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Brewed by Samuel Smith
Style: Sweet Stout
Tadcaster, England

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RATINGS: 669   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.67   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.


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
EyeAmBaldman (188) - Illinois, USA - MAR 2, 2014
Pours dark mahogany with a slight tan head. Aroma is slightly metallic. Taste is sweet with bitterness in the middle and a nice smooth finish. Sweet chocolates with some malted notes. Pretty darn good sweet stout.

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
nathan30533 (580) - Dahlonega, Georgia, USA - FEB 26, 2014
Great beer. This is such a unique stout that it should be shared with friends. My favorite part about it is the carbonation. You can see it and for such a smooth brew with carbonation... amazing. Wonderful chocolate all around. smell, taste, ect. Old brew, great brew!

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bubbleflubber (1746) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - FEB 24, 2014
Pours an opaque mahogany into the glass, with a thin tan ring that leaves little suds or head. The nose is of beautifully crafted chocolates, cocoa and silky, dark bitter chocolate. Flavors are sweet, with chocolates and caramel abounding. Such a gorgeously sweet flavor that combines with all of the aromatics gorgeously. The finish is of a fine, silky bitter baker's chocolate. The mouthfeel is full and velvety on the palate, with a medium-full body and a silk-laden mouthfeel that goes down the pallet wonderfully smooth. So complex and substantive, this may be the absolute best chocolate stout I have ever had. And that goes a long, long way with me.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
s_hartshorne (1022) - wakefield, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - FEB 24, 2014
Bottle bier huis Ossett. Red black colour tan head. Aroma is good milky chocolate as is the taste good sweetness slight bitterness medium body nice mouth feel prickly carbonation. V good sweet stout.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BrewHaMeister (154) - - FEB 22, 2014
Bomber pours translucent dark reddish brown with a nice head and lacing. Aromas of chocolate, caramel, and vanilla. Sweet chocolate and roasty malt flavor with lingering cocoa. Smooth and delicious.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beerhammaren (993) - FINLAND - FEB 22, 2014
.55l bottle @ Vihreä Haltiatar Pours clear, deep dark brown with tan medium head. Aroma is vanilla, milk chocolate, vanilla cigar, malts. Flavor is malts, milk chocolate, vanilla, grass, syrup notes. Well balanced sweet beer!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mfrato (103) - - FEB 22, 2014
Pours a dark not quite black brown. Aroma is sweet chocolate with a hint of bourbon. Malty middle with an almost too sweet chocolate finish. Another solid Samuel Smith beer.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
biokid23 (102) - California, USA - FEB 21, 2014
Taste a cocoa and a little coffee. Delicious tasting. Mouthfeel is sticky and chewy. Good stout.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dodgrblu (585) - Sacramento, California, USA - FEB 21, 2014
16.9 ounce bottle from Liquor Bar Redding, medium disappearing head, chocolate aroma and flavor, crisp. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
migajos (147) - Warsaw, POLAND - FEB 21, 2014
UPDATED: FEB 25, 2014 Very tasty dessert beer. The aroma is really nice. Milk chocolate - praline like. Nice thick head. Taste very balanced. Not too sweet not too beeter, although a bit on a sweet side, which is proper for the style. The carbonation is quite low which for me is a disadvantage. Very good sweet stout!


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