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Brewed by Samuel Smith
Style: Sweet Stout
Tadcaster, England

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RATINGS: 729   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.68   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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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.


4.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
wmatyi (10) - Illinois, USA - APR 23, 2014
One of the best chocolate beers Iíve ever had, pours a great head, really smooth, lower % of alcohol makes it very drinkable.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
miscyn57 (3) - Gulf Shores, Alabama, USA - APR 21, 2014 does not count
Most delicious, chocolate and very well balanced. Great malty taste! Fabulous dessert beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
stoutgap (29) - Indiana, USA - APR 20, 2014
550 ml into shaker glass, large creamy light brown head that quickly diminished, dark brown in color. Big chocolate nose with light malt and hops.Thin and slick with medium body,average carbonation with a lasting bitter finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ianwelby (497) - SCOTLAND - APR 20, 2014
Dark beer with a very strong chocolate aroma. The initial flavour is quite fruity and then the chocolate kicks in property. Thereís a slightly sour tang to the fruit and I was a bit surprised it didnít have a little more body to it but itís a nice, fresh-tasting stout.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
dls13dls (58) - Royse City, Texas, USA - APR 19, 2014
Pours very dark with the thick rich creamy head. Nice lacing. Taste of chocolate and coffee but it is a little light on the stout end. The aroma and Taste area very sweet.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Mrnoluv (166) - long beach, California, USA - APR 18, 2014
You can smell chocolate, but itís just not as strong as I would like it. To me this beer is like taking your favorite stout and pouring a cup of water to it. Nowhere near Speedway or Founders Breakfast Stout.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
yngwie (13820) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - APR 18, 2014
Bottle. A dark reddish brown beer topped by a small, dense, beige head. The aroma is dominated by chocolate, with a fruity sweetish--ness. Chocolate, sweetness, white sugar, hints of coffee and quite a lot of fruityness, with some vanilla sugar in the back. Medium body, almost thin, with a decent carbonation. Way to sugary this one, but at least thereís chocolate going on. 140418

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Meilby (7897) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - APR 18, 2014
Bottle 550ml @ yngwie
Pours dark reddish brown with a off-white head. Aroma has notes of roasted malt, cocoa and milk chocolate. Taste is heavy sweet and light bitter with a very sweet chocolate finish.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Geokkjer (5887) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - APR 18, 2014
Bottle. Pours dark brown with a beige head. Aroma of chocolate, caramel, cocoa, malt and fruitiness. Flavor is sweet chocolate and vanilla with some fruitiness, brown sugar and sweet red berries. Medium body, average carbonation.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
holdan (260) - USA - APR 16, 2014
Dark with nice creama. Aroma powerful chocolate. Taste sweet powerful chocolate, roasted malt. Full bode, thich, low carb. Finish with long chocolate notes.


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