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Brewed by Samuel Smith
Style: Sweet Stout
Tadcaster, England

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RATINGS: 1100   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.


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bpar73 (954) - Bellaire, Michigan, USA - NOV 23, 2015
Bottle. Pour dark brown with a light tan head. Taste and aroma of dark roasted chocolate malt, cocoa, and lactose sweetness. Pleasant, enjoyable beer

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Dsphere (1) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - NOV 23, 2015 does not count
This beer is awesome. That is all I have to say. Ratings yadayadayadayada da dadadadada

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DSG (11600) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - NOV 15, 2015
Bottle sample at a tasting at Shibolet home-brewery. Thanks Josh. Dark brown with a tan head. Great huge chocolate aroma. Sweet flavor with chocolate, some malt. Medium-bodied. Flavor isn’t as great as the aroma, but still good.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
mario_giri (255) - SWITZERLAND - NOV 12, 2015
Kurze Review von Untappd: To sweet, to much chocolate and some smell and taste of vanillin. Kind of artifical... Not a stout for me.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
VamboladeTolly (1535) - Tartu, ESTONIA - NOV 12, 2015
Bottle. Pours dark brown with nice creamy brownish head. Aroma is full of milk chocolate, coffee, some sweetness,hay. Taste is slightly bitter with some sweetness, milk chocolate, whipped cream, malty, coffee bitterness. Medium body. Easy to drink. Nice beer.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
corby112 (2804) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 11, 2015
Pours a dark chestnut brown color that appears pitch black in the glass with only faint mahogany edges. Two finger, frothy beige head that has great retention, only slowly fading into a lasting cap/ring. Streaks of soapy lace left behind. Slightly roasted dark malt aroma with a strong, desert like chocolate presence bursting with cocoa, fudge and chocolate cake character. As it warms, the roast becomes more prominent with some toast and coffee bean but it still smells like pastry. There’s some hazelnut and toffee as well butbthe chocolate really stands out. Medium bodied with tight carbonation and a very nice balance of sweet and roasted malt notes. Strong lactose/creamy presence up front followed by fudge-y chocolate cake flavor, oatmeal, hazelnut and toffee. Not too sweet though with some roasted malt, burnt toast and espresso like flavor balancing things out. Very clean and easy to drink, excellently incorporating the chocolate without being overly sweet/gimmicky. Pretty damn good!

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
brownaler (547) - Alexandria, Virginia, USA - NOV 8, 2015
Sweet coca aroma with a sugary body with a smooth malt with a doughy yeast. Finish is slightly acidic.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
djoeye (3640) - Tromsø, NORWAY - NOV 8, 2015
Beige good hue, near black body with rosewood edge. Fine label. Coffee, roasted malts, loads of vanilla and milk chocolate to the nose. Tongue gets chocolate, toffee, dark malts, dark fruits, vanilla and finally a finish in chocolate n vanilla cream. On palate ok. Tasty brew. Sweet. [55cl brown bottle, abv5%, BB.aug2016. B@Systembolaget Umeå]

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
kajser27 (1362) - Zagreb, CROATIA - NOV 2, 2015
Black, black colored, strong pale tan creamy head with very nice lacing and mostly lasting. Aroma is of some caramel, strong chocolate and even more cocoa. Taste is medium+ sweet chocolate, bit sugar, cocoa nibs, dark chocolate with some cocoa bitterness. Medium+ bodied, soft carbonation, creamy. Better than excellent! (on tap, Earl of Lonsdale, London)

4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Daesposi (14) - Wheaton, Illinois, USA - NOV 1, 2015
Strongest most True Chocolate flavor in a Chocolate Stout that I have added. Taste Grrrreat! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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