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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.


4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
foyle (314) - Wyoming, USA - JAN 14, 2015
Sampled from 18.7oz bottle in pint glass. Appearance: pours a very thick beige colored frothy head which falls very slowly. Moderate lacing left behind on glass. Nearly opaque dark reddish-brown. Aroma: chocolate to the max! Roasted chocolate malt, cocoa, with milk sweetness and a mild earthy hops in the background. Mouthfeel: Medium bodied and silky with a somewhat wet finish. Flavor: similar to the aroma, but the chocolate is not quite as overwhelming. There is a better balance of the milk sweetness and dry, earthy hops to accompany the chocolate and cocoa flavors. Overall: another extremely good offering from Samuel Smith.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
martinrumsam (562) - BARNSTAPLE, Devon, ENGLAND - JAN 11, 2015
Bottle. Dark brown with full tan head. Yeah chocolate malty aroma perhaps some vanilla. Sweet taste detectable chocolate with a nice balancing modest sharpness creamy mouthfeel medium carbonation decent

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beerathon (1536) - Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 10, 2015
Chocolate for miles. Sweet, vanilla, creamy, dark brown with thick head. Bit of a strained aftertaste.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
__Rb81 (345) - NETHERLANDS - JAN 10, 2015
Bottle at home. Pours dark with a small beige head. Sweet aroma of chocolate sirup, bit roasted, malts, caramel, vanilla. Taste is sweet, bit watery chocolate sirup, some roasted malts, hint of vanilla, light roasted long chocolate aftertaste. Bit too thin and sweet for me, but at least there is a lot of chocolate.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
shigadeyo (3246) - Harrison, Ohio, USA - JAN 8, 2015
Cocoa and vanilla in the aroma. Deep, dark cola brown color that looks opaque in the glass; dense, last one 2 - finger head of foam. The flavor is rich and deep. The chocolate malt and coca pair nocely, providing some roasted malt and sweet milk chocolate contrasts. There are hints of vanilla as well. The beer is slightly sweet, but just enough to accompany the chocolate. Medium body, very smooth and calm texture. Overall, this is a fantastic chocolate beer. I had high hopes from Samuel Smith and they definitely delivered. This is a really great beer!

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
dyetube (1313) - McKinney, Texas, USA - JAN 5, 2015
Bottle from Market Street. Pours black with a thin khaki head. The aromas are chocolate bark, cold coffee, nuts. The mouthfeel i creamy smooth and semi-sweet with a heavy body and good carbonation. One great beer! Cheers!

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
imdownthepub (11284) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - JAN 5, 2015
Bottled, 500ml from Morrison’s in Banbury. Black with off white head. There are chocolate notes in the aroma when pouring and a sweet, milky chocolate on the palate, reasonably silky and mouth filling. The sweetness becomes a little cloying with an artificial character. Boiled milk in the close. Interesting and reasonable.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ZacM612 (300) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - JAN 4, 2015
Black with tan head. Very sweet aroma, mostly chocolate. Incredibly smooth and creamy with a chocolatey finish. Pretty good.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
closey22 (1175) - Mt. Laurel, New Jersey, USA - JAN 4, 2015
Black with rimming tan head; aroma is sweet malty hint of chocolate; Flava is rich sweet chocolate and tangy hints; feels light to medium; finishes light moderately sweet notes of chocolate

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BierMeHoos (322) - Maryland, USA - JAN 3, 2015
Poured from a 12 oz bottle. A boozy chocolate organic stout, just as advertised. A clean, tasty beer, very highly rated. Thick and full, could be a dessert beer.


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