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Brewed by Samuel Smith
Style: Sweet Stout
Tadcaster, England

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RATINGS: 694   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.67   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.


4.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
violetness (2) - - JAN 10, 2014 does not count
Amazing chocolate stout. True chocolate flavor on the paddle and in the finish...smooth and not overly carbonated... coffee undertones but at the same time not a dark chocolate taste. Milk chocolate comes to mind. Absolutely love this beer.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
PDesmond (3) - Colorado, USA - JAN 8, 2014 does not count
Bottle poured into a 16 oz Willa Becker glass, two fingers of medium lasting head A- Roasty stout malts, cocoa, hint of vanilla T-chocolate dominates but in great balance with the malt. Love the taste of this P- Great mouthfeel, viscous, silky, smooth O- Love this beer, especially in the winter months. Very satisfying for a low ABV beer

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
cattaneopapa (155) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 7, 2014
It pours a opaque dark brown with a light brownish and beige head. Aroma:Chocolate and chocolate Bailey’s with notes of Hungarian parlor candy. Taste: Roasted malt and cocoa leading to a smooth chocolate finish. Medium carbonation. Great lacing.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rederic (2911) - montréal, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 6, 2014
550ml bottle, dark brown color, with a thick fluffy beige head, with a good intense organic cocoa powder, chocolate, mild sweet organic cane sugar, faint strawberry candyish nose, with some chocolate praline, chocolate cake, vanilla, chocolate pie, light grainy chocolate, black, roasted, oat, toasted malt note in the aroma follows through on a medium-bodied palate with a sweet chocolatey, chocolate cake, cocoa powder, chocolate syrup, milk chocolate, chocolate chip cookie dough character, with some light chocolate, toasted, roasted, oat, black malt, vanilla, chocolate pie flavors, leading towards a sweet intense cocoa powder, chocolate praline, faint suger cane sweetness, subtle roasty bitterness finish.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
bunget (540) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 5, 2014
550ml bottle. Dark brown body, medium chocolate head with good retention and wonderful lacing. Aroma of condensed milk, vanilla milk chocolate, floral hops, a touch of woodsy notes. Taste with the same sweetness, condensed milk, milk chocolate, vanilla, roasted malt, caramel. A desert!

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gam (3219) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - JAN 5, 2014
Block beige head dark pour strong carbonation aromas milky vanilla roast chocolate sugar hint of liquorice and cocoa the flavours sweet milk roast touch a milkshake touch sweet stout liquorice sugary a cracking stout the finish best tastes mild roast sweet sugar dry cocoa really lovely sweet stout

3.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hangunder (223) - Ontario, CANADA - JAN 3, 2014
Smells great, lots of cocoa in the nose, sugary sweetness, roastyness, vanilla. A bit artificial but smells quite nice. Dark black, with brown long lasting head. Very sweet, upfront chocolate, roasted malt, sugar, finishes with a dark malt, milk and sweetness. A bit too sweet for my taste. Light bodied and average carbonation. An alright sweet stout with a great aroma.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
blankboy (6030) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 2, 2014
[Bottle (500ml)] Pours a murky amber-brown with an average size semi-lasting frothy beige head. Minimal lacing. Aroma of dark chocolate and malt first and foremost, followed by some oats, Maltesers, very light leafy hops and some lactic notes. Flavour of chocolate, almost a bit too chocolaty, along with caramel malt, some dark fruit and lactic notes -- kind of sweet. Medium bodied, almost creamy mouthfeel. Pretty good but not really for me.

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 I’ve 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 (10136) - Thisted, DENMARK - DEC 31, 2013
It’s 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 it’s strong vanilla notes - it probably would be nice with the right kind of desert, but otherwise a bit too overwhelming for my taste.


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