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Brewed by Samuel Smith
Style: Sweet Stout
Tadcaster, England

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RATINGS: 761   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.7   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.


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
jjsint (917) - Ely, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - AUG 11, 2014
Bottle at the Princess Louise, Holborn. Lively and black. Big creamy beige/tan head. Lots of carbonation. There isn’t much chocolate in the aroma. More liquorice, a bit of coffee and alcoholic astringency. The taste is pretty good: bitterness and chocolatey sweetness giving way to a gentle bitterness in the finish. Fairly poor mouthfeel, weaker than I’d like. An odd and unwelcome metallic aftertaste. Firmly in the ’ok but not great’ category. And certainly not cheap.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
ScoWRee (392) - Perkiomen, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 10, 2014
Pours a deep dark brown. Almost black. It has a thick brown foamy head. Aroma of cocoa. Taste like Yoohoo. Very chocolatey with a hint of roast. An interesting Stout.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
merc7186 (2240) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - AUG 8, 2014
Aroma: Sweet Chocolate, Mild Milk Chocolate Appearance: Dark Brown Hue, Passes Almost No Light, Brown Head Ring, Some Lacing Taste: Milk Chocolate, Mildly Bready Mouthfeel: Decent Carbonation, Medium Bodied, Mildly Sweet

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
chucklemation (562) - Pontiac, Michigan, USA - AUG 4, 2014
Pours a dark brown with a foamy tan head. Aroma is sublime: sweet dark chocolate and hints of fruit. Flavor is chocolate, though not too sweet, with just a touch of bitterness. Delicious.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Jado (573) - Camp Hill, AUSTRALIA - AUG 4, 2014
From pint bottle. Pours a deep dark brown with a small lighter highlight at the edge and a 1 finger cappuccino-like head. Aromas of chocolate, vanilla, stewed fruit, cherry and a little milk coffee. Taste is dark fruit at the front before rich chocolate and vanilla emerge and dominate the palate. Creamy mouthfeel. Lingering milk chocolate finish with a touch of vanilla in the aftertaste. Love it.

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
laiti (5955) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUL 31, 2014
55 cl bottle @ Kaunis Kampela. Aroma is rather nice with sweet chocolate and vanilla. Flavour has artifical chocolate, some cocoa and licorice. Good, could be even better with stronger body. The artifical chocolate essences start to disturb a bit at the end of the glass.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
solidfunk (4474) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - JUL 27, 2014
Good dose of dark chocolate here and a decent drink. Pours black with mocha head and lacing. Finishes sweet and bitter. Some roast, though lighter and tempered. Bottle from grape and gourmet enjoyed on Rehoboth beach.

3.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
grimreaperguru (236) - santee, California, USA - JUL 24, 2014
Pours an almost jet black ruby red with very little head that was tan color. The aroma was of a nice sweet chocolate. The flavor was of a nice chocolate with vanilla notes to it. The body was on the medium side with a slight bitter aftertaste. Overall a good brew.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jercraigs (8059) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 20, 2014
2014-07-18. Black body, large toamy tan and lace. 4+ flavour is sweet, chocolate like Hershey’s syrup and Ovaltine. Aroma is sweet, chocolate and sweet cocoa powder/hot chocolate. Smooth average plus to med palate is softly carbonated.quite pleasant but a bit overly sweet by the end of it. Bottle from LCBO, Toronto.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
mrhopsbeertalk (158) - Massachusetts, USA - JUL 19, 2014
UPDATED: NOV 15, 2014 Bordering on perfection, this sweet stout is sublime. The aroma is strictly cocoa, sweet but not cloying. The flavor follows with added drinkability from notes of coffee and a vague but distinguishable bitterness.


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