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Brewed by Samuel Smith
Style: Sweet Stout
Tadcaster, England

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Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 1092   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.7/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
WaddlingPlatypus (124) - Durham, ENGLAND - FEB 19, 2016
500ml bottle at the Swan and Three Cygnets, Durham. Dark red with a fine off-white head. Curious synthetic aroma of strawberry mixed in with sweet caramel (I liked this, but I suspect this will be a point of contention). Flavours of cinder toffee, sweet caramel, and slightly burnt coffee vie for dominance, with an overall sticky mouthfeel of sweetness.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Parmenion777 (137) - Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 16, 2016
It pours a deep black colour with a frothy creamy beige head. The aroma is sweet chocolate (cocoa powder) and a hint of vanilla. A smooth sweet chocolate flavour, slightly creamy and a very mild sweet bitter finish. This is a bit too reliant on sugar and cocoa powder.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Larry_Duffman (357) - - FEB 16, 2016
I poured it from the bottle into a glass. It pours dark brown to black with a nice tan head and some lacing. The aroma is cocoa and some dark fruit. The taste is cocoa and hints of fruit. I liked this. There was something about the taste that seemed off though. I wanted to like this more.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ChiGuy68 (536) - Illinois, USA - FEB 15, 2016
Tasted from a 550mL bottle. It poured a deep, clear, reddish-brown with a thick frothy beige head and streaky lacing. Sweet chocolate and roasted malt aroma with a matching flavor profile. Smooth and creamy. This would be one excellent dessert stout.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Stultus (62) - ESTONIA - FEB 14, 2016
Pours black with a thin tan head that recedes quickly. Aroma is very sweet - a strong smell of chocolate. Taste is sweet with a hint of cocoa and a medium lightly bitter-sweet finish. Soft body, light carbonation.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
WillRunForBeer (2252) - Massachusetts, USA - FEB 14, 2016
12oz bottle shared by John. Pours dark brown with a beige head. Aroma is cocoa powder! Reminds me of making hot cocoa as a kid. With marshmallows too. Flavor is about the same, nice chocolate that’s not too sweet, not too bitter. Good mouthfeel too.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
hansvf (679) - - FEB 14, 2016
Ruikt ook naar toffee. Wel mooi! Grappig, weer best fris voor een stout. Lekker eigenlijk!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bosbouw (2626) - Gemonde, NETHERLANDS - FEB 14, 2016
Roodbruine, bijna zwarte kleur met een goede kraag. Ruikt zoetig, chocolade mout, vanille koffie. Smaakt zoetig, vanille, toffee, chocolade, beetje dun.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Abijen (2467) - ’s-Hertogenbosch, NETHERLANDS - FEB 14, 2016
Ruby donker rood bier met een goede getinte schuim kraag. Ruikt fruitig, chocolade, geroosterd, toffee, caramel. Smaakt zoet, toffee, caramel, chocolade en geroosterd.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Block (2206) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - FEB 12, 2016
Black pour with a brown head. Aroma is sweet, caramel, chocolate. Not too roasted. Lots of chocolate in the flavor. Pretty nice.


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