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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.


3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
sudomorph (516) - Barrie, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 23, 2013
550ml bottle from LCBO. pours a very dark/black caramel with a few large bubbles for a head. Looks like a cask beer.Aroma is a big, sweet milk chocolate with a touch of roasted malts.Taste is on the sweeter side with notes of chocolate and a slight cangy sugar finish. Low-medium body with a low carbonation. Syrupy in the mouth with nearly no carbonation. Overall interesting. Sweeter than other chocolate stouts. Tasty but I think too sweet for me. The look and texture really reminds me of a cask beer. Very soft carbonation. Might try again.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
brystmar (1204) - Dallas, Texas, USA - NOV 22, 2013
Been forever since I had one of these. Dark brown body, tan lace swirls up top. Rich, unmistakeable milk chocolate aroma has depth to spare.

First reaction on my palate is that this is a bit fizzy. Lactose isnít subtle, and the chocolate is here but not as intense as the aroma would have you expect. Pretty sweet, nearly too sweet for my tastes (and certainly so for many drinkers).

Quite nice overall; not sure why I donít drink this more often.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Turboninja (87) - Tampere, FINLAND - NOV 21, 2013
Semi-strong and simple chocolate aroma. Dark brown color with light brown, semi-thick head. A bit artificial milk chocolate is very dominant on the taste and masks the beer flavors too much. Flavors of malts and toffee. Medium taste spectrum. Quite long aftertaste with a flavor of...chocolate. Palate is just too light for this stuff. Medium carbonation. Overall, here are all the good basics for the proper chocolate stout. Just a bit more beer and it would be a fine product.

2.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
probstblueribbon (2871) - Nepean, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 21, 2013
550 mL bottle from LCBO served cool in a tulip glass. Deep brown-black with a decent tan head. Lots of chocolate, mainly milk chocolate, a little butterscotch, toffee notes, a little fruity, pretty straight forward. Medium body, full, round effervescence. Tons of slightly artificial chocolate, sweet, toffee notes, too simple; sweet, almost cloying with not quite enough bitterness to balance and a kinda bay, sweet, artificial chocolate finish. No thanks.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Spab (2300) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 21, 2013
550 ml bottle from LCBO. Pours a dark brown with rubyish hints and fairly big light tan head with moderate retention. Aroma has pretty big, dry milk chocolate and light fruity notes. Flavour is full of milky chocolate with hints of fruit and toffee. Creamy-ish texture. Just the perfect amount of chocolate for my tastes - itís quite prominent but not sickly. Perhaps a bit one note, but if the noteís that good what else do you need.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
magsinva (876) - Virginia, USA - NOV 20, 2013
Bottle from App. Vintner - pours pitch with some milk chocolate head. Aroma is nice bittersweet sweetness. Nice!

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
sinfull (796) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - NOV 20, 2013
Dark brown color , nice brown head. Strong aroma of milk chocolate. Chocolate and coffee in taste. Decent and pleasant bitterness in taste . Long aftertaste of bitter dark chocolate. That was what i expected from chocolate stout. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerBaboon (1533) - FINLAND - NOV 20, 2013
Pours dark brown with beige head. Pretty beer. Strong aroma of chocolate, under that one can find roasted malt. Flavour is roasted, very sweet, chocolate. Full bodied.

4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
baalroo (5) - - NOV 19, 2013 does not count
This guys is exactly what I always expect from a chocolate stout, but never seem to get. Itís almost too much chocolate, almost... but itís not. The chocolate comes through in the aroma, the taste, the mouth feel, even the finish, but yet the stout is still sitting right there with it holding itís own.

3.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
DroolYeast (211) - Odder, DENMARK - NOV 15, 2013
UPDATED: JAN 31, 2014 50 cl bottle. Rich aroma of sweet coffee and chocolate. Sweet fruit and sweetness. Very brown to black. Thick light brown head. Lasting long. Very sweet! Coffee, dark chocolate. Some bitterness from hops. Little metallic on the lips. Not so smooth and filling in the mouth


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