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Brewed by Samuel Smith
Style: Sweet Stout
Tadcaster, England

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RATINGS: 835   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.69   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.


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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
dyetube (1243) - McKinney, Texas, USA - JAN 5, 2015
Bottle from Market Street. Pours black with a thin khaki head. The aromas are chocolate bark, cold coffee, nuts. The mouthfeel i creamy smooth and semi-sweet with a heavy body and good carbonation. One great beer! Cheers!

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
imdownthepub (10974) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - JAN 5, 2015
Bottled, 500ml from Morrison’s in Banbury. Black with off white head. There are chocolate notes in the aroma when pouring and a sweet, milky chocolate on the palate, reasonably silky and mouth filling. The sweetness becomes a little cloying with an artificial character. Boiled milk in the close. Interesting and reasonable.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ZacM612 (261) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - JAN 4, 2015
Black with tan head. Very sweet aroma, mostly chocolate. Incredibly smooth and creamy with a chocolatey finish. Pretty good.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
closey22 (1058) - Mt. Laurel, New Jersey, USA - JAN 4, 2015
Black with rimming tan head; aroma is sweet malty hint of chocolate; Flava is rich sweet chocolate and tangy hints; feels light to medium; finishes light moderately sweet notes of chocolate

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BierMeHoos (226) - Maryland, USA - JAN 3, 2015
Poured from a 12 oz bottle. A boozy chocolate organic stout, just as advertised. A clean, tasty beer, very highly rated. Thick and full, could be a dessert beer.

3.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 9/20
ttroha (392) - Americus, Georgia, USA - JAN 3, 2015
Bottle shared. Pours black with tan head. Aroma of chocolate and a tad boozy. Tastes of a chocolate Frosty. Very thick and rich. Makes for a good dessert. Very tasty

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
andrewje41 (964) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - JAN 2, 2015
550 mL bottle pour. Pours black with a thick creamy head and lace. Sweet chocolate frosty aroma. Thivk, creamy body rich with milk chocolate. Probably too sweet for me, but I still like this beer. Dessert beer in my opinion. Pretty good.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DwarfeD (1342) - Amersfoort, NETHERLANDS - JAN 1, 2015
550ml bottle at home. Dark cola-ish brown with a full tan head. Medium body with low to moderate carbonation. Very sweet with some bitter tones. Dark chocolate (lots of it), brown sugar, caramel, malts and spices. A great sweet experiment!

4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
triplehopped (46) - - DEC 30, 2014
Pours a deep brown, almost black with a strong tan head, moderate lacing. Aroma is reminiscent of chocolate milk. Medium sweetness with a note of bitterness. Medium bodied, slightly creamy with a little fizziness. Finished with a lingering sweet, chocolaty aftertaste. Overall, best chocolate beer I have yet had, very tasty and filling.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jtclockwork (9982) - , New Jersey, USA - DEC 29, 2014
UPDATED: DEC 30, 2014 Bottle. Pours dark brown tan head. Nose/taste of cocoa, cane sugar, roast dark malt and cookie dough. Medium body.


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