Brewed by Samuel Smith
Style: Sweet Stout
Tadcaster, England


on tap

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RATINGS: 1100   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mice (801) - FINLAND - JUL 31, 2016
Hyvin tummanruskea olut vaahtoaa reilusti ruskealla vaahdolla. Tuoksu vahvasti suklainen, kääntyen enemmän kuitenkin suklaakonvehtimaiseen hieman tekemällä tehdyn tuntuiseen suuntaan. Vahva tuoksu joka tapauksessa, ja siitä löytyy myös ripaus maitoa, vaniljaa, kookosta sekä minttua. Maussa suklaa edelleen läsnä, mutta ei niin vahvasti. Mukana myös makeaa maltaista karamellisuutta sekä maitoa ja ripaus vaniljaa. Todella makeaa tavaraa. Keskitäyteläinen suutuntuma. Aikamoisen makea jälkiruokapommi tämä on kokonaisuudessaan ja jopa itselleni siinä rajoilla, että meneekö jo yli.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
ehaak26 (84) - - JUL 23, 2016
Bottle into glass. Pours nearly black with a thin tan head. Aroma is chocolate with plenty of malt and a hint of hops. Taste is sweet with a long finish.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 18/20
Bjammin (23) - - JUL 22, 2016
Big chocolate aroma and taste. Milky notes with a smooth finish. Could use a little more bitterness but a nice stout. Rich dark colour and keeps a good head. Quite light in body but it’s all about the chocolate.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
daje (3999) - NORWAY - JUL 20, 2016
Bottle, may 6th 2016. Black body with a small beige head. Aroma is sweet chocolate, candy, vanilla, mild roasty. Taste is sweet too, quite strong milk chocolate notes, mild bitter, with a malty and fruity finish, lasting chocolate aftertaste. This beer is all about the choco it seems. Nothing wrong with that.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
samires (106) - POLAND - JUL 15, 2016
Dark brown colour with firm, beige and big head. Aroma is sweet coffee with lots of cocoa powder, chocolate, some chocolate cookies and brown sugar. In taste there is strong chocolate flavour, cocoa powder, reminds me of chocolate cookies literally, there is also hint of coffee with milk. Palate is smooth and creamy, low carbonation, medium body. I sense some metallic notes but it’s faint note so I’m unsure. Overall nice, BIG on chocolate and smooth, maybe little to... bland, could use some bitterness to counter the sweetness. Other than that very interesting

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fdomig (834) - München, GERMANY - JUL 14, 2016
550ml bottle at Dogann, Feldkirch. Aroma is chocolate, light coffee. Appearance is black with a brown-ish foam. Taste is sweet and light bitter. Light dryness. Very good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
dfearnley (1807) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 10, 2016
Bottle to taster Consummation: Hella cocoa, nuts, milk, light caramel like sweetness throughout Adjunct: Deep reddish brown with a dusty white head and lots of lacing; cocoa powder, blackberry, and milk; medium to full bodied and smooth as hell, it’s from a bottle, but I’d swear that this was nitro

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mike67 (1104) - , New Jersey, USA - JUL 8, 2016
550 ml bottle. Pours black with tall, long lasting, creamy, beige head and nice lacing. Aroma is of chocolate, cacao, graham crackers and brown sugar. Body is medium, creamy and smooth. Taste is similar to aroma. Finish is long and sweet. Good dessert brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Punkero (294) - FINLAND - JUL 3, 2016
Deep dark. Oh well, chocolate! Sweet coffee. Light carbonation. Dessert beer. Not too heavy. A week bit single-ended, but still nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
gurn13 (4) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JUN 25, 2016 does not count
Good chocolate flavor, though it tends more to more Yoo-Hoo than Ghirardelli.

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