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Brewed by Samuel Smith
Style: Sweet Stout
Tadcaster, England

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RATINGS: 725   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.68   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.


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
r464 (1938) - Earth, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 13, 2013
Dark with a thick brown head. Thick, sweet, chocolate with a nice creaminess. Light roasted malt. Smooth and full finish.

2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
mirogster (6) - NETHERLANDS - MAY 12, 2013 does not count
Bottle 550 ml @home. A:pour with black, non opaque color. Beige fluffy, and nicely lacing head.A: woow, after opening, quite strange, not typical roasted ’stoutish’ aroma at all! Smells like sort of cocoa liquor extract (ingredient actually). Plus some vanilla to it. M&T: Moderate body with shy carbonation. Up front, overwhelming sweet cocoa extract is hiding absolutely everything beside it. Hint of bitterness in aftertaste. O: Sadly, not balanced at all. Quite unusual and over the top ingredient dominates too much. Not session beer, that is!! And even quite hard to finish. Not my pair of boots!

2.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Christian (11217) - Odense, DENMARK - MAY 11, 2013
Dark brown with a big off-white head. Aroma of chocolate, candy and caramel. Sweet chocolate flavour with an artificial feel to it

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
jcedwards1650 (6) - Florida, USA - MAY 9, 2013 does not count
Good dark color very chocolaty aroma goes down smooth nice chocolate taste with a slight bitter notes at the end

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
zmanzorro (128) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAY 7, 2013
UPDATED: JUN 4, 2013 Poured from bottle into a snifter. Pours a dark brown with a fluffy tan head. Minimal lacing on the glass. Aroma smells of sweet roasted chocolate with a generous dose of vanilla. Taste is the same roasted chocolate up front and finishes with the vanilla. Definitely more of a dessert beer because of the sweetness and vanilla. After drinking on it for awhile, the vanilla seems too much. Goes down very smoothly but not quite silkily.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BillWyce (729) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 4, 2013
From notes: Poured opaque black with a 2-finger bone-colored head. Nice, rich cocoa aroma. Full body with a long finish that is very slightly oily. Roasty flavor up front, quickly giving way to a very nice cocoa flavor that lingers pleasantly.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
rarbring (1427) - Linköping, SWEDEN - MAY 4, 2013
Aroma: Smelling of chocolate and vanilla.
Appearance: A foggy black colored beer. A off-white head with small lacing and some curtains.
Taste: Tasting sweet milk chocolate and vanilla.
Palate: Medium low carbonation, a soft texture. A medium body.
Overall: Sweet, overly sweet.
Note: Bottle 500 ml at a De Klomp tasting. Reviewed 2013-05-04.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
thechandler (577) - Charleston, West Virginia, USA - MAY 1, 2013
Pours a dark cola brown with a lacy tan head. Aroma is full of sweet chocolate scents. Flavor is sweet and chocolately. Lot’s of cocoa. Almost to the point of being too chocolately, but it stops right at that point. pretty good.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
nearbeer (3777) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - APR 29, 2013
550 ml. Opaque with a small ring of bubbles, Nose is vanilla, chocolate, cookie dough. Tastes are chocolate, coffee, vanilla and bread with touches of apple, raisin and cherry. Medium body has medium carbonation and is way to the sweet side, but is almost rescued at the end by the roasty acidity. Quality ingredients, but too sweet even for a sweet stout.

4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
messinger91 (13) - Huntington, West Virginia, USA - APR 28, 2013
This beer is one of my favourites. Great chocolate taste, but does not cover up the beer flavour either. Slightly bitter dark chocolate notes.


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