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Brewed by Samuel Smith
Style: Sweet Stout
Tadcaster, England

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RATINGS: 878   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.


4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jaghana (4469) - Strasbourg (Alsace), FRANCE - FEB 20, 2015
Bottle 55cl traded with Ollie many thanks. A dark beer with medium copper head. Nose is exceptional on chocolate and dark chocolate notes. Aroma is on the sweet caramel, chocolate, dark chocolate, medium creamy, medium bitterness, good complexity. Finish is on licorice and bitter chocolate, very pleasant, full bodied for 5į, excellent beer.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BrettTaylor (630) - Radford, Virginia, USA - FEB 19, 2015
Itís not fancy - the aroma is chocolate, but more milk chocolate not dark. Itís a touch sweet, but still this is a nice smooth drinking beer.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Maris (1117) - Canberra, AUSTRALIA - FEB 19, 2015
From a 550ml bottle on 19/2/2015. Pours the darkest brown with a big head. Has a strong aroma with lots of chocolate, chocolate syrup, cocoa and vanilla. Itís super sweet in the mouth - again loads of milk chocolate, cocoa and vanilla, with a hint of dark fruit in the background. A very gentle, barely perceptible bitterness presents at the end. Has a creamy palate and average carbonation. This is one of the sweetest beers Iíve ever encountered - a true dessert experience. I tend to like sweet, and quite enjoyed this, but it does taste a little unnatural and could be a bit better balanced. Still, quite a singular experience.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
pdx77 (1468) - Oregon, USA - FEB 10, 2015
From bottle. Dark brown color. Aroma is cocoa powder, malt, and lactose. Taste is sweet cocoa, evaporated milk, oatmeal, and light roast. Smooth drinking with a rich chocolate aftertaste.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dEnk (4178) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - FEB 10, 2015
Bottle @ 2nd Tuesday tasting. Aroma is huge chocolate, mocca, roast, vanilla and more. Flavour is roasty, liquorice, chocolate, coffee liquor, mocca and more. Great!

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
3fourths (8495) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - FEB 10, 2015
Bottle. Deep brown body with a medium-sized mocha colored head. Strong cocoa powder / chocolate milk aroma, it sort of smells like chocolate flavored protein powder (for when youíre bulking (not fat)), with some more subtle nutmeg and evaporated milk notes that become more noticeable as it warms. Medium body, sweet and rich and creamy the mouth, not unlike like chocolate milk again. Finish is cloying and syrupy. The sugariness and simple dark caramel maltiness donít work for me and the protein drink chocolate character doesnít go far.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
oh6gdx (22073) - Vasa, FINLAND - FEB 8, 2015
Bottled. Deep brown colour with a beigeish brown head. Aroma is chocolaty, some slight toasted notes as well as a nice nuttiness to it. Flavour is similar, but also has some slight hops, syrup, sugar and mild toffee to it. On the sweeter side of things, but still has some elements to balance the sweetness up.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ljthiessen (643) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - FEB 8, 2015
Bottle. Dark brown pour with a beige head. Aroma is malty chocolate, very sweet and a little boozy with a slight bitter cocoa note. Flavour is sweet and malty, creamy chocolate with just a hint of roasty cocoa. A little too sweet and a touch thin in my opinion, but a very tasty chocolate stout.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
wxman (1535) - OíFallon, Illinois, USA - FEB 7, 2015
Pours an opaque dark brown/garnet with a nice light tan head. Aroma is chocolate candy bars. Taste is sweet dark roasted malt, those cold milk, chocolate and coffee drinks, a bit of burnt caramel and some very mild hoppiness. Very good and refreshing, but not sure itís my drink - - wait, maybe with a little vodka!

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
GraffitiVandal (125) - Manitoba, CANADA - FEB 6, 2015
ENG: 550ml bottle from Liquor Mart in Winnipeg. Very dark brown, almost black with some red highlights and medium, dark-beige head. Heavy chocolate and cocoa aromas with hints of caramel. Very strong sweet chocolate taste (reminds me of hot chocolate beverages), milk, mixed with lots of caramel and malts. There might be some coffee too and a bit of bitter. Low carbonation, medium to full bodied, oily and creamy. Overall typical english style beer - no hops, just caramel - a bit too sweet for me :)

PL: Butelka 550ml kupiona w Liquor Mart w Winnipeg. Barwa bardzo ciemno-brązowa, niemal czarna z czerwonymi przebłyskami, oraz średnią, ciemno-beżową pianą. Aromaty mocno czekoladowe oraz kakaowe z nutami karmelu. W smaku bardzo słodka czekolada (przypomina mi gorącą czekoladę z automatu), mleko, zmieszane z karmelem i słodami. Gdzieś w tle też kawa i drobna gorzka goryczka. Niskie nasycenie, średnie do wysokiego ciało, oleiste i kremowe. Podsumowując typowe angielskie piwo - brak chmieli, za to dużo karmelu - jak dla mnie za słodko :)


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