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 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
ColovianTrader (464) - - MAR 13, 2015
An obvious classic. Rich, semisweet chocolate blends with oats and cereal grain. Cocoa powder finish. Notes of vanilla and almonds. Creamy feel.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
arnold931 (1263) - Iowa, USA - MAR 7, 2015
Bottle. Pours dark brown with mocha head. Nose is straight chocolate. Taste is chocolate syrup. Delicious.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
YigSvartka (296) - Manitoba, CANADA - MAR 6, 2015
UPDATED: MAR 12, 2015 Opaque black. Large frothy beige head with impressive retention. Immensely potent chocolate aroma that’s discernible from quite a distance. Malt, mild roast and caramel are present as well, but the chocolate is truly robust. Mid bodied and quite creamy. Despite the thus mentioned inviting characteristics, this is unfortunately far too sweet for my liking. The finish contains a futile amount of hop and all other flavours are suppressed by sweet chocolate. Hence, this one lacks complexity and balance in my opinion. If you truly enjoy particularly sweet chocolate though, this one is for you.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Stuu666 (10877) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 3, 2015
Bottle at home. Pours black, aroma and taste of very sweet chocolate, light roasted flavour.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
androman (1845) - Maarssen, NETHERLANDS - FEB 28, 2015
Shared bottle @ home from Nina’s Minimarket, Edinburgh. Body is clear nearly black, head is very small brownish mostly diminishing good lacing. Nose is sweet chocolate, aroma is milky chocolate, molasses. Heavy sweet. Long sweet chocolate finish. Full body, creamy and sticky texture, average carbonation. Not too easy dessert beer, way too sweet for me.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
rami_pl (2056) - Warszawa, POLAND - FEB 26, 2015
bultelka (pocieszna objetosc - 550ml), warka do Mar 16. Bardzo ladna, bardzo wysoka piana, opada bez duzego pospiechu do cienkiej warstewki, na szkle tylko troche zostaje. Samo piwo klarowne, ciemne - brazowe z czerwonymi akcentami, przeswituje dosc mocno glownie przy nalewaniu. Aromat bardzo intensywny, przy czym wcale nie czekolady, a kojarzacy sie raczej z granulowanym, rozpuszczalnym kakao. moze z jakims ciastem kakaowym? z tiramisu? Niby chemia, ale w sumie jakiegos skrzywienia sie nie budzi, wrecz przeciwnie. bardziej niepokojace jest to, ze w sumie przykrywa niemal wszystko inne, trzeba sie domyslac... palonosc? karmel? czekolada? wanilia? w smaku glownie slodycz, nie skontrowana niczym zabardzo. slady palonosci kwaskowatej. W ustach pozostaje dosc dlugi posmak kakaowy. Malo cialo (na szczescie, wiecej by stworzylo ulepek, zalepiajacy ulepek), niewysokie wysycenie. nie jest to jakies zle, wadliwe piwo. Tyle, ze zbyt jednostronne chyba jak dla mnie. Pewnie w butelce 0,33 mialoby wyzsza ocene, bo pod koniec zaczyna nudzic i meczyc

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 5/20
Hanoi (849) - Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - FEB 23, 2015
Bottle. Nose is dairy milk, vanilla, slight malt. Taste is milk chocolate, leading to milk, vanilla, some plum and a slight malt note, moutfeel is fine. It suffers the same fate as a lot of British chocolate beers, of replicating Cadbury?s milk chocolate flavours which is too simplistic a taste to be interesting . Sam Smith?s is a faded beauty. Edit. At the half way point it was drain pour. The sweetness and cheap chocolate taste was overpowering. Disgusting.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Quevillon (2928) - Boisbriand, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 22, 2015
From a three bottle gift pack from LCBO Hawkesbury (Ontario). Black, big head. Sweet chocolate aroma, light coffee notes. Light bitter chocolate taste, some fruity notes, semi sweet finish. For chocolate lovers!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jaghana (5523) - Strasbourg (Alsace), FRANCE - FEB 20, 2015
Bottle 55cl traded with Ollie many thanks. A dark beer with medium copper head. Nose is exceptional on chocolate and dark chocolate notes. Aroma is on the sweet caramel, chocolate, dark chocolate, medium creamy, medium bitterness, good complexity. Finish is on licorice and bitter chocolate, very pleasant, full bodied for 5°, excellent beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BrettTaylor (738) - Radford, Virginia, USA - FEB 19, 2015
It’s not fancy - the aroma is chocolate, but more milk chocolate not dark. It’s a touch sweet, but still this is a nice smooth drinking beer.

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