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Brewed by Samuel Smith
Style: Sweet Stout
Tadcaster, England

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RATINGS: 838   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.69   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 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
maxwelldeux (4035) - Everett, Washington, USA - FEB 1, 2013
Bottle. Pours a near black color with a moderate tan head. Nose has a strong note of chocolate to it, though it has just a tad bit of bitterness. Taste is almost a little sour, which is odd.


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
tectactoe (2882) - Michigan, USA - MAR 30, 2015
Bottle: Dark, deep brown color with ruby edges. Light-tan head forms & settles into a foamy skin quickly. Full force chocolate aroma. Smells like a liquid chocolate candy bar or straight up chocolate milk. That’s all. Chocolate. Maybe a touch of nuttiness? But mostly chocolate. Flavor is the same. Sweet, sweet chocolate. Like a Hershey’s chocolate bar doused in chocolate milk. Body is a little thinner than I’d expect or prefer. This is tasty in the sense that it tastes like chocolate milk, & chocolate milk tastes good. However it’s a bit on the sweet side for an entire bottle to be thoroughly enjoyable.

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Ngejo (446) - Jakarta, INDONESIA - MAR 28, 2015
Bottle. Black, frothy, tan foam, medium sweetness, medium bitterness, medium body, oily feel, soft carbonation, & long finish.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
ShivanDragon (1961) - Leeuwarden, NETHERLANDS - MAR 27, 2015
schenkt dun bruin/zwart met schuimige kaki kraag.
aroma van melkchocolade, véél melkchocolade, vanille, koekjes, deeg, amandel.
smaken zijn redelijk aan de zoete kant, zwak bittertje, matige gemout van oa geroosterde mouten, vanille, taart, chocolade, enorme melkchocolade smaken, geroosterd bittertje, taart-deeg-koekjes, erg zachte smaken allemaal, met wat basis van vanille en koffie. redelijke body, romig in de mond, lage co2, lange zoete afdronk. Smaakt op zich best goed, maar zo’n 550 ml is wel erg veel

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
nihtila (1164) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 25, 2015
29.11.2013. Oikeasti suklainen ja kaakaoinen tuoksu ja maku, kenties jotain vaniljaa myös. Tämä niin hyvässä kuin pahassa. Jaettuna hyvä suklaavanukas jälkkäriksi.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
GBEERLOVER (2) - - MAR 25, 2015 does not count
wonderful nose perfect chocolate aroma, feel on the tongue is soft and fulfilling. finish is ideal. for a man who loves chocolate and beer. I have found the best one. some mix it with Lindeman’s framboise. I like that too.

2.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 7/20
tfontana (19) - Fremont, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 22, 2015
UPDATED: MAR 28, 2015 Bottle from Foods Plus. Nice cocoa aroma. Color is a dark, rich mahogany--almost opaque with a nice, beige, lasting head, and fair lacing that doesn’t linger. Full, thick bodied with soft carbonation and a long finish. Taste was sweet as expected but had some harsh undertones like a liquor--not the decadent, dessert-like treat you’d expect from a chocolate stout. I can’t really say I enjoyed it.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ClubGonzo (4454) - Bergen, NORWAY - MAR 21, 2015
Bottle from Utobeer, London. Pours a deep brown, near-black body with a medium light beige head. Nose is chocolate, vanilla, cocoa beans, hints of citric peel and almond essence. Taste is vanilla, cocoa, almonds, mild coconut and hints of muscovado and nuts. Light to medium body and carbonation. A bit too sweet and strange for me, but fair enough.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sevenlee (1505) - Central Coast, NSW, AUSTRALIA - MAR 21, 2015
Pours almost black with a beige head. Aroma is malt, roasty, chocolate and coffee. Taste is sweet and roasty.

4.3
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
two7offsuit (292) - Massachusetts, USA - MAR 18, 2015
Great beer. Pours black with a tan head. Milk chocolate aromas that also come through in the taste.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
KW92 (193) - Warszawa, POLAND - MAR 18, 2015

WYGLĄD: Barwa czarna z rubinowymi refleksami, nieprzejrzyste. Piana drobna, wysoka, dość trwała.
AROMAT: Cudny zapach czekolady. Kojarzący się z batonem "Bounty", czyli dużo kokosa, dużo kakao i dużo czekolady.
SMAK: Bardzo, bardzo intensywny Czekolada, kakao, lekka paloność, nuty kawowe. Posmak czekoladowo-kakaowy. Goryczka niska. wysycenie średnie.
OGÓLNIE: Poezja, fantastyczne, można wąchać bez końca! Pomimo słodkiego aromatu, to w smaku mam do czynienia ze szlachetnym kakao, które świetnie balansuje smak, a przynajmniej ma się takie "wrażenie". Mówiąc krótko - nie zasłodzimy się tym piwem.


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