Brewed by Samuel Smith
Style: Sweet Stout
Tadcaster, England


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RATINGS: 823   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.69   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
allmyvinyl (4887) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 29, 2014
550ml bottle from the beerhive. Pours deep dark brown, thin beige head. Aromas of chocolate and little else. Cocoa powder. Maybe a little rum. Taste is all chocolate. Bit thin on the finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ericular (716) - Minnesota, USA - AUG 26, 2014
Pours a very dark brown with lasting beige head and decent lacing. Aroma is super chocolate, almost to the point of syrupy and artificial. It’s not bad, but there’s not much else to it. Taste is more of the same, with sugar and cocoa. It’s not a terrible drink, but it’s more of a chocolate drink than a beer. It needs more alcohol to add warmth and more of a bite to make this interesting.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
badpuppy69 (282) - orange, California, USA - AUG 26, 2014
Pours a dark brown. With. Nice tan head very creamy. Aroma is straight up malty chocolate. Taste follows. The aroma with a slight baleys. And creme note. Very good brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DocJitsu (1101) - Florida, USA - AUG 25, 2014
Pours a datk cola brown with a dark cola, long-lasting head. Pungent milk chocolate and hot cocoa mix aromas. Smooth mouthfeel. Taste approximates the nose. The only issue I have is that it tastes more like a cocoa drink than an ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
sic1314 (4043) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - AUG 24, 2014
Poured deep, dark reddish brown with a frothy beige head. Aroma of cocoa, toasted malt, candy sweetness. Medium body, flavour much as the aroma, quite sweet, light dark chocolate bitterness underlying.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Procent (235) - POLAND - AUG 22, 2014
W aromacie czekolada mleczna, wanilia, lekko palone, chmielowe i lekkie estry (jabłka). Kolor ciemnobrązowy, nieprzejrzysty, pod światło ciemnorubinowy Ładna, gęsta piana z ładnym lacingiem. W smaku także mleczna czekolada, więcej paloności, kawa a w tle także ciut estrów. Piwo słodkie, goryczka niska, pełnia średnia, nasycenie średnie. Brakuje ciała w tym piwie, Imperial Stout w tym typie byłby chyba idealny. Ale i tak bardzo dobrze złożone, aksamitne piwo! Warka do 07.2015.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
pkmd1 (23) - - AUG 21, 2014
Chocolate for sure. Cola colored with thin whitish head and for sure a strong chocolate liqueur taste that at first seems nice but later leaves you wanting for just a good porter minus the artificial type chocolate taste. Nice to try and maybe good as the Black in a Black and Tan.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Metalchopz (2489) - Cantley, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 21, 2014
Single brown bottle from the LCBO. The colour looks like cola, dark brown, with a nice frothy beige head that lasts long and gives out thick foamy lacing. Big candy nose with a mix of sugar and vanilla. Underneath are the chocolate notes. Wooo ! Way too sweet !! Body is not too heavy, but again, the candy over the cocoa. So sweet, it is hard to finish just one. Would cut down on the cane sugar and add more cocoa extract. Or maybe not the extract, but the powder.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jw0406 (849) - atlanta, Georgia, USA - AUG 18, 2014
12 oz bottle pours a black color with a tan head. Aromas of chocolate, coffee, dark roasted malt. Full bodied, rich and smooth

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Trev (1968) - Lakeville, Minnesota, USA - AUG 15, 2014
Dark brown/black pour. Aroma is chocolate, milk chocolate, roasted malt, light coffee. Sweet but not cloying Flavour. Light to medium bodied for a stout. Mix of chocolate syrup and dark roast malt. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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