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Brewed by Samuel Smith
Style: Sweet Stout
Tadcaster, England

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RATINGS: 900   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.7   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.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Blade86 (888) - Wrocław, POLAND - JAN 26, 2015
strong chocolate and milky aroma, some vanilla, black with dark brown reflexes, low bitterness, moderately high sweetness ; medium body, rather thin and very smooth feel, soft carbonation, long sweet and also little bit dry finish; Overall: very good beer, little to sweet for me but nevertheless well made, incredible aroma

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
falco242 (324) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JAN 24, 2015
Wow. This is seriously the perfect dessert beer. Rich, chocolaty, roasted and sweet...itís just fantastic. Like a melted chocolate bar of goodness.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
KoNrRiI (719) - Ňrhus, DENMARK - JAN 22, 2015
0.55 bottle. Very dark brown color and a large, thick, brownish head though it leaves no lacing. Very strong and nice aroma of cocoa, some sugar, vanilla, and delicate coffee. Taste is also very sweet and also mostly composed of cocoa, vanilla, sugar, and doughnuts with glazing. Medium body, slick texture, and soft carbonation. Finish is long, very resemblant of small, cocoa treats usually served with coffee. Overall a great beer, worth checking out.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Countbeer (5240) - Best of E-Town mit 2 Brauhausen, NETHERLANDS - JAN 22, 2015
Bottle (50cl): Thanks GlasgowTAD: Served at 13 degrees Celsius in a Shaker: Medium sized creamy head on top of a deep dark brown colored beer. Aromas of chocolate, milk chocolate, chocolate malts, some sweet cacoa... Flavours of chocolate, sweet chocolate, hops, light bitter, some malts and light toast. Aftertaste is a mix of bitters, chocolate, malts and some herbs. Low carbo, light creamy mouthfeel and a good medium body. Good chocolate stout!

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
AnokaBrewer (81) - Anoka, Minnesota, USA - JAN 21, 2015
I liked this even better than the Oatmeal Stout. Chocolate aroma, dark brown, almost black in color with some red tones. White head, but not as much as thee Oatmeal Stout. Chocolate flavor in the taste and long into the finish. Not sweet, well balanced.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
OpticalCandle (3) - Texas, USA - JAN 17, 2015 does not count
Aroma: milk chocolate primarily, a hint of vanilla. Appearance: almost opaque reddish black, not much light getting through. Some tan head, but dissipates quickly. Taste: mostly sweetness, although thereís a gentle bitter finish that comes out after a few sips. Palate: medium-full body with just light carbonation, nice creamy texture. Overall, this is one of my favorite chocolate stouts. Always available, reasonably priced (although getting more expensive with time), itís an easy go-to.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
whitehotg8 (81) - Illinois, USA - JAN 17, 2015
I have to admit, sweet stouts usually are not my first choice, but this beer is honestly very well done. Aroma of guess what? CHOCOLATE. Taste of... CHOCOLATE. I canít really believe this is beer, almost. If youíre a fan of anything chocolate you need to try this beer.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Sarlacc83 (1328) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JAN 16, 2015
Bottle from the gift box. A: Almost pure black with a inch thick creme color head. N: Big chocolate, char, coffee, vanilla, some minerality and iron, leafiness and earthiness. T: Bitter and sweet. M: Medium body, fizzy carbonation, no alcohol. O: Big chocolate stout. Some nice char elements, though the artesian effects do get to me in the nose. Like this as a sweet stout otherwise.

3.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ManVsBeer (5640) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JAN 16, 2015
Bottle from Nissa, Hebden Bridge. Extremely dark brown with a small creamy off-white head. Has a full, dry chocolate nose. Itís slightly less stated in this respect in its taste, but thereís still plenty of a chocolate notes here too.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
WABeerFiend (320) - - JAN 16, 2015
Poured from a bottle into a tumbler on 01.01.14. A: Motor oil. 1 finger head. S: Chocolate. Sweet smelling. T: Chocolate, cocoa powder. Has a slight bitterness for balance. M: Creamy. O: Itís a bit more bitter than I like, but itís very good.


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