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Brewed by Samuel Smith
Style: Sweet Stout
Tadcaster, England

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RATINGS: 774   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.


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3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Scipio (720) - 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.


3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
BMMillsy (1526) - Florida, USA - DEC 28, 2014
First time having this finally. Dark brownish black pour with off white head. Aroma of big roasty grains, some bakers chocolate. Flavor is the bittersweet chocolate up front and finishes with nice roasty bitter on the back end. Lingering chocolate on the palate. Light to medium bodied, medium carbonation, plenty of flavor. Nice stuff.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
foxo82 (712) - Bromsgrove (via Leicester), Staffordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 28, 2014
Bottle from Brother David, last Christmas (sorry, it’s taking me a while to catch up!) Aroma as close to milk chocolate as the real thing. Taste is sweet, milky, creamy chocolate but then with a bitter aftertaste which takes time to show itself and never really competes with the sweetness. The balance is perhaps a little too sweet but this is still delicious and it complements the remainder of the Christmas tub of Quality Street well.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
theOptimator (289) - Sacramento, California, USA - DEC 27, 2014
Aroma is rich chocolate sweet malt forward, hint of bourbon. Appearance is dark brown with hint of red and huge frothy tan head that lingers for a long time. Taste is rich chocolate forward with buttery toffee taste follow. Very sweet. Little bitterness from hops perceived. Hardly any roastiness. Palate is medium full. Sweet chocolate toffee creaminess linger on the tongue. Overall a very nice beer. Quite rich and chocolate is pronounced. I suppose this is exactly what it is trying to be but I could have used a bit more roastiness or bitterness.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
gilvanblight (812) - Windsor, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 27, 2014
Very nice and Chocolaty. Weak scent not much going on there. Slightly redish pour. Almost no head. Very easy to drink.

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Przylus (73) - Warszawa, POLAND - DEC 27, 2014
W aromacie potężne uderzenie z fabryki czekolady: czekoladki z bombonierki, czekolada z batonów typu Mars, czekolada na gorąco z Wedla. Po ogrzaniu minimalnie wytrawne, ale nadal bardzo czekoladowe. Barwa brunatna, klarowne. Piana drobniuteńka, azotowa jak w Guinness Draught (pomimo braku widgeta butelce), długa, wysoka. W smaku, ponownie, uderzenie czekolady - pierwsze skojarzenie z pitną czekoladą, która jest gazowana na poziomie wody mineralnej lekkogazowanej (przyjemne gryzienie w język). Bardzo słodkie, ale nie przytłacza i jest pijalne. Smak czekoladek z porządnej bombonierki, wyjętej z samochodu dostawczego z chłodnią. Bardzo, bardzo, bardzo czekoladowe i niesamowicie pijalne. Goryczka niska, ale odpowiednia dla danego stylu.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
back (1333) - Holstebro, DENMARK - DEC 27, 2014
Mørk skum råhvid lidt Chokolade orange malt citrus Bitte lidt sød moderate Blød ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BrunoSanchez (142) - Fermo, ITALY - DEC 25, 2014
Chocolate Stout dal colore scuro e schiuma beige. Al naso un forte sentore di cioccolato, vaniglia e biscotti. In bocca molto leggera dal corpo medio leggero e bilanciata verso una dolcezza che la rende poco beverina a mio parere. Il sapore risulta sciropposo con note di cioccolato, e dolcetti alla vaniglia. Finale dooooolce.

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
CJack (46) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - DEC 24, 2014
550ml bottle pour, thick cream head, decent lacing. Aroma is chocolate syrup which covers everything else. Taste is chocolate first, last, and in between. Does have some malty complexity, but is secondary to chocolate additives. Fantastic smooth mouthfeel and nicely balanced body. An enjoyable sweet stout, best shared. ---Rated whilst imbibing

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 10/20
Wordsworth (135) - Austin, Texas, USA - DEC 23, 2014
Art & Antiques in Shiner, TX. Bottle poured into pint glass. Pours caramel black with a thin khaki head that lingers. Aroma is all rich, milky chocolate. Unbelievably so. Flavor is the same. Smooth milk chocolate dominates the simple palate. The beer is thin for a stout, not bitter or roasty like other varieties. Great unique beer, as long as you know what you're getting. Like a dessert.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Steverus0 (199) - Shreveport, Louisiana, USA - DEC 22, 2014
Hot chocolate on the nose from a dark pour with light toffee head that lingers nicely. Too much chocolate sweetness is good in small sips by the fire but a bit hard to take in a stout. I could have used some more bitterness or bite, but this was pleasant enough. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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