Brewed by Samuel Smith
Style: Sweet Stout
Tadcaster, England


on tap

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RATINGS: 1105   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.7/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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.

   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!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
brownaler (552) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
djoeye (3800) - 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]

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
kajser27 (1404) - 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)

   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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
ration (2138) - Tampere, FINLAND - NOV 1, 2015
Bottle at home. Pours black with a nice head. Aroma chocolate, malts. Nice sweet chocolatey taste. Not Bad.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
BlackBeerPG (362) - Darien, Illinois, USA - NOV 1, 2015
Taste: Smooth, silky, chocolate, vanilla, toffee and complex malts. Dark brown in color and mostly opaque. Love the aroma of fudge/chocolate. Medium not quite full body. Tall cake of foamy head and some sticky lace.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dorkenstein (432) - - OCT 31, 2015
Hershey’s milk chocolate aromas. Taste is creamy Hershey’s milk chocolate and a little bitter bite in the finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
agent_persik (674) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - OCT 30, 2015
Black color, medium lightly brown head. Aroma of milk chocolate, cocoa, roasted malt, biscuit, light hops. Sweet, lightly dry and bitter taste. Medium body and soft carbonation. Nice sweet stout, good dessert beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Gurthnar (5018) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - OCT 30, 2015
Bottle at Senor Lupulo. Very dark colour, nice smooth beige head. The cocoa is all over the place, but not overwhelming. Instead nicely incorporated into the rest of softly yet intensely roasty chocolatey base stout. Full bodied and rather sweet. Very good.

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