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Brewed by Samuel Smith
Style: Sweet Stout
Tadcaster, England

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RATINGS: 1071   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.


Kobal's rating

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Kobal (64) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - OCT 28, 2012
Pours thick, but not oily, black with a full creamy head. Bold, sweet chocolate and some coffee is on the nose. Smooth and creamy bodied. Palate is obviously chocolate, transitioning from sweet milk chocolate to dark chocolate at the end. Cherry and some minor tobacco notes develop as the beer warms and the cherry becomes more pronounced throughout.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
gurn13 (4) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JUN 25, 2016 does not count
Good chocolate flavor, though it tends more to more Yoo-Hoo than Ghirardelli.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
gramity (1600) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 18, 2016
Poured a reddish/brownish color with a small sized head. Cherries, lighter woodiness, caramel, some vanilla, and some funk. Lighter vinegar.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Echon (310) - Århus, DENMARK - JUN 15, 2016
Almost black and medium-bodied. Very rich chocolate aroma and flavour. Full, yet mild, sweet taste with light bitterness. Overall, a great chocolate stout. Smooth and simple, but the rich chocolate makes it very tasty.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hopdog (11075) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 13, 2016
Bottle. Poured a dark brown with a smaller sized off white head. Malted milk balls, chocolate, and well, more chocolate.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
OrthoDoc (133) - South Carolina, USA - JUN 12, 2016
My first Samuel Smith beer. Aroma of sweet milk chocolate and vanilla. Taste follows the nose but the chocolate has a somewhat artificial flavor. Mouthfeel is thin with a clean, sweet finish. No bitterness or hop influence detectable. Fun to try but this is a one and done. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jandd1983 (3710) - Wentzville, Missouri, USA - JUN 12, 2016
Sample. It poured a black color with a tan head. The aroma was of sweet caramel and chocolate. The taste was similar to the aroma with more caramel, chocolate, malts and sugar. Tasty.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Holmen2 (2715) - NORWAY - JUN 6, 2016
Shared bottle at Mi2 Extended at Cardinal 06.06.16. Ebony. Brown head and lacing. Fine aroma of cocoa, dark chocolate and vanilla. Similar taste, with molasse. Slightly fruity aftertaste. Well balanced. Heavy drinking.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
rostetti (80) - Oulu, FINLAND - JUN 4, 2016
Bottle from Alko. Pours black with small tan head. Aroma and taste have vanilla and a lot of chocolate. People who don’t normally like beer, will probably like this one. This would work perfectly as a desert, it is very sweet. Liquid chocolate.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
LomYst (770) - Rotterdam, NETHERLANDS - JUN 2, 2016
fantastische subtiel, maar zeer aanwezige chocola, ook zitten er wat belgische (gist?) tonen in, en zelf iets raars fruitigs? zeer interessant... melkachtig mondgevoel, erg lekker

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
furthur (821) - Eagle River, Alaska, USA - JUN 1, 2016
Bottle, black beer, big almond colored head. Aroma milk chocolate, vanilla. Taste is milk chocolate, vanilla. Palate is smooth and rich, carbonation subdued. This tastes like a stout/ice cream float.


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