Brewed by Samuel Smith
Style: Sweet Stout
Tadcaster, England


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RATINGS: 1092   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.7/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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.

Onenote81's rating

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Onenote81 (1002) - Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA - NOV 2, 2012
Bottle split with a friend; poured my allotment into a snifter. As the beer pours it looks thin like muddy water, but as the beer sits in the glass, it take son a much more foreboding blackness. A small beige head rest atop. The aroma of this beer is insane. Sweet cream, vanilla beans, chocolate syrup, butterscotch - crazy sweet smell. This reminds me of an overly-sweet coffee drink. Super creamy mouthfeel. Carbonation is light, but not overly thin. The sweetness carries over to the flavor quite so. A huge wallop of vanilla, chocolate milk, syrup, marshmallows, whipped cream, etc. Bordering on cloying. This is too much for me I think. I can’t find any aspect of this that makes it a ’beer.’ There are better example of sweet stouts that carry some residual sweetness, but don’t compromise on the base beer flavors. I’m glad I split this bottle. An entire bottle would have been a chore for me. This has ’dessert’ and ’ice cream’ written all over it. No on to check my blood glucose...

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beerhunter111 (16477) - Hasborn, GERMANY - AUG 26, 2016
33cl bottle. Klare dunkel rötlich braune Farbe, mittelgroße hell bräunliche schaumkrone. Geruch süß schokoladig, Haselnüsse, mild röstmalzig. Geschmack mild röstmalzig, sehr süß, intensiv schokoladig, Haselnüsse.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
lello4ever (631) - ITALY - AUG 25, 2016
UPDATED: AUG 25, 2016 Nera con schiuma persistente marroncina di buona compattezza. Aroma fantastico, malto e vaniglia. Al palato si conferma molto dolce, con caffè appena accennato, cioccolato al latte spinto, anche la tostatura, mentre vaniglia. Abbastanza acquosa, non è cremosa e il corpo è leggero. La Stout più dolce che abbia mai provato, si addice ai dolci al cioccolato, non molto sul pasto.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Maracuja05 (114) - Mainz, GERMANY - AUG 23, 2016
23-08-16 / 355ml bottle. Pours a dark dark brown colour with frothy beige head, that disappears quite fast. So much chocolate in the nose. A bit creamy, but could be more. Very sweet. The chocolate is more like a cheap milkchocolate than a "luxurious chocolate". I dont get the high rating, maybe its just not my style.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
oliodnb (661) - ITALY - AUG 20, 2016
UPDATED: AUG 21, 2016 550ml bottle. Pours dark brown, almost black with a beautiful creamy beige head. The beer is quite well made but I absolutely don?t like the fake-ish chocolate flavor. Both at nose and palate it remembers me of industrial milk chocolate like the infamous Kinder one. Could benefit from more roasted flavors and/or bitterness to balance the sweetness. Mouthfeel is also very good but the aftertaste is pretty bland. Almost a beer for kids, disappointing.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
LordBrew (195) - Ziemnice, POLAND - AUG 19, 2016
Piwo doskonale czarne, nieprzejrzyste, piana gruba, beżowa, eleganckie. Aromat - zwala z nóg! Potężny duet czekolady i kawy doprawiony lekką palonością, kojarzy się z lodami czekoladowymi z ziarenkami kawy, bardzo intensywny. Nos zapowiada piwo bardzo, bardzo słodkie. Smak - mnóstwo czekolady, sporo karmelu ale nie szczypiącego, pojawia się wyraźniejsza niż w aromacie paloność, jakaś nawet goryczka. Szkoda, że w smaku nie ma już tak intensywnej kawy jak w aromacie. Posmak bardzo długi, czekoladowy z cieniem karmelu. Wysycenie średnie, faktura kremowa. Znakomite piwo!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BytesAndBrews (37) - - AUG 11, 2016
Very dark brown, with a beige head. Rich chocolate aroma with a hint of vanilla. Smooth milk chocolate flavor with a slightly bitter finish of dark roasted malt. This is a beer for chocolate lovers.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Maits (113) - ESTONIA - AUG 11, 2016
Dark brown beer with descent beige head. Nice sweet chocolate and malty aroma. Taste is full of chocolate and roasted malts, aftertaste a bit bitter. Carbonation is just right for this beer. Very nice sweet stout.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
shoulderbroken (3664) - Tokyo, JAPAN - AUG 8, 2016
Bottle. Not sure why this is scored so highly. Sweet chocolate, little bitterness, smooth. Quite nice but bit too sweet and soft. Caramel. Much, much too sweet for me and was difficult to finish it.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
IPAgutten79 (913) - Skui, NORWAY - AUG 5, 2016
Mørk med lavt skum. Aroma av sjokolade, karamell og vanilje. Smaker flust av sjokolade, samt karamell. Medium konsistens.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Inbreak (4426) - Loddefjord, NORWAY - AUG 5, 2016
05.08.2016, 12 oz bottle @ home:
Nice creamy mediumlasting head. Aroma is sweet, milk chocolate, lactose, vanilla, grass, dark sugar, dark malts, minerals. Taste is mild and sweet, lactose, dark malts, minerals, vanilla, milk chocolate, grass. Medium bitterness, slightly dry and watery mouthfeel. Nice.

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