Brewed by Samuel Smith
Style: Sweet Stout
Tadcaster, England


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RATINGS: 835   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.69   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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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 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
nihtila (817) - 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.

   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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
tfontana (11) - Fremont, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 22, 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ClubGonzo (4428) - 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.

   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.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
two7offsuit (291) - Massachusetts, USA - MAR 18, 2015
Great beer. Pours black with a tan head. Milk chocolate aromas that also come through in the taste.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
KW92 (186) - 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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
pottygok (517) - Ohio, USA - MAR 16, 2015
Aroma: Rich milk chocolate aromas. Appearance: Inky black with tan head. Taste: Heavy sweetness with hints of bitterness at the edges. Palate: Medium body, creamy texture, soft carbonation, long finish. Overall: A bit too rich and chocolatey, like drinking a glass of chocolate milk. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Nejhleader (1290) - Lemoyne, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 14, 2015
Fantastic brew. Has a nice chocolate aroma. A nice creamy chocolate taste with some hints of coffee, and it’s all organic good stuff.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
ColovianTrader (381) - - MAR 13, 2015
An obvious classic. Rich, semisweet chocolate blends with oats and cereal grain. Cocoa powder finish. Notes of vanilla and almonds. Creamy feel.

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