Brewed by Samuel Smith
Style: Sweet Stout
Tadcaster, England


on tap

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RATINGS: 961   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 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
leebotton (344) - Bristol, Somerset, ENGLAND - OCT 28, 2014
UPDATED: MAR 27, 2015 Cask:
Where: king William ale house, Bristol
How: bottle
Blood alc: 70mg/100ml

Really chocolatey aroma with milk / cream. Flavour is hot chocolate with milk and sugar. Wow. The chocolate is perfectly merged with the beer and this experience is wondrous. One of the best beers I’ve ever had.

Little dusty aroma, like getting the christmas decorations out after they’ve been up in the loft for a year with an interesting chocolate undertone. Wow, flavour is smooth, silky milk chocolate. A little thinner and less complex than the draught version but still amazing and this could be to do with storage. You’ve not tried chocolate stout if you haven’t tried this.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
tillmac62 (511) - Gaffney, South Carolina, USA - OCT 28, 2014
Pours almost pitch black with an outstanding head, lacing and retention. Outstanding nose of very rich chocolate and notes of vanilla - like liquid chocolate malt balls. Almost medium bodied with a slightly slick and creamy texture. Normal carbonation with a bit of effervescence on the finish. The flavor profile is outstanding in intensity, very well balanced and reasonably complex. It’s begins with a liquid chocolate malt ball rush that is a nice blend of sweet and bitter dark chocolate with a slight vanilla note. The middle is slightly bitter, mostly of a dark bitter chocolate but also a touch of roast. The smooth finish slowly fades from sweet to bitter dark chocolate. This is the best example of a chocolate stout I’ve ever had.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
HourGlass13 (380) - North Carolina, USA - OCT 25, 2014
Pours a rich dark brownish black, with a frothy tan head. Aroma is Roasted malt, mocha, milk chocolate, and a hint of vanilla. The taste is mostly chocolate, and sweet, almost no bitterness. This beer is very creamy with low CO2, but way smooth on the finish. Great desert beer, or just drink it when you want a chocolate bar and a beer. Very tasty and decadent. Over the top beer, very good, easy to drink.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
mike_77 (4317) - Breda, NETHERLANDS - OCT 25, 2014
Dark brown with fluffy head. Unfortunately this beer is overly sweet and sugary. Lacking in bitterness and depth.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
MayumiH (498) - Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 24, 2014
550ml bottle. Creamy texture, strongly chocolaty. Rich and heavy. A bit too sweet for my liking.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
HeistAlmighty (1156) - Saint John, New Brunswick, CANADA - OCT 23, 2014
Bottle. If chocolate milk were a beer. Dark, rich, chocolatey and creamy. It's unbeerness is almost unnerving. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
vsmith5 (9) - Jenkintown, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 22, 2014 does not count
I wanted to love this beer. On opening and pouring, it looks and smells great. the first sip is great, but somehow the chocolate and beer aren’t blended quite right. It’s definitely worth a try, but I found it fell short of first impressions.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BartekGB (20) - - OCT 22, 2014
Piwo z butelki 550 ml. Zapach wspaniały, czekolada. Piana niestety mało trfała. Piwo słabo nasycone, niska goryczka. Ale ta czekolada... Ładny laceing . Przyjemnie pijalne.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
daleharshman (987) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 21, 2014
550 ml bottle purchased 18 months ago at Beverage Warehouse while on a business trip to Los Angeles ($3.99). Pours an actual pitch black with two fingers of creamy brown foam. AROMA of quite delicious chocolate (leaning toward milk chocolate or perhaps chocolate milk), creamy vanilla, mild roast, and some cafe mocha. FLAVOR of creamy cocoa, heavy Hershey’s chocolate milk, moderately roasted malts, nice vanilla, and roasted nuts. Nicely sweet but far from cloying. Soft and creamy mouthfeel. Full of flavor and aroma without being high in ABV. Wow, really surprised by and impressed with this one! (723, 919)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
spacecube (1483) - Leeds, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - OCT 19, 2014
550ml bottle, pours black with a creamy tan head. Delicious rich chocolate & cocoa in the nose, Rich velvety and creamy texture. Finish is short with a light sweet chocolate aftertaste. Carbonation soft.Lovely stuff.

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