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Brewed by Samuel Smith
Style: Sweet Stout
Tadcaster, England

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RATINGS: 823   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.69   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.


3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jookos (2915) - FINLAND - JAN 24, 2014
Bottle. Black. Sweet milk chocolate nose, ashy roasty. Bit on the lighter side, dry but soft, almost creamy. Milky sweetness, a bit dessertly. Nice.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sturmthis (702) - Ohio, USA - JAN 23, 2014
12oz bottle. Dark brown, almost black. Nice two finger head. A sweet chocolaty smell. Very sweet, but pleasant taste. Medium thickness.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
jokezter (1) - - JAN 21, 2014 does not count
chocolate, delicious, roasty, alcohol I just love this beer and think all should enjoy

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Derek881 (1026) - St. Petersburg, Florida, USA - JAN 21, 2014
Poured from the bottle into a pint glass to drink. The beer had a wet appearance with a deep brown-black color with a deep brown hue with a good-sized creamy tan head with average retention, but good cling and lacing. It had a roasty cocoa aroma with notes of chocolate and a grainy, earthy hops balance, along with some yeast and barley. The taste was mostly cocoa and sweet with some more typical chocolate tones, along with a light grainy bitterness. It had a wet and watery body with a medium-thick mouthfeel and a creamy feel with low to average carbonation.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Berard (382) - Salem, New Hampshire, USA - JAN 21, 2014
Bottle. Pours black with creme colored head that lingers. Smells of vanilla/banana with mind carbonation. Tastes of milk chocolate. Not overly sweet yet little coffee flavors. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
vami (331) - Poznan, POLAND - JAN 20, 2014
Very intensive chocolate aroma, bitter chocolate taste, intensive, cocoa powder notes. Creamy, crispy. Tastes a bit like hot chocolate mixed with beer. Really unique!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Bebum (386) - - JAN 19, 2014
UPDATED: FEB 18, 2014 Brown, copper undertones, tall, persistent head. Intense, rich chocolate nose. Medium body, silky texture, rich, made smoother while mousse lasts, low alcohol burn, very assertive flavor, short palate. Bitter, sharp, not quite dry, eell balanced. Flavor is overwhelmigly and deliciously chocolaty, with good coffee to boot. Delicious, rich without being cloying. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sammy (9143) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 18, 2014
LCBO score. Sugared bitter chocolate. I thought it would thicker. Drinkable but 500 ml is something to be shared.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mjs (4935) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JAN 17, 2014
(Bottle, 0.55 l - BBE Dec 14 , at William K Annankatu, 20140117) The beer poured black. Its head was small and lightly brown. Aroma had chocolate and burnt malts. Flavours were chocolate, sweetness, toasted malts and bitterness. Aftertaste had sweetness and bitterness. A very sweet and chocolate flavoured brew that was too excessive for me.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
VastActiv (3332) - Oulu, FINLAND - JAN 17, 2014
Bottle 0.5l at William K. Annankatu, Helsinki. BBE Dec14. Colour is dark brown with small white head. Aromas and flavours: Sweetness, massive chocolate and roasted malts. Quite one-dimensional but enjoyable.


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