Brewed by Samuel Smith
Style: Sweet Stout
Tadcaster, England


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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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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ThisWangsChung (826) - Leonardtown, Maryland, USA - JUN 30, 2013
550ml bottle into a pint glass. A: Pours a very dark ruby color that isnít perfectly opaque. The head forms about a three finger (via aggressive pour) mocha shade. Itís creamy texture and strong retention are fairly impressive. The center of the head seems to collapse faster than the edges of the glass. S: Big dark chocolate notes abound. Touches of hard water also about, but this one is all about the chocolate, for better or worse. Make that better - I really like a good chocolate stout when itís done right. T: The chocolate character takes on two different qualities: a dark chocolate note and a lesser cocoa powder undercurrent. Touches of roasted barley, minerals, and even a bit of hops help balance out all that chocolate on the finish. A ridiculously sweet brew, but I donít mind given how great the chocolate character is. M: Itís a bit drier than youíd expect from a dessert-forward beer - luckily it simply causes it not to cloy (so) badly after consumption. Still, it *is* sweet as fuck, so bring your sweet tooth. O: This is what Youngís Double Chocolate Stout should have been: a dessert beer with lots of chocolate yet just enough depth to keep it interesting. Did I say dessert beer? Yeah, because thatís exactly what is - luckily itís so good I donít mind drinking this one before dinner.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
mikkellund42 (642) - DENMARK - JUN 30, 2015
Bottle at "The new cat pub". Pours opaque black with medium white head. Aroma is malt, chocolate, intense vanilla, toffee, butterscotch and mint. Taste is very sweet and light to medium bitter. Body is creamy with mild carbonation. Finish is long and mostly sweet with notes of malt, vanilla, chocolate, coffee, soy sauce and gravy. Very sweet and intense vanilla/chocolate flavour.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JanEric (1122) - Meppel, NETHERLANDS - JUN 28, 2015
Dark brown to black clour, minimal head, low carbonation. Aroma has cacao, dark malts. Taste is full of chocolate, sweet, and bitterness all around. Nice and special. Full body, medium finish.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Patersoi (47) - AUSTRALIA - JUN 26, 2015
Pours dark brown with a creamy cappuccino head that unfortunately dissipates quickly. Chocolate dominates the bouquet and punches you in the face when you take that first sip. Like a McDonald's chocolate thickshake, this is one to savour. Long lingering chocolate mousse finish. Sensational. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
vipinvelp (2752) - Velp, NETHERLANDS - JUN 21, 2015
Slow settling dark brown dark chocolate milk, brown lacing lasting foam. Chcolate aroma all over, bitter chocolate taste. Lasting long. Great beer. (Velp 201506)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
niquillis (1681) - Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - JUN 20, 2015
Bottle at Congress, Longton. Pours black brown with a tan head. Very chocolatey which shouldnít a criticism in a chocolate stout but it is quite overpowering to me. Decent enough.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Austin_Ripper (44) - Iowa, USA - JUN 18, 2015
Smells like chocolate, pours a dark brown, with a tan head. Tastes like chocolate and cream. Simply amazing, if you see this beer, buy it.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
King_Alex_II (521) - SWITZERLAND - JUN 15, 2015
Blackish ruby color with thin fine pored beige foam. The smell is absolutely incredible. Creamy milk chocolate with a hint of liquor. Not too heavy, almost a bit watery. Very creamy, foamy chocolate taste. Smooth mouth feeling. Very nice beer.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Knilas (19) - Sidney, Ohio, USA - JUN 15, 2015
Iíve fallen in love with this brew!! Just another example of Sam Smith excellence. From the look, aroma, mouthfeel, and taste...just extraordinary. If youíre a lover of chocolate, vanilla, and beer....youíre gonna love this! Pairs well with a cigar too.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SinH4 (923) - SWITZERLAND - JUN 15, 2015
Black color with beige head. Aroma is milk chocolate and some coffee. Taste is chocolate, chocolate, chocolate, vanilla. Not too sweet. Very easy to drink. Still quite light.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tapthis (164) - Baytown, Texas, USA - JUN 14, 2015
poors a strong black color. Tastes and smells of a strong sweet chocolate. very sweet aftertastes.

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