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Brewed by Samuel Smith
Style: Sweet Stout
Tadcaster, England

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RATINGS: 676   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.68   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.


4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
EllisGl (5) - No, Texas, USA - DEC 31, 2013 does not count
One of the best beers Iíve ever had. Tried it out of the bottle and in the glass. Will say, out of the bottle is the best. In a pint glass, the taste and smell went a bit metallic.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Maria (10130) - Thisted, DENMARK - DEC 31, 2013
Itís see-through brown-black with a creamy, golden brown head. The aroma has very strong notes of vanilla and chocolate/candy store, a bit overwhelming, I also find cocoa and chocolate. The sweet flavor has the same notes and a slightly bitter finish. As i initially said: Overwhelming in itís strong vanilla notes - it probably would be nice with the right kind of desert, but otherwise a bit too overwhelming for my taste.

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
HuskerTan (463) - Holdrege, Nebraska, USA - DEC 31, 2013
Bottle. A- Chocolate, milk, toast. A- Black body, dark liquid, tan frothy head. T- Balanced, milk, chocolate. P- Medium body, milky texture, average carbonation, chocolatey finish. O- This is beautifully done. When they say this basically tastes like chocolate milk, they arenít lying. You could drink this all day long. A Sweet Stout at itís very finest.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
jbuskirk (417) - Holdrege, Nebraska, USA - DEC 30, 2013
Creamy, ridiculously chocolatey, and sleek. This beer is delicious. Iíd like to say more, but frankly, I donít feel that I could do this stout justice. Itís in a separate class.

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
TBone (12474) - Pori, FINLAND - DEC 30, 2013
Bottle 500ml @Beer Hunters
Dark opaque brown color, good beige head. Strong essance chocolate aroma. Medium-bodied. Super sweet, essance chocolate/cocoa flavor. Awful. Couldnít finish the bottle. I canít understand score here.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
johndoughty (3886) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - DEC 28, 2013
Bottle. Black with a big head which took time to dissipate. Pleasant chocolate aroma upon opening.. Powerful chocolate dominated body. Sometimes beers made from non traditional ingredients donít come off. This one does-with a vengeance!

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DrBeerDC (1) - Alabama, USA - DEC 27, 2013 does not count
Pretty good tasting beer. I'm no expert when it comes to beers but this is a decent chocolate stout. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Garrat (1255) - Suffolk, ENGLAND - DEC 26, 2013
Bottle.Deep and dark with a small head,aroma of milk choc and vanilla,taste is chocasmic with malted milk,nutty,dry with a silky feel

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
TATE (285) - Lubec, Maine, USA - DEC 24, 2013
Bottle. Pours a deep ruby color with a thick tan head. Color is a little light for a stout. Big chocolate aroma up front more than in any beer I can remember. The chocolate flavor comes through in the flavor as well with a vert sweet finish with a touch of bitterness. The biggest drawback for me was the mouthfeel, very fizzy, I wish it was creamier but overall a nice stout.

3.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
stantheman (628) - British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 24, 2013
A 550 ml bottle from Liberty Wine Merchants on Commercial Drive in Vancouver. A very dark, almost black, slightly translucent brew with generous tan head. Sweet chocolate assaults the nose. Sweet and mellow chocolate and malts tickle the tongue. No hop detected. This beer is for chocolate lovers! This is about as close to liquid chocolate as a beer can be and still be called a beer. Myself, as much as I like chocolate, and like chocolate notes in a good stout, Iím looking for headier brew with more complexity. I much prefer Samuel Smiths Imperial Stout. Itís a great one.


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