Brewed by Samuel Smith
Style: Sweet Stout
Tadcaster, England


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RATINGS: 823   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.69   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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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 14/20
travita (4231) - Frisco, Texas, USA - APR 11, 2013
The smell is cocoa powder mix, sweet, dessert, cake, chocolate, malt, and roast. The look is black, tan head, and dark. The taste is chalky, malts, chocolate, sweet, and dessert.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
Jcarb28 (97) - Pico Rivera, California, USA - APR 10, 2013
Dark black on the pour with a light brown/tan head. Very sweet and chocolatey aromas linger throughout and a full, rich, delicious chocolate cream flavor while you drink. Not over powering yet perfect for dessert or any time of the day. Great!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
glennmastrange (2359) - hobe sound, Florida, USA - APR 10, 2013
Bottle. Moderate to heavy roasted and a mix of milk and dark chocolate for the malt, light herbs for the hops, dough and earth for the yeast, with background notes of more chocolate and vanilla. Head is large, frothy turning rocky, light brown with good lacing and is fully lasting. Color is dark brown. Flavor starts slightly sweet and lightly to moderately acidic, then finishes lightly to moderately bittersweet. Palate is medium, watery with a fizzy carbonation. Never had this much chocolate in a stout, but it pretty much wipes out all the basic ingredients.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
flatmatt (1187) - Northville, Michigan, USA - APR 10, 2013
12 oz bottle. Pours black with a light tan head. Very strong sweet milk chocolate aroma underpinned with coffee notes. Similar flavor, but sadly not as strong, rather on the thinner side. Love the aroma; it’s just too bad the beer couldn’t hold up to it.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
elihapa (1532) - Honolulu, Hawaii, USA - APR 9, 2013
3/25/13 notes: Bottle. Pours a light brown with good off-white head. Aroma is heavy of baker’s chocolate, rich cacao and cracked vanilla bean. Flavor is a bit simpler perhaps: leads with chocolate sweetness, complements this with touches of toasted breadiness in the middle, and finishes again with chocolate malts and vanilla. Hard to give this a firm rating; the craftsmanship of this beer is fine and the flavors do exactly what they wish to. But I lost the base stout in it all, wished for a bit more “beery” notes to stand neck and neck with the chocolate.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
NeoHippie2 (1074) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - APR 9, 2013
First of all, this doesn’t drink like a stout at all. Definitely reminds me of more of a porter or even just a dark lager in body. Nose is cocoa and that’s about it. Not much of a malt body to speak of. Taste is reminiscent of cocoa puffs cereal and less of chocolate. Could have been so much better.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
samsmith33 (455) - - APR 7, 2013
3/27/2013 Strong Chocolate , and nothing else. 8 Dark Black Pour with a creamy head. Looks a little watery for a stout while pouring; but the head is there. Very Chocolatey, too much so. A little too sweet. Not quite right for a stout. Too thin. Love the aroma on this, but ultimately the beer falls short. Had some last weekend in short succession with Youngs DC Stout, Brooklyn BC Stout, River Horse Oatmeal Stout and Sam Smith Taddy porter. This was the least of the 5.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 11/20
Miked1687 (608) - Buffalo, New York, USA - APR 7, 2013
UPDATED: APR 8, 2013 Pours a dark brown with a light creamy brown head. Smells like milk chocolate. Really sweet. Tastes basically like chocolate milk with some roasted malt. Simple and easy drinking.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Grzesiek79 (3345) - Radom, POLAND - APR 6, 2013
Znakomity Stout czekoladowy, do tego same skladniki organiczne. Kakaowy aromat mocno wyczuwalny. Malo nut palonych, troche moze za slodkawy ale bardzo czekoladowy, mocna i krzepka piana prezentowala sie w pincie wspaniale, prawie czarne z lekkim odcieniem ciemnej czerwieni. Finisz wytrawny i rozgrzewajacy mimo zaledwie 5% alk. Klasyk z Yorkshire. Polecam

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
prawlie (1215) - Berkshire, ENGLAND - APR 6, 2013
550 mL bottle into a pint glass at the White Horse Inn in Beverley. Black with a big bubbly head. Not surprisingly the aroma is chocolatey. Sweet, chocolate and vanilla. Its perhaps a little too sweet. Could do with a bit more body.

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