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Brewed by Samuel Smith
Style: Sweet Stout
Tadcaster, England

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RATINGS: 1092   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BiddleBrau (1154) - Fort Washington, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 24, 2015
Bottle. Dark brown with dense tan starting head. Chocolate is acute in the nose. Palate is very comfortable. Flavor is like a chocolate bar. This is one of the cleanest chocolate profile I’ve had. Chocolate does mellow but sweetness sticks around as palate gets accustomed to flavor. Just makes it better.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
torejh (81) - SWITZERLAND - SEP 23, 2015
Pours a dark brown beer with a small beige head. Sweet aroma of chocolate, roasted coffee and vanilla. Taste of chocolate, coffee, vanilla and sweet cherries. The finish is quite sweet. Pretty well balanced.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
martjoobolut (2924) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - SEP 17, 2015
0,355L bottle. Pours dark brown with light brown head. The head stays for some time. Aroma is sweet, malt, vanilla, cocoa. Flavor follows the nose. Finish is dry bitter. The cocoa feels slightly artificial, but the beer itself is really well balanced. Overall: good.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
blackradioboy (175) - SCOTLAND - SEP 13, 2015
UPDATED: SEP 20, 2015 Bottle from Edinburgh offy. All you can say is: chocolate, chocolate and more chocolate. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Skinnyviking (8661) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - SEP 8, 2015
Bottle at home. High fluffy long lasting light brown head. Very dark brown body. Sweet choccolate vanilla aroma. A bit thinbodied choccolate coffee vanila flavor with notes of nuts. Little hops bitterness. Low carbonation, long sweet finish.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Nische (1843) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - SEP 6, 2015
Bottle from Systembolaget. Jet black beer and dark beige head. Sweet aroma of chocolate, coffee and vanilla. Sweetish flavor with chocolate, vanilla, light coffee and a hint of cherry. Really on the sweet side but the chocolate and roasted flavors balances perfectly. Easy to drink and maybe some lack of depth, but the chocolatey yumminess easily weighs that up.

4.4
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 19/20
heman (603) - Tychy, POLAND - SEP 6, 2015
Nieprzejrzyście czarne z szybko znikającą pianą. Aromat to niezwykle intensywna słodka czekolada - budyń czekoladowy, belgijskie pralinki. W tle lekki nugat. Genialne. W smaku piwo nie jest przesłodzone, dominuje kawa z cukrem i ponownie słodka czekolada. Finisz to lekko zarysowana kawowa goryczka.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
danlo (2492) - Darlington, Durham, ENGLAND - SEP 5, 2015
550ml bottle from Blacker Hall farmshop, Wakefield. Pours black in colour with a reddish-brown tinge, a beige foam head and fruity chocolatey aroma with cocoa, vanilla. Flavour is sweet, chocolate, vanilla, fruity, with cocoa, roasted malt and earthy bitterness. Smooth mouthfeel, medium bodied, soft carbonation, dry roast bitter finish. Nicely drinkable.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BenOver (263) - SLOVENIA - SEP 4, 2015
Pours dark with massive head. Strong, veey sweet chocholate aroma. Some fruity notes can also be sensed. Taste is very sweet, with a strong, almost Kahlua like taste. Veey sweet and easy. What a stout. Excellent!

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
jerseyjohn71 (295) - corsicana, Texas, USA - AUG 30, 2015
caramel, chocolate, cereal, toast, dough, brown, black, clear, rocky head, frothy, medium sweetness, light body, medium body, oily feel, creamy, soft carbonation,


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