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Brewed by Samuel Smith
Style: Sweet Stout
Tadcaster, England

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RATINGS: 674   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.


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
callmemickey (2529) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 7, 2013
Deep brown body, medium to light tan head, spotty lacing. Milk chocolate, light fruitiness. Medium bodied, smooth carbonation, lightly sweet finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
EricTeusink (678) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - SEP 6, 2013
Chocolate overload. While I donít necessarily have a problem with beers who add chocolate directly to the brew, I have less respect for them than those who achieve it through their roasted malts. Pours nearly black with excellent dark tan head. Scent is pungent and overpowering aroma of chocolate. Flavor is sweet with the bite of bakerís chocolate. A touch thin for style. Good beer. My mom would love it. Not my style. Bottle - Ale Yeah! - Decatur, GA

2.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
floris87 (35) - Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - SEP 1, 2013
Chocolate stout sounds promising, and the look and smell is good, but the taste was just terrible. I felt I wasnít drinking a stout but very bad chocolate milk with too much vanilla. Iím surprised itís rated this highly.

3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Jasond612 (260) - Phila, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 1, 2013
8/31/13 $3.99 bottle from RW. Black with a dirty white head. Aroma smells exactly like the powder you add to milk for choc milk. Flavor is just as sweet too much for my liking. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
RumRunner101 (745) - Alberta, CANADA - AUG 30, 2013
Near black pour with a noticeable red tinge and a tan head. Aroma is milky, sweet chocolate with roasted malts. Flavour is the same. Really smooth with the bitterness coming in on the finish to balance the sweetness. Quite tasty.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Camons (5630) - Hasselager, DENMARK - AUG 29, 2013
Bottle @ DōE meeting. Pours black with a small light brown head. Aroma of roasted malt, sweet milk chocolate, coconuts(?) Flavor is malts, loads of chocolate, dark fruits, light riasisn and plums. Medium body, soft carbonation. 280813

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Valgreen (639) - DENMARK - AUG 28, 2013
Bottle @ dÝe sommer fest. Dark brown, small tan head that disappear fast, some lacing. Aroma, lots of chocolate, maybe some roasted notes. Taste, again lots of chocolate and then some, some bitterness, malty, . Bitter aftertaste. Medium carbonation. The chocolate taste slightly artificial.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bax (1099) - Hasselager, Aarhus, DENMARK - AUG 28, 2013
(bottle 28 /08-2013) low beige head, dark almost black color, sweet chocolate aroma, soft co2, sweet chocolate taste. BB date jul 2014.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BlackHaddock (3488) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - AUG 26, 2013
550ml bottle: BBD Nov 2013. Poured on 26 Aug 2013 at home into an Abbot Ale glass tankard. Lovely dark brew: on top a huge tanned crown of foam. Chocolatey and stouty! Really nice, I like chocolate and I like stouts. Rich, at times creamy, wholesome and sweet: a very, very good beer. Havenít checked my scores, but this is the best beer Iíve had from Sam Smithís so far.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
mattwilliams81 (33) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - AUG 24, 2013
Chocolate, chocolate, more chocolate. Sweet like hot cocoa, not bitter/roasty. Very dark brown, light tan head. Has a little creaminess to it, but body is pretty thin.


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