Brewed by Samuel Smith
Style: Sweet Stout
Tadcaster, England


on tap

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RATINGS: 1101   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.7/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
UXO (1498) - CANADA - MAY 29, 2015
Pours clear deep brown with a fat finger of beige head diminishing gradually to a thin cap, spotty lacing. (4/5) Nose is sweet milky chocolate, strawberry, mildly nutty. (7/10) Taste is moderate sweet, moderate bitter. (7/10) Medium body, low carbonation, creamy and bitter. (3/5) Fairly intensely chocolate, but without being excessively sweet. Though it is sweet. And there’s a berry note - kinda strawberry - that comes across as a bit artificial. (14/20)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
rosenbergh (10409) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAY 28, 2015
550 ml bottle. BB June/16. (Alko) Tampere, Finland.
Dark reddish brown colour. Chocolate, strawberry chocolate and sweetness in the aroma. You can smell chocolate from miles away. Dark malt, mild bitterness, dryness and dark chocolate in the flavour. Thin. Higher ABV could give this some body.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Brandman (2836) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAY 28, 2015
Black body, brown head. Aroma has chocolate, something that reminds me of sweet liquor, berries, milk chocolate after first zip. flavour is much darker. chocolate cake and coffee. But fizzy and watery at the same time. Too sweet for me.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Fin (9596) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - MAY 24, 2015
UPDATED: MAY 26, 2015 Bottle at The Angel, Rotherhithe/Bermondsey, London, Saturday 23rd May 2015 Almost mahogany in colour with off-white head, nutty in mouth, acres of chocolate, really full on smooth, some smooth milkiness, super beer. A7 A4 T7 P4 Ov14 3.6

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Atmatchett (9) - - MAY 23, 2015 does not count
Even though I typically prefer a Belgian white over dark beers, this one is surprisingly smooth going down. Flavor was very well rounded.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
jagad5 (89) - - MAY 21, 2015
Chocolate aftertaste makes this an excellent after dinner drink. Dark and bitter but smooth, too.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
AWISLguy (2535) - Wisconsin, USA - MAY 21, 2015
Bottle from Breeze Thru. Very dark brown pour. Little head. Nose is all cocoa nibs, with cocoa nibs back. The taste leads with cocoa, but caramel kicks in, and it actually drifts into fruity. Not super sweet; super cocoa-y with that bit of bitterness. 14.1

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fombe89 (2178) - Asturias, SPAIN - MAY 21, 2015
Botella. @Cabanón, Avilés 19/05/2015. Color negro opaco, espuma beige, sabor a chocolate, cuerpo denso. Una de las mejores cervezas con chocolate

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beerheart65 (1410) - Pori, FINLAND - MAY 19, 2015
Nice black stout with big light brown frothy head that is medium long. Lots and lots of milk chocolate, sweet, mild aroma, soft, brown sugar, cocoa, vanilla. Round and soft, mild carbonation, medium body, very slight bitterness, light roasted malt, long finish. One of those quite minimalist ones that does not shine with nuances but where things are done well anyway, good flavors and look, nice palate for this kind of beer. Good one!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sandog_au (39) - Gladstone, AUSTRALIA - MAY 17, 2015
This is a dessert beer. Pours a black opaque colour with a thin tan coloured head. Aroma is strong chocolate with a slight caramel malt. Flavour is sweet caramel into chocolate, slightly milky. Nice beer to finish the night on.

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