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Brewed by Samuel Smith
Style: Sweet Stout
Tadcaster, England

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RATINGS: 626   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.


3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rob_D_UK (645) - Surrey, ENGLAND - APR 8, 2014
Where do I start? This was delicious. Poured dark. Smell was a lovely hot chocolate. The taste was almost as delicious and chocolatey.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Cory (239) - , California, USA - APR 7, 2014
Bottle. Chocolate but mostly tootsie roll aroma, tastes artificially sweet and almost exactly how it smells. Its actually surprising that’s it organic. It tastes totally artificial which detracts from the experience. Good but a little disappointing.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
BeardedRob (1) - Charleston, West Virginia, USA - APR 1, 2014 does not count
Pours a dark amber into black with a thin tan head. Gives off a chocolate/coffee mix smell after the beer has settled in the glass. First taste is of a mild coffee that finishes into a nice chocolate taste. It’s quite rich and it ends up being too much to down yourself. I recommend splitting into a couple of snifters and sharing it. Overall this is one for those non beer drinking coffee loving women.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jpkeskinen (156) - FINLAND - APR 1, 2014
Drank from a bottle at a bar. Very chocolaty, a bit too much actually. I recommend you share the bottle with someone.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
vlan1 (152) - Eastern Shore, Maryland, USA - MAR 31, 2014
Bottle poured into pint glass. Pours a dark clear brown with a big silky off white head. Aroma of milk chocolate. Tastes of sweet dense bread covered with a thick chocolate spread. A bit sweet but not terribly cloying.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MattiasA (617) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAR 26, 2014
Bottle at Sås & Krås. Heavy cacao aroma with vanilla, coffee and caramel. Sweet but not overpowering.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
N3lson1 (118) - Long Valley, New Jersey, USA - MAR 24, 2014
I love stouts, but not ones heavy on the chocolate flavor. This is a very chocolatey beer, I don’t know what Samuel Smith’s did, but this was a delicious beer. Pours black, with a thick chocolate brwon head.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ajnepple (1674) - Clear Creek, Colorado, USA - MAR 24, 2014
12 oz bottle from Hy-Vee Muscatine. Black appearance with a light brown head. Rich milk chocolate and cocoa aroma. Similar flavor, plenty of chocolate, but not overly sweet. Medium body, creamy and smooth. A bit one dimensional, but easy to drink, good for dessert.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
cfrancis (2156) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 22, 2014
Pours black with a small beige head. Aroma is loads of chocolate and dark malts. Taste is sweet chocolate, dry bitter finish with a small roasted aftertaste.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
thorongil2 (1078) - , Ontario, CANADA - MAR 22, 2014
(bottle) clear reddish amber with a medium tall brown head; aroma of chocolate, vanilla; balanced flavour, very nice


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