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Brewed by Samuel Smith
Style: Sweet Stout
Tadcaster, England

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RATINGS: 884   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.


3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dEnk (4181) - 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 (8499) - 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 you’re 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 don’t work for me and the protein drink chocolate character doesn’t go far.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
oh6gdx (22105) - 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 (652) - 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 (1538) - O’Fallon, 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 it’s 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 (129) - 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 :)

3.4
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
stldicedealer (24) - Missouri, USA - FEB 5, 2015
This beer smells fantastic! I just wish I could say the same about the taste. It is too sweet for me, i needed more stout and less chocolate. That being said I think the beer was well made and had it been less sweet I would have enjoyed more

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Douberd (3073) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - FEB 4, 2015
(Samuel Smiths Organic Chocolate Stout) Bottle 550 ml at home, served into a snifter, ABV 5% Very dark brown colour on the body, almost black. Head is a bit taller than one finger, thick and creamy, tan coloured, with good retention, leaving medium lacing on the glass. Aroma has plenty of chocolate, cocoa, chocolate milk. Sweet taste, again lots of chocolate, cocoa, chocolate cake, light perfume, chocolate milk, light vanilla. Medium body, carbonation on the low side but fits it well. Great, tasty beer, a real dessert in a glass.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
piscator34 (2093) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - FEB 4, 2015
Bottle. Jet black in colour with moderate carbonation. Aromas are of chocolate milk and a bit of vanilla pod. Loads of sweet milk chocolate in the mouth along with pale malt and mild orchard fruit. Slick bodied with a long finish. A bit of a one-note beer, but it does that one note pretty well. Too sweet to drink more than half a pint of, but would be good in lieu of dessert.

3.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DIBBLE (91) - Worthing, West Sussex, ENGLAND - FEB 1, 2015
Dark ale with thin tan head. Sweet chocolate aroma much like the flavour which also has roast malt quality and chocolate sauce over vanilla ice cream after taste.


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