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Brewed by Samuel Smith
Style: Sweet Stout
Tadcaster, England

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RATINGS: 1054   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.


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3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
high_on_hops (806) - Burlingame, California, USA - FEB 16, 2013
Pours black with a khaki head and lacing. It has a great aroma of cocoa and dark malts, with a flavor of sweet and dark chocolate up front and a sweet but maltier aftertaste over a smooth body. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MelvinKalksma (644) - UTRECHT, NETHERLANDS - MAY 6, 2016

Aroma:
Medium/heavy aroma of malts, caramel, vanilla, chocolate and roasted malts.

Appearance:
Turbid/opaque ruby/black beer with a slight/medium beige head.

Taste/Palate:
Starts medium/heavy sweet with malts, caramel, vanilla and chocolate; ends slightly bitter and dry with roasted malts.

Overall:
A rich flavoured beer which might be a tat too simple thanks to the cane sugar. The cocoa extract reminds of quality cocoa powder.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beer5000 (5653) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAY 2, 2016
355 ml bottle. Clear, dark brown, almost black body with a decent beige head. Aroma is dominated by chocolate and a hint of vanilla. Flavor is mostly dark chocolate in combination with milk chocolate, mild dark malt, quite sweet, fruity bitterness and…. well, that’s about that. Fine body and long lasting chocolate aftertaste. This is almost an overdose of chocolate, not much beer really, rather one-dimensional, still damn good. Like a desert by itself best served cold.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
bartlebier (3196) - Belchium im Biersgau, GERMANY - MAY 1, 2016
355ml bbJUN17, sampled. - Organically artificial, spiked aroma of Nutella, coconut butter, vanilla, roasted cocowafers, chocolate milk: a delicious dessert, but a hint at the residual sugars at play coming through in the end, along with a surprising natural hop bitterness. The cane sugar makes it mark, giving sweetness over texture or fullness: remains a watery, sweetened stout.

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
thellgren (677) - Helsinki, FINLAND - APR 30, 2016
0.5 l bottle from Alko. Colour is dark brown or dark ruby brown with pale tan head. Aroma has milk chocolate. If you don’t like the taste of chocolate in beer, then this is not for you. The taste of chocolate here is not the kind of high in cocoa powder, instead this is more like sweet chocolate. The kind chocolate candy which has some liqueur inside.

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rejtable (2115) - Ontario, CANADA - APR 29, 2016
So good! Bottle from LCBO. Like an alcoholic chocolate milk. Pours black with some brown hints on the edges, limited foam head and no lacing. Nose is big milk chocolate, root beer, vanilla. Taste big sweet, light bitter. Medium silky body with medium carbonation.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rougeau13 (2426) - Richmond, Texas, USA - APR 24, 2016
Bottle from Kroger. Black with a big beige thickly lacing head. Aroma and taste of sweet chocolate and coconut. Fluffy full-bodied and smooth

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
thedm (5369) - Fort Wayne, USA - APR 19, 2016
This bottled brew from a bottle shop poured a small sized head of foamy light brown colored bubbles that were long lasting and left behind a typically carbonated opaque except at the edges dark black brown colored body. The nice aroma was chocolate and dark malt. The mouth feel was weakly tingly at the start and at the finish with a lingering mild roasted malt aftertaste. The nice flavor contained notes of roasted malt mild hops chocolate and dark malt. Delicious and one I would certainly like to have again.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Holmen1 (4351) - Stavanger, NORWAY - APR 13, 2016
Fra flaske på Mi2, Cardinal april-16: mm, Sigmund legger tydeligvis lista høyt for denne kvelden, her får vi lørdagssnop allerede i første runde! Ingen tvil om at de har vært rundhåndet i bruken av kakao under bryggingen, den setter sitt tydelige preg på aroma og smak. Freias melkesjokolade i flytende form. Myk, avrundet, mild og nesten uten bitterhet. Brunsvart med fint, beige skum. Et godt deleøl, best i små glass.

3.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
tandembrauer (1001) - Stavanger, NORWAY - APR 11, 2016
Shared bottle at Cardinal, Stavanger. Pours dark brown with beige head. Aroma of chocolate, vanilla, sweet pipe tobacco. Tastes mainly sweet. Almost no bitterness.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
IlGagario (99) - Modena, ITALY - APR 11, 2016
In bottiglia. Colore nero impenetrabile con lontanissimo riflesso rossastro. Schiuma da stout irlandese, di media persistenza. Magnifico olfatto di cioccolata al latte, caffè dolce e caramello. Carbonazione alquanto attiva, intensa e frizzante. Aroma di cioccolato al latte, caffè, biscotto dolce caramellato, pane di segale, nocciola vanigliata e leggera frutta secca, malto caramellato, luppolo amaro orzato, zucchero di canna. Gusto dolce pieno, poi breve recupero amaro, crespo, leggermente polveroso e terroso. Corpo soffice, trama da lattica a oleosa. Nonostante il non perfetto equilibrio, è davvero un ottimo prodotto, modello ideale del reparto sweet stout, di buonissima intensità, alla lunga forse un po’ stucchevole (da condividere!).


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