Brewed by Samuel Smith
Style: Sweet Stout
Tadcaster, England


on tap

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RATINGS: 1106   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 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 (2589) - 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 (2253) - 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 (1416) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sledutah (7063) - Utah, USA - MAY 17, 2015
550ml bottle picked up at the state store
Pours dark brown with a medium sized beige head, good lacing. Aroma of vanilla, sweet milk chocolate and toffee. Taste is chocolate, roasted malts, vanilla with a mild bitterness in the finish, dry
Good, a lot of sweet chocolate but the dry and bitter finish helped balance it out.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mauritsio (774) - FINLAND - MAY 15, 2015
550 ml bottle from Alko. Black with medium non lasting head. Chocolate. Sweet Milky chocolate. Too much chocolate.

-- rated with beerbasher/winphone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
TET (2675) - Kaarina, FINLAND - MAY 15, 2015
A very dark brown beer with a medium and beige head. A nose is strongly sweet and chocolate, cocoa, some vanilla, strong sweetness. Taste is also strongly sweet, milk chocolate, some esanse notes. Medium bodied, smooth carbonation. Too sweet and slightly esanse notes with the strong milk chocolate is just too much. Sweet dessert.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JanosX (54) - - MAY 12, 2015
Dark and well carbonated. Nice thick, creamy head. Sweet aroma, surprisingly light smelling. The taste is sweet and fresh. Very clear chocolate... Kind of chocolate bunny like. Well balanced and surprisingly bright flavour despite the chocolate and dark ness.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
fantti (942) - FINLAND - MAY 12, 2015
Pullo @ Alko. Kaatuu lasiin tummanruskeana ja "kirkkaana", vaahto on 2,5 sormen paksuista ja tasaiseen katoavaa. Tuoksua dominoi makea maitosuklaisuus, ja sen alta ei paljon muuta ole aistittavissa. Paahtunutta maltaisuutta ja maitomaisuutta on hiven tuoksussa mukana, mutta vain hieman. Maussa sama suklaisuus jatkuu, nyt kuitenkin paahteinen maltaisuus ja maitomaisuus on huomattavasti selvemmin havaittavissa. Hiven vanilijaa ja vaahtokarkkiakin on joukossa, lisäten imelyyttä. Suutuntuma on todella makea, jopa ällömakean puolella. Makeus kyllä tuo samalla täyteläisyyttä, mutta se on kuitenkin vähän liikaa. Todella makea ja suklaan dominoima stout, jossa nyanssit eivät pääse esiin kaiken makeuden alta. Sanomattakin varmaan selvää, ettei ollut hintansa (6,10 €) arvoinen.

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