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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.


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
RumRunner101 (918) - Alberta, CANADA - AUG 30, 2013
Near black pour with a noticeable red tinge and a tan head. Aroma is milky, sweet chocolate with roasted malts. Flavour is the same. Really smooth with the bitterness coming in on the finish to balance the sweetness. Quite tasty.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Camons (9379) - Hasselager, DENMARK - AUG 29, 2013
Bottle @ DØE meeting. Pours black with a small light brown head. Aroma of roasted malt, sweet milk chocolate, coconuts(?) Flavor is malts, loads of chocolate, dark fruits, light riasisn and plums. Medium body, soft carbonation. 280813

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Valgreen (768) - DENMARK - AUG 28, 2013
Bottle @ døe sommer fest. Dark brown, small tan head that disappear fast, some lacing. Aroma, lots of chocolate, maybe some roasted notes. Taste, again lots of chocolate and then some, some bitterness, malty, . Bitter aftertaste. Medium carbonation. The chocolate taste slightly artificial.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bax (1311) - Hasselager, Aarhus, DENMARK - AUG 28, 2013
(bottle 28 /08-2013) low beige head, dark almost black color, sweet chocolate aroma, soft co2, sweet chocolate taste. BB date jul 2014.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BlackHaddock (5723) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - AUG 26, 2013
550ml bottle: BBD Nov 2013. Poured on 26 Aug 2013 at home into an Abbot Ale glass tankard. Lovely dark brew: on top a huge tanned crown of foam. Chocolatey and stouty! Really nice, I like chocolate and I like stouts. Rich, at times creamy, wholesome and sweet: a very, very good beer. Haven’t checked my scores, but this is the best beer I’ve had from Sam Smith’s so far.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
mattwilliams81 (33) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - AUG 24, 2013
Chocolate, chocolate, more chocolate. Sweet like hot cocoa, not bitter/roasty. Very dark brown, light tan head. Has a little creaminess to it, but body is pretty thin.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
nyindiansfan (463) - rochester, New York, USA - AUG 24, 2013
Bottle pours black tastes like chocolate has a sweet flavor similar to hot coco. Ends with a bit of roastyness. Good stuff mixed with Pumking.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Rasmus40 (15907) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - AUG 24, 2013
Bottle from Cockney Pub, Aarhus. Black with an off-white head. Aroma is sweet, malty, roasted malt, chocolate, cocoa and vanilla. Flavor is quite sweet and moderate bitter. Sweet and roasted moderate bitter finish. Too much sweetness in both aroma and taste for my liking. 240813

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
tnkw01 (1683) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - AUG 24, 2013
Bottle. Deep dark brown with a tan head. Chocolate flavor. A lot of chocolate flavor. Chocolate aroma. Just really great stuff.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
brison (44) - atlanta, Georgia, USA - AUG 23, 2013
Extreme chocolate on the nose. Black in color. Taste is of chocolate and lots of it. Taste ends in roasted malt all while being deliciously creamy.


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