Brewed by Samuel Smith
Style: Sweet Stout
Tadcaster, England


on tap

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RATINGS: 1001   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 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beerdedone (3112) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 30, 2014
Bottle. Pours jet black with a nice lacy tan head. Aroma of chocolate, vanilla and roasted malts. Flavor was quite sweet with milk chocolate, roasted malts, cocoa, vanilla and had a hint of coffee. creamy texture, medium body, soft carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mikedR (1561) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - SEP 28, 2014
Wow. Didn’t have high hopes for this one. But I was wrong. Aroma: chocolate. Taste: chocolate. This is not a beer to contemplate complexities, but an incredibly solid sweet stout that lives up to its billing, and particularly flavor in light of its low ABV.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
CelticBrew (912) - The Crystal Coast, North Carolina, USA - SEP 28, 2014
Pours a very dark, nearly opaque brown with a thick, long lasting tan head. Incredible head retention; it just will not go away! Very sweet, milk chocolate aroma. Smells a lot like chocolate milk. Aroma of chocolate, roasted, malt, coffee, and caramel. Flavour is sweet and malty up front, then strong chocolate/cocoa tones with hints of coffee, caramel, and nutty malts. Nice mildly bitter cocoa finish that lingers. Delicious.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
gsmitty80 (2128) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 25, 2014
Rich and creamy beer that is like a Guinness with chocolate. Not a huge alcohol beer like a brooklyn or other but enjoyable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SlovakSniper (4331) - Candiac, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 24, 2014
550 ml. Noire comme une nuit étoilée. Belle tête brune qui prend soin de son apparance. Ma foi, un nez tout en délicatesse, chocolaté, doux, légèrement rôti. Un goût qui en fait autant: équilibré et doux avec des notes rôties gentilles, du caramel, des noix, du chocolat et du café. Un corps véritablement bien fait, rond avec des bulles ajustées et une texture soyeuse. Une finale mi-amère ou mi-sucrée qui perdure. Stout chocolaté bien bon mais un peu artificiel.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
slowrunner77 (8373) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 22, 2014
"Instant decadent aroma of bakers chocolate, dark chocolate, cocoa, roasted malts and vanilla. Semisweet in flavor with a hint of bitterness. Loads of chocolate and cocoa in the flavor. Light palate prevents it from being cloying. An enjoyable, luxurious sessionable dessert beer. inconsistency has me dock this a point."

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ClutchMasterson (64) - Aiea, Hawaii, USA - SEP 21, 2014
Pours a deep dark black with a 1 finger brown white head. Aroma is a strong dark chocolate with notes of a sweet milk and slight coffee. Taste is a sweet chocolate in to dark chocolate with a smooth milk flavor all the way around. Mouth feel is a nice sweet semi sticky yet full body. Overall this is an excellent beer and honestly would make a great dessert beer.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
BiiruBierBeer (811) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - SEP 21, 2014
Smell is milk chocolate all the way. Taste is semi-sweet chocolate and cocoa. A bit roasty. Dark chocolate aftertaste (the good kind of bitter). Black coffee. Medium carbonation kind of like soda and dangerously smooth going down.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
alethol (128) - NETHERLANDS - SEP 21, 2014
Pours very dark brown. Vanilla bomb. Both aroma and taste. Completely overpowered by vanilla. At first interesting, but the beer lost all atractiveness after a while. Not great.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Arcanor (86) - Quebec, CANADA - SEP 16, 2014
550ml bottle from LCBO. Pour dark reddish brown with a nice thick tan head. Chocolat, chocolat and chocolat with roasted chestnuts. Taste, more chocolat, sweet nuts and small note of coffee. Medium body, oily and creamy texture, low bitterness and long sweet finish. Very nice beer in its style.

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