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Brewed by Samuel Smith
Style: Sweet Stout
Tadcaster, England

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RATINGS: 1060   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.7/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
RobBestwick (785) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 19, 2016
Sweet chocolate and vanilla aroma. Dark black in colour with a good sized yellowish head. Sweet chocolate flavour with notes of vanilla and lightly roasted coffee. Full bodied with a long and sweet finish. Enjoyable.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ILduce (246) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 18, 2016
500ml LCBO: black, almost opaque Porter with a deep reddish hue. Tan head with nice lace. Medium carbonation. Nose is sweet biscuits, chocolate, and espresso. Taste is bold. Very sweet flavours of coffee cake, cocoa, and a little licorice. Medium, Creamy body with a slick mouthfeel and a nice bitterness in the end. Still a bit too sweet for me though.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
KarlPopper (50) - Krakow, POLAND - MAR 17, 2016
piękna brązwo-berzowa piana niestety dosyć szybko opada) czerń, pod światło ciemna brunatność aromat powalający, gorącza czekolada ze słodką waniliową bitą śmietaną, po mocnym wwąchaniu aroma czekolady może się wydać nie do końca naturalny (może lepiej byłoby gdyby to nie był ekstrakt a laski kakaowca ale w każdym razie tak czy siak aromat powala w smaku mooocna słodycz, ale jednocześnie jest trochę goryczki, stoutowe nuty no i mocna kakaowość, coś jakby kakaowa bita śmietana itp bardzo pijalne i pozostawia bardzo przyjemny kakaowy ale niekoniecznie totalnie słodki posmak butelka i etykieta powalają, z daleka widać, że to piwo to coś wielkiego, piękna czcionka stylizowana na sarą, ziarna kakaowca, fajna opowiastka o browarze Tadcaster w North Yorkshire.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jsporrer (454) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 17, 2016
Poured from a bottle. Pours a dark brown with a huge tan head and plenty of lacing. Aroma of rich sweet chocolate. Light carbonation and medium body. Taste is loaded with milk chocolate and cocoa and is rich, creamy, and smooth. Its like drinking melted Rocky Road ice cream. Enjoyable but a tad too sweet to drink often.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
migwell (271) - Northampton, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 17, 2016
I’m not knocked out by this one. Sort of like a thin bodied porter with cocoa powder in it. It does pour well, into the SS nonic which was included in a box with three 550ml sample brews. Aroma of sweet chocolate is quite evident. Big beige head that dissipates to a film. So far, so good on aroma and appearance. Next the disappointments. The taste is sort of a watery Swiss Miss with some hops in it, the body is quite thin for a stout, and this brew lacks any complexity. Yet another primo choice for those who actually don’t like beer and ale. Bland.

2.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Geiserich (4047) - Linz, AUSTRIA - MAR 16, 2016
Bottle from Biertempel, Linz: Aroma is sweet, intensive milk chocolate note, vanilla, cacao powder. Black color, creamy brown head. Flavor is sweet, intensive milk chocolate notes, cacao, roastiness. Ends roasty with roast bitterness and some cacao powder dryness. Much to sweet for me and chocolate note is also much too intensive.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
donandres (276) - , Washington, USA - MAR 14, 2016
355 mL (12 fluid once) bottle to wine glass Appearance: Dark/ black with deep dark brown in edges of glass, brown head, minimal lacing Aroma: very good Taste: Strong chocolate taste Mouth feel: very good Overall: very creamy Drank March 13, 2016

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Poobah (359) - New Orleans, Louisiana, USA - MAR 10, 2016
Poured dark brown with a thick, tan head and a milk chocolate, coffee nose. Smooth and malty with a medium mouthfeel, and finishes long and dry with sweet dark chocolate, root beer, and coffee.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Cimbasso (641) - - MAR 8, 2016
Sampled from a bottle. Very dark brown with a tan head. The taste is of brown sugar milk chocolate and vanilla. A little too sweet for me with little bitterness, but very creamy mouthfeel.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Vighals (2714) - Sørumsand, NORWAY - MAR 6, 2016
Svart med lavt beige skum. Lukter Bristol cream likør, kaffe og toffee. Søtlig smak, melkesjokolade, kaffe og fløtekaramell. kort søtlig, lite bitterhet. Koseøl. Lillestrøm ølfestival-Klimt


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