesome!

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
CpyNPrnT (601) - Indiana, USA - DEC 1, 2015
Aroma of chocolate, taste is more chocolate, palate is a bit off puting, mild alcohol.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
badhack (486) - San Francisco, California, USA - NOV 30, 2015
Dark, dark brown, thick head. Chocolate, milk chocolate, roasted malt, lightly hopped. Sweet and sugary.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
sawbuck (594) - Round Lake, Illinois, USA - NOV 27, 2015
Nice aroma of sweet chocolate, cocoa, and fudge. Ebony color with s dense tan head that fades slowly. Sweet up front, almost too sweet. Milk chocolate, and cocoa. Definitely a dessert beer. Bitterness cuts in but does not balance sweetness. Nice echo however after a few minutes...some coffee there. Slightly slick mouth feel, some chewiness from oatmeal. O.k.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Milter (681) - Nyborg, DENMARK - NOV 25, 2015
En positiv overraskelse. Behagelig chokoladesmag. Tilpas med sødme. Meget frisk smag.


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