Brewed by Samuel Smith
Style: Sweet Stout
Tadcaster, England


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RATINGS: 626   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.67   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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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 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ThisWangsChung (747) - Leonardtown, Maryland, USA - JUN 30, 2013
550ml bottle into a pint glass. A: Pours a very dark ruby color that isn’t perfectly opaque. The head forms about a three finger (via aggressive pour) mocha shade. It’s creamy texture and strong retention are fairly impressive. The center of the head seems to collapse faster than the edges of the glass. S: Big dark chocolate notes abound. Touches of hard water also about, but this one is all about the chocolate, for better or worse. Make that better - I really like a good chocolate stout when it’s done right. T: The chocolate character takes on two different qualities: a dark chocolate note and a lesser cocoa powder undercurrent. Touches of roasted barley, minerals, and even a bit of hops help balance out all that chocolate on the finish. A ridiculously sweet brew, but I don’t mind given how great the chocolate character is. M: It’s a bit drier than you’d expect from a dessert-forward beer - luckily it simply causes it not to cloy (so) badly after consumption. Still, it *is* sweet as fuck, so bring your sweet tooth. O: This is what Young’s Double Chocolate Stout should have been: a dessert beer with lots of chocolate yet just enough depth to keep it interesting. Did I say dessert beer? Yeah, because that’s exactly what is - luckily it’s so good I don’t mind drinking this one before dinner.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Westmeister (1534) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUN 29, 2013
Bottle. Pours a dark black with massive tan head that leaves spotty lace. Smell is milk chocolate, toffee, vanilla. Taste is sweet milk chocolate, lactose, sweet vanilla, cocoa. It’s very very sweet and while it grows just a bit too much for me in the end. Feels like the vanilla that I detect is added by a dropper at time of bottling. Not bad at all just too much to finish on my own.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
caesar (4716) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - JUN 29, 2013
Bottled @ Drie Dorstige Herten. Dark brown color, short head. Aroma of chocolat, coconut, hint of roast. Very sweet coconut and chocolat, a bit artificial actually. Very sweet in taste, too sweet. First sips are ok, but I’m glad I dont have to drink a whole bottle by myself.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
icehawk (834) - Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, USA - JUN 28, 2013
Chocolate aroma. Opaque pour with creamy white head. Medium body, with very smooth mouthfeel. Nice chocolate finish. Very good and drinkable too.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
TheJvd (681) - NETHERLANDS - JUN 28, 2013
RBESG ’13. Bottle at de Drie Dorstige Herten. Pours clear dark brown with a medium off-white head. Aroma is lots of milk chocolate with some vanilla as well. Taste is very sweet with milk chocolate some cacoa with a soft bitter finish. Medium body and soft carbo, quite a smooth texture. Quite a nice beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Borresteijn (4407) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - JUN 28, 2013
50cl Bottle at Drie Dorstige Herten, RBESG ’13. Black colour, big beige head. Aroma of coconut, cocoa, vanilla, almost like a liquid Bounty. Flavour is sweet, chocolate, cocoa, cocos, fudge, light bitter cocoa finish. Light to medium-bodied. Quite tasty for a 5% beer. Nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
bierkoning (9829) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - JUN 28, 2013
Sample from bottle. Black and opague. Cocoa and chocolate in the aroma. Malty sweet flavor with cacao and chocolate milk. Thinnish. Tasty, yet onedimensional.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
thewolf (10783) - Kolding, DENMARK - JUN 27, 2013
Bottle, bought @ Vinspecialisten, Kolding Storcenter.
Pours deep brown with a large, creamy, light-beige head. Aroma has cocoa, milky, light roasted. Low carbonation, fine dry and light creamy mouthfeel. Flavour is mild, sweet chocolate, fairly roasted. Good lingering malty dryness.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 5/20
Benzai (6432) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - JUN 27, 2013
UPDATED: JUL 18, 2013 Bottle @ RBESG pre-event at De drie dorstige herten, Utrecht. Opaque pitch black color, small beige head. Aroma of the gruesome "hopjesvla". I hate it. Tastes like it as well with sone sweetness and vanillla. Yuk yuk yuk. Not my thing at all!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rlgk (9492) - Göteborg/Jönköping, SWEDEN - JUN 27, 2013
RBESG 2013. Draught at Drie Torstige Herten. Black beer with a rich beige head. Chocolate and vanilla aroma, milky, licorice, caramel, toffee. Chocolate flavor, roasted, hay notes, milky, vanilla, creamy. Very much on the sweet side. Chocolate finish with vanilla and cream.

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