Brewed by Samuel Smith
Style: Sweet Stout
Tadcaster, England


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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 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
chris__hartley (276) - Ontario, CANADA - FEB 12, 2014
It pours dark brown, almost opaque; the head is beige and foamy. The aroma has notes of: milk-powder, milk chocolate, and a slight nuttiness. The taste is medium sweet, with a light bitterness; there are notes of: milk chocolate, coffee, and a slight hint of anise. The palate is medium bodied, slick, has medium-light carbonation, and a long sticky finish. Overall, pretty good, this is a nice flavoured beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
FatPhil (9594) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - FEB 12, 2014
500ml bottle (Angleterre, Helsinki)
Sweet chocolate aroma, some coconut cosmetics too. Slick-ish palate. Finish is milky hot chocolate. Body is sweet, tons of choc, tons of coconut. HEdonistically, I like this even though it’s a bit trashy. It gets more and more coconutty as it warms. Damn it, I feel guilty liking this. Finish does have some real bitter hops. Gets more addictive the more you drink. It is basically electrodes on my pleasure-centres.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jksipa (416) - Newmarket, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 11, 2014
UPDATED: FEB 12, 2014 Deep brown pour. BIG chocolate nose. Excellent sweet chocolate with a nice background bitterness. Smooth creamy mouth.. Excellent.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
LoFi (1595) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - FEB 9, 2014
Sampled bottle at Porterfestivalen 2013. Very dark brown with a beige head. Aroma is chocolate mousse supreme. Taste: milk chocolate and lactose, toffee, licorice. Medium-bodied. Very nice dessert aroma, but the flavour is thinner and disappoints a bit.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
pinkie (470) - New York, USA - FEB 9, 2014
Pours the color of midnight with a faint ruby hue when held to the light. A fat head of mocha colored foam falls quickly but leaves some soapy lace until it finally recedes to a slight ring. Nose is decadent chocolate. Some vanilla smooths it out and there is a light coffee. There is not any alcohol on the nose. As the beer warms you get a sense of the different chocolate characters. Bittersweet, sweet, and a scent that is very much like homemade cocoa. There is something creamy in there like marshmallow. The taste is serene. Luscious, and smooth. The body is thin but it tastes rich. The malt is like chocolate cake and does not become bold with roast or bitter. It’s a subdued flavor. As it warms it develops a sweet caramel that offers a silken nutty flavor that is like ribbons of decadence under all that chocolate. Only at the very end in the finish do you notice any flavor from wood and just a faint little bitter. The mouthfeel has an indescribable softness. Well done

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
dmacdonald225 (9) - Wisconsin, USA - FEB 8, 2014 does not count
Strong chocolate and slight prune notes on the nose. Pours dark brown to black with a medium creamy colored head. Strong dark chocolate flavor throughout. Quick finish that doesn’t linger. Thick mouthfeel, slightly chewy. Good, but a bit chocolatey for my liking...

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Frothmeister (585) - Ontario, CANADA - FEB 8, 2014
550ml bottle. Pours a dark, dark chestnut brown with a head the colour of espresso foam. Aroma is HUGE on cocoa (Tootsie Rolls), with vanilla, Kahlua, caramel, and molasses candies. Smells AWESOME! The taste is sweet caramel/burnt sugar up front, with vanilla, cocoa, light hazelnut, and toffee-like notes that lead into the finish. A little sweet, but seriously delicious.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Tide (1877) - Espoo, FINLAND - FEB 7, 2014
Bottle at Rotterdam. Black color, white head. Bittersweet taste with chocolate, syrup, honey, vanilla and nuts. Bittersweet finish with chocolate, vanilla and syrup. Good stout, although the flavors are a bit artificial like.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
AR (1000) - Georgia, USA - FEB 7, 2014
Aroma of chocolate malt. Full bodied, with a strong chocolate flavor. Some cherry.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
radio_nowhere (912) - Maryland, USA - FEB 6, 2014
Bottle into English pint glass, super dark brown color with creamy dark tan head. Aroma of milk chocolate sweetness and a hint of vanilla. Taste adds notes of cocoa, very light coffee, mild roast and earthy hop bitterness. Medium body, low carbonation, creamy with slight bitter roast finish. Very tasty chocolate stout.

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