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Brewed by Samuel Smith
Style: Sweet Stout
Tadcaster, England

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Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 1003   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.


Scipio's rating

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Scipio (774) - Palatine, Illinois, USA - DEC 3, 2012
Pours an inky black with a big, bubbly tan head that lasts a long time. The aroma isn’t to complex, but is well done with rich dark chocolate, cocoa, and a very candyish impression. Similar taste. It is quite sharp and strong at first. While its potency dissipates in to a nice subtle flavor, it is long lasting. Medium bodied with a slick, oily texture. This one is delicious. The only drawback, which is important in my eyes, is that it is very sweet. One of these is probably enough. This might be just fine, as this is the perfect desert beer.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Block (1920) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
M_Sack (553) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - FEB 12, 2016
Bottle. Deep black, mocha head. Huge, rich dark chocolate aroma, with a hint of timber and spicy back note hops. Rich dark chocolate flavour, sweet throughout mid to end palate and earthy hops finishing off the beer. Terrifically smooth. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Cenzura (435) - Warsaw, POLAND - FEB 6, 2016
Aroma: milk chocolate, cocoa, roasted malts, cookies and vanilla. Taste: belgian chocolate, brown sugar, lot of cocoa, Really smooth and drinkable. Medium head, average lacing and medium carbonation.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
szymonskc (256) - Skórcz, POLAND - FEB 2, 2016
Intensywny zapach słodkiej czekolady, kakao, pralinki, świetny aromat. Barwa ciemnobrunatna, miedziane przebłyski pod światło. Piana obfita, średniopęcherzykowa, po chwili opada do cienkiej warstwy, która pozostaje do końca. W smaku czekoladowa słodycz, kakao, a mimo to jest bardzo pijalne, średnio treściwe. Niska, przyjemna, lekko kwaskowa goryczka, niskie wysycenie. Chociaż brakuje tutaj paloności typowej dla Stout’a, piwo świetne.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SamP01 (648) - New Jersey, USA - FEB 2, 2016
Pours a dark brown with a medium light brown head. Aroma and Taste is of sweet milk chocolate, some light roasted dark chocolate malt and some notes of vanilla, light bitterness from the roasted malt. A medium bodied brew with some light stickiness on the lips, carbonation is a bit much. Finish is light roasted dark malt, some notes of vanilla and a lingering sweet milk chocolate aftertaste. Not my first choice for a chocolate stout but still good a drinking stout

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ston3s42 (135) - - JAN 30, 2016
Quite black appearance with little head. Tastes of milk chocolate, cocoa, vanilla and some citrus and banana. Medium, creamy body, just a bit too carbonated, and a finish of chocolate. Not that chocolaty, and feels slightly synthetic

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Nordcore (1222) - Lyngen alps, NORWAY - JAN 29, 2016
Bottle 50 cl. Black with a nice foamy head. Aroma of vanilla, chocolate and roasted malt. Light bitter, medium sweet with a soft vanilla ending.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Travlr (18699) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JAN 29, 2016
Sample at AK BW fest 2016. Black color, brown head. Aroma and taste of Italian chocolate soda. Light body.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
antonstoop (274) - - JAN 28, 2016
550ml bottle. Pours dark brown with a medium, beige head that laces. Sweet aroma dominated by chocolate with vanilla, roasted malt and a hint of coffee. Sweet flavour of chocolate, roasted malt and vanilla with a dry, mildly bitter coffee finish. Light to medium body with a creamy, smooth, oily texture and soft carbonation. Very tasty. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Duchammer (145) - Eagle river, Alaska, USA - JAN 25, 2016
Bottle: poured black with an espresso head. Aroma super creamy chocolate with light roast notes. Tastes was milk chocolate with very light roast notes. Creamy smooth palate! Very enjoyable!


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