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Brewed by Samuel Smith
Style: Sweet Stout
Tadcaster, England

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RATINGS: 712   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.68   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Hidden_Pooch (320) - Stratford, Prince Edward Island, CANADA - MAY 21, 2014
This was a really nice sweet stout. I have had some that are too much like chocolate milk, but this really balanced it well with its dark malt and coffee flavours. Nice creamy mouth feel, with no real bitterness to speak off, then finishes nice and sweet.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lambo1265 (4) - Oregon, USA - MAY 20, 2014 does not count
Very rich initial chocolate taste and great stout aftertaste. It reminds me of Decadent from Atwater, not sure which is better. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
northropfrye (2218) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - MAY 19, 2014
Dark black body, kind of thin, foamy brown head, pours like cola. Also has a touch of cola in the aroma, very milk chocolate. Taste is sweet chocolate and berries, maybe even cherries. Palate is a bit thin. Overall a pretty nice beer.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
cards04 (1769) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - MAY 18, 2014
This is fantastic. Beautiful dark pour with off white creamy head. Aromas are fresh milk chocolate, vanilla and everything good in life. Flavors are milk chocolate, semi sweet chocolate, cherries, cream soda. Wonderful!

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
IrishCorker (1) - Texas, USA - MAY 16, 2014 does not count
Aroma was very enticing for a chocolate beer lover, but the taste was just a little thin. Enjoyed the floral and caramel tones under the chocolate.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
andriesradu (506) - ROMANIA - MAY 16, 2014
55cl bottle @ Beer Zone. Pours pitch black with a small long lasting beige head. Aroma is really heavy sweet, nesquik, cacao. Flavor is heavy sweet, nesquik with no bitterness. Long sweet aftertaste.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
AdiBeer (1138) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 12, 2014
Aroma: strong chocolate, more milk chocolate than dark chocolate. Appearance: very dark brown/black, medium beige creamy head. Taste: medium sweet. Palate: cacao, chocolate, sweet notes. Overall: great Sweet Stout, very nice chocolate flavours. Bottle from Whole Foods Market, Kensington.

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
VoodooBear (48) - San Juan, PUERTO RICO - MAY 10, 2014
Presentation: 355mL brown bottle with no freshness date anywhere, served in a snifter. Appearance: Pours a deep black color, no light shines through the glass. There’s a one finger, tan colored head and some very good lacing that covers the whole glass. Smell: Primary scents are of dark chocolate and roasted malt. There’s also some burnt bread notes and hint of molasses. Taste: Dark chocolate is dominant with some roasted malt in the background and a black coffee flavor as well. Mouthfeel: It’s very smooth and easy to drink with low carbonation. It feels a bit light bodied and refreshing even, which is unexpected for a stout. Overall: A very well crafted beer that is very approachable. Popular belief is that non-beer drinkers should start out with lighter colored and less flavorful brews. This beer shatters that stereotype with its drinkability and sweet chocolatey taste. It is actually a best seller in a lot of places down here in Puerto Rico.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Embrouille (2827) - SWITZERLAND - MAY 9, 2014
Bottled 55cl. Hershey’s throughout. Medium bodied. Residual sugars in the finish.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
TheBeerSlayer (8) - vienna, West Virginia, USA - MAY 7, 2014 does not count
UPDATED: MAY 28, 2014 Closer to a milk chocolate than a dark chocolate, not as bitter as a lot of the dark chocolate stouts. This beer is a delicious chocstout, with hints of coffee and a touch of vanilla almond.


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