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Brewed by Samuel Smith
Style: Sweet Stout
Tadcaster, England

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Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 1060   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.


Emeister84's rating

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Emeister84 (1936) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - FEB 11, 2013
Aromas of milk chocolate, molasses, and vanilla. Dark brown-black with tan head foam. Sweet and savory, chocolatey flavor. Medium body, very smooth and creamy, light carbonation, and finishes pretty clean.


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Giochaurand (349) - FINLAND - MAY 21, 2016
UPDATED: MAY 21, 2016 Bottle. Pours black with high beige head. Aroma is vanilla extract, chocolate, light malts. Flavour is vanilla extract, bitter chocolate, some nuts. A bit watery palate.

4.1
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tommygun453 (32) - California, USA - MAY 17, 2016
Pours a dark chocolate color with small foam head. Aroma is mostly of chocolate, vanilla and caramel. Taste starts off with the bitterness of the hops and then the sweet taste of chocolate and vanilla come after. A well brewed chocolate stout. It may be too sweet for some people.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
beerelk (29) - AUSTRIA - MAY 16, 2016
Pure chocolate, might be even to much- smells already slightly artificial, but still really enjoyable! Additionally vanilla and already sweet in the nose (like hazelnut spread). Great beer instead of desert!

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
PhilosophyGuy (257) - Wroclaw, POLAND - MAY 16, 2016
Cůż to za piwo! Piękny kakaowy aromat przywodzący na myśli mleczną czekoladę. W smaku połączenie mlecznej czekolady z czekoladą deserową i nutką kawy. Wysycenie niskie, całkiem spora pełnia. Ładna piana choć szybko się degeneruje. Bardzo fajny balans. Goryczka niewyczuwalna. Słodkie. Bardzo mi się podoba!

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mrjaxson (448) - .08 Junction, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 10, 2016
Hard to escape the Tootsie Roll aroma, which is unfortunate because it makes the stout seem inexpensive and not very serious. It pours beautifully, though, and the medium body does have nice hints of bitterness (though it is overwhelmingly sweet on the finish). It thought it had sufficient body to stand up to vanilla ice cream, so I poured a few ounces over a scoop and found it quite tasty.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Xenon (118) - Cary, North Carolina, USA - MAY 10, 2016
Bought this not knowing it was a sweet stout. It reminds me a lot of "Warlock" from southern tier. Donít really like it, but itís not for any particularly bad reason. Has a bit of dark chocolate bitterness to it and a touch of vanilla as well. Not very thick, but not watery either. Smells like it could be barrel aged, but likely isnít. Rating will be low, but thatís just for me because I might not care for the style

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MelvinKalksma (685) - UTRECHT, NETHERLANDS - MAY 6, 2016

Aroma:
Medium/heavy aroma of malts, caramel, vanilla, chocolate and roasted malts.

Appearance:
Turbid/opaque ruby/black beer with a slight/medium beige head.

Taste/Palate:
Starts medium/heavy sweet with malts, caramel, vanilla and chocolate; ends slightly bitter and dry with roasted malts.

Overall:
A rich flavoured beer which might be a tat too simple thanks to the cane sugar. The cocoa extract reminds of quality cocoa powder.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beer5000 (5703) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAY 2, 2016
355 ml bottle. Clear, dark brown, almost black body with a decent beige head. Aroma is dominated by chocolate and a hint of vanilla. Flavor is mostly dark chocolate in combination with milk chocolate, mild dark malt, quite sweet, fruity bitterness andÖ. well, thatís about that. Fine body and long lasting chocolate aftertaste. This is almost an overdose of chocolate, not much beer really, rather one-dimensional, still damn good. Like a desert by itself best served cold.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
bartlebier (3210) - Belchium im Biersgau, GERMANY - MAY 1, 2016
355ml bbJUN17, sampled. - Organically artificial, spiked aroma of Nutella, coconut butter, vanilla, roasted cocowafers, chocolate milk: a delicious dessert, but a hint at the residual sugars at play coming through in the end, along with a surprising natural hop bitterness. The cane sugar makes it mark, giving sweetness over texture or fullness: remains a watery, sweetened stout.

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
thellgren (684) - Helsinki, FINLAND - APR 30, 2016
0.5 l bottle from Alko. Colour is dark brown or dark ruby brown with pale tan head. Aroma has milk chocolate. If you donít like the taste of chocolate in beer, then this is not for you. The taste of chocolate here is not the kind of high in cocoa powder, instead this is more like sweet chocolate. The kind chocolate candy which has some liqueur inside.


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