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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
GarrettB (1479) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 5, 2014
March 29th, 2013 - Head was an off white cream, but quickly dissipated. Coffee in the aroma, sure, but lots of raspberry too, so more of a raspberry mocha smell. Also, hazelnut and Nutella. Curious! Cherry cordials. Lots of sweet, and more acidic and punchy than a regular chocolate stout that drips with Nestlé syrup. Smells like an Easter basket. Very Bavarian, and what chocolate notes there are are definitely milk chocolate in nature, and maybe even white chocolate. Palate is on the flatter side, but not bad. Heavy beer, and sweet. Basically tastes as it smells. The aftertaste and jam-in-chocolate flavor is especially prevalent. Beginning taste is quite and then ramps up. Definitely a unique taste, though I think as a personal choice I still prefer the traditional 72 percent cocoa deep dark flavors.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
WVHouseofBeer (1026) - Florida, USA - NOV 3, 2014
Amazing aroma of chocolate, chocolate and more chocolate. I guess there were some more aromas of toffee and coffee. Flavors are more of the same but a little weaker than the aroma. Looks awesome but the body is a little thin. Overall a great stout, very enjoyable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
codfishh (201) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 2, 2014
Pours dark brown with a creamy tan head. Big chocolate smell with some light roast in the background. Big chocolate flavor with some light vanilla, starts out sweet but the roast and the hops cut through the sweetness on the finish. Medium body medium carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
cckevin (44) - Terre Haute, Indiana, USA - OCT 31, 2014
2014 frombottle. Dark pour, yellow creamy head with average lacing. Taste of extreme chocolate...to much for my taste.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
GG (2332) - NorCal, California, USA - OCT 31, 2014
550ml bottle - Leave it to the Brits, who created the stout ale, to make a chocolate stout that is so freakin’ yummy, so decadent that it makes most other chocolate stouts cry with envy. There is chocolate in every level of this beer, and if you told me the glass bottle is made of chocolate and the bottle cap was chocolate, it wouldn’t shock me. My only issue with the beer is the head formation was pretty weak, not a lot of density to it. But the waves of chocolate and the rich, decadent vanilla are superb in every facet of the beer.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
leebotton (406) - Bristol, Somerset, ENGLAND - OCT 28, 2014
UPDATED: MAR 27, 2015 Cask:
Where: king William ale house, Bristol
How: bottle
Blood alc: 70mg/100ml

Really chocolatey aroma with milk / cream. Flavour is hot chocolate with milk and sugar. Wow. The chocolate is perfectly merged with the beer and this experience is wondrous. One of the best beers I’ve ever had.

Little dusty aroma, like getting the christmas decorations out after they’ve been up in the loft for a year with an interesting chocolate undertone. Wow, flavour is smooth, silky milk chocolate. A little thinner and less complex than the draught version but still amazing and this could be to do with storage. You’ve not tried chocolate stout if you haven’t tried this.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
tillmac62 (685) - Gaffney, South Carolina, USA - OCT 28, 2014
Pours almost pitch black with an outstanding head, lacing and retention. Outstanding nose of very rich chocolate and notes of vanilla - like liquid chocolate malt balls. Almost medium bodied with a slightly slick and creamy texture. Normal carbonation with a bit of effervescence on the finish. The flavor profile is outstanding in intensity, very well balanced and reasonably complex. It’s begins with a liquid chocolate malt ball rush that is a nice blend of sweet and bitter dark chocolate with a slight vanilla note. The middle is slightly bitter, mostly of a dark bitter chocolate but also a touch of roast. The smooth finish slowly fades from sweet to bitter dark chocolate. This is the best example of a chocolate stout I’ve ever had.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
HourGlass13 (626) - North Carolina, USA - OCT 25, 2014
Pours a rich dark brownish black, with a frothy tan head. Aroma is Roasted malt, mocha, milk chocolate, and a hint of vanilla. The taste is mostly chocolate, and sweet, almost no bitterness. This beer is very creamy with low CO2, but way smooth on the finish. Great desert beer, or just drink it when you want a chocolate bar and a beer. Very tasty and decadent. Over the top beer, very good, easy to drink.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
mike_77 (5570) - Breda, NETHERLANDS - OCT 25, 2014
Dark brown with fluffy head. Unfortunately this beer is overly sweet and sugary. Lacking in bitterness and depth.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
MayumiH (984) - Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 24, 2014
550ml bottle. Creamy texture, strongly chocolaty. Rich and heavy. A bit too sweet for my liking.

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