Brewed by Samuel Smith
Style: Sweet Stout
Tadcaster, England


on tap

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RATINGS: 963   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
alethol (123) - NETHERLANDS - SEP 21, 2014
Pours very dark brown. Vanilla bomb. Both aroma and taste. Completely overpowered by vanilla. At first interesting, but the beer lost all atractiveness after a while. Not great.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Arcanor (86) - Quebec, CANADA - SEP 16, 2014
550ml bottle from LCBO. Pour dark reddish brown with a nice thick tan head. Chocolat, chocolat and chocolat with roasted chestnuts. Taste, more chocolat, sweet nuts and small note of coffee. Medium body, oily and creamy texture, low bitterness and long sweet finish. Very nice beer in its style.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
TripCampbell (13) - USA - SEP 13, 2014
Super chocolaty. Hints of vanilla. Made me want to throw a scoop of ice cream in it for dessert

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ttoadee (1082) - Austin, Texas, USA - SEP 12, 2014
Jet black pour, quick tan head. Nose is light espresso. Sweet. Middle is medium dark chocolate, hint coffee. Finish is sweet creme. Delicious.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
katrinaez (786) - norristown, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 8, 2014
UPDATED: APR 5, 2015 Nice chocolate flavor. Didn?t think sam smith would have something this good. Enjoyable. Bottle & tap

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Nicke80 (317) - SŲdertšlje, SWEDEN - SEP 5, 2014
50 cl bottle from private import. Pours dark brown/black with brown head. Cocoa and vanilla aroma with milk chocolate taste. Loads of vanilla and cocoa through out.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Rewo (59) - Katowice, POLAND - SEP 5, 2014
Deep dark brown body, with seemingly rocky tan head, which disappears after 10mins. Very strong aroma of cocoa and chocolate. Very strong cocoa sweetness dominates your tongue, some roast and aciditiy. Chocolate drink rather than actual stout. It seems really good when you try it, but gets really tiresome somewhere in half (550ml bottle), to the point when itís hardly drinkable., strongly recommend to split the bottle and serve as a dessert.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
gunnfryd (13345) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - SEP 1, 2014
Bottle. Dark red brown colour with a beige head. Aroma is chocolate, roasted malt. Flavour is sweet, chocolate, roasted malt, sugar. . Medium body. OK beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bahumat (139) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 31, 2014
Aroma: 7/10. Acrid, cocoa, malt, a hint of ash. Appearance: 5/5. Pours a cola brown-black with a lingering mocha head. Would score this 4/5 but awarding a bonus point for that label; itís really a beautiful label, the current photo just doesnít do it justice. Taste: 7/10. Yup, Chocolate! Overpoweringly sweet, like chocolate syrup, with a gentle balancing sourness and a richness to the cocoa finish that reminds me of a mug of hot chocolate. Palate: 4/5. Smooth, silky across the tongue and teeth, only a very gentle astringency. Overall: 15/20. Itís a good beer, but too sweet for me (and I donít think Iíve EVER said that about a stout before, wow!). Could definitely use more cocoa and less sweetness to the brew, but that aside, itís a lovely example of itís kind, and certainly better than any other chocolate stout Iíve had before.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
graham_murphy (485) - - AUG 30, 2014
On the back of other chocolate stouts (brooklyn, brewdog) Iíve got to say I was disappointed. Too sweet for me. And the taste of chocolate was very heavy and too dominant. Iíd perfer more subtlety.

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