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Brewed by Samuel Smith
Style: Sweet Stout
Tadcaster, England

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RATINGS: 886   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.


3.2
   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.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
ZupaKino (34) - NETHERLANDS - FEB 1, 2015
Prachtig uiterlijk, donkere kleur en mooi schuim. Erg zoetig van geur. Smaak is overdadig zoet met ook wat koffie. Een snoepwinkel in je mond.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
OldCrow (3) - Maryland, USA - FEB 1, 2015 does not count
I found it a little too chocolaty. I would’ve preferred a more subtle chocolate flavor and more of a good roasty stout profile. It was good if your looking for a dessert beer. It’s not a beer you’ll want to have more than one at a sitting.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
shaynsawchuk (639) - Mississauga, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 31, 2015
550 mL bottle. Black on black with a thick, relentless head of beige. Nose is rich, creamy chocolate, a touch of roasted malt, mild grainy sweetness and a hint of dark fruit. Sweet and chocolate dominated but somehow still tastes like a beer. Creamy thick on the palate with moderate carbonation. Finish is clean. Not entirely sure why I like this (flavored beers give me the willies), but I do.

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
arn8897 (123) - Trenton, Ohio, USA - JAN 29, 2015
UPDATED: FEB 8, 2015 Pours a jet black with a khaki head. Aromas of chocolate and lactose and chocolate and malt sweetness and chocolate. Taste of chocolate and sweetness and chocolate. Very nice lacing in the glass. Thin mouth feely but overall very nice beer.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Blade86 (855) - Wrocław, POLAND - JAN 26, 2015
strong chocolate and milky aroma, some vanilla, black with dark brown reflexes, low bitterness, moderately high sweetness ; medium body, rather thin and very smooth feel, soft carbonation, long sweet and also little bit dry finish; Overall: very good beer, little to sweet for me but nevertheless well made, incredible aroma

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
falco242 (320) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JAN 24, 2015
Wow. This is seriously the perfect dessert beer. Rich, chocolaty, roasted and sweet...it’s just fantastic. Like a melted chocolate bar of goodness.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
KoNrRiI (699) - Århus, DENMARK - JAN 22, 2015
0.55 bottle. Very dark brown color and a large, thick, brownish head though it leaves no lacing. Very strong and nice aroma of cocoa, some sugar, vanilla, and delicate coffee. Taste is also very sweet and also mostly composed of cocoa, vanilla, sugar, and doughnuts with glazing. Medium body, slick texture, and soft carbonation. Finish is long, very resemblant of small, cocoa treats usually served with coffee. Overall a great beer, worth checking out.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Countbeer (5151) - Best of E-Town mit 2 Brauhausen, NETHERLANDS - JAN 22, 2015
Bottle (50cl): Thanks GlasgowTAD: Served at 13 degrees Celsius in a Shaker: Medium sized creamy head on top of a deep dark brown colored beer. Aromas of chocolate, milk chocolate, chocolate malts, some sweet cacoa... Flavours of chocolate, sweet chocolate, hops, light bitter, some malts and light toast. Aftertaste is a mix of bitters, chocolate, malts and some herbs. Low carbo, light creamy mouthfeel and a good medium body. Good chocolate stout!


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