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Brewed by Samuel Smith
Style: Sweet Stout
Tadcaster, England

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RATINGS: 877   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.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
brinehart (212) - Colorado, USA - FEB 25, 2013
A really well crafted beer, for what it is. Essentially like drinking an iced mocha balanced with hops and alcohol. Yummy!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Tejas (909) - Dallas, Texas, USA - FEB 25, 2013
Holy Shit, this is good. Itís like a coffee ice cream milk shake. I donít like coffee but I do like coffee ice cream and coffee flavored beers so this one really hit the spot for me. I wish it was bigger than 5% though. It doesnít have to be huge but around 5.7 - 6.2ish would be nice. After all, it is a stout.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rustyham (1781) - St. Petersburg, Florida, USA - FEB 24, 2013
Dry and nutty. Flavor is chocolate and almonds. Some mineral flavors and a roasted malt flavor. Bitter and smooth. Thin mothfeel but roasted aftertaste.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ilovedarkbeer (2402) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - FEB 23, 2013
UPDATED: DEC 1, 2013 #2000. Pours a black brown color with a large puffy light brown head. This beer tastes exactly like a Crunch Bar. Milk chocolate, rice puffs, etc. Itís 100% exactly a Crunch Bar.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
frank0830 (69) - South Bend, Indiana, USA - FEB 22, 2013
Very rich chocolate from the time you pour it until the time it hits your stomach. Pours very dark to black. I would love to see more head retention and lacing out of a beer like this. This is a very nice stout. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
zacgillbanks (2948) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - FEB 21, 2013
Bottle from Rehills, Newcastle. A black/dark brown beer with a sweet milk chocolate flavour, red fruit and vanilla notes and a slight roasted and caramel finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
robertjm (786) - Albany, California, USA - FEB 20, 2013
Nice tan foamy head. Black body that light doesnít pass through. Aroma of unsweetened cocoa powder. Strongest flavor is of fine cocoa and brown sugar. Nicely smooth finish. Cocoa lingers on the aftertaste. Just what I needed as Iíd been wanting a chocolate beer since Valentineís Day!!

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Fritz123 (1274) - Boca Raton, Florida, USA - FEB 20, 2013
12 oz. Bottle. Pours nice very dark with thin tan head. Very little lace. Overwhelmingly chocolate aroma. Very thick chocolate taste with a whole milky base. Vanilla flavors. Little coffee aftertaste. Very good.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
CapFlu (4723) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 19, 2013
(550ml bottle) Purchased from Liquor Plus Douglas for $6.99 ea. pours a large, lasting creamy almond coloured head atop a black body. Nose of sweet chocolate. The body is so thin, lacking almost all body. The taste is like a brownie - very sweet and vanilla, some buttery notes. Overall okay but little complexity for the price.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dommod2011 (704) - Birmingham, West Midlands, ENGLAND - FEB 19, 2013
Bish is being particularly cryptic of late. Wives. Thailand. I like a good mystery to solve. This is a mystery. Baileys, cloying chocolate, rich but satisfyingly drinkable. Not their best but good. Right, Iím off in search of clues. To the airport...


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