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Brewed by Samuel Smith
Style: Sweet Stout
Tadcaster, England

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RATINGS: 621   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.68   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.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
fonefan (33333) - VestJylland, DENMARK - MAR 7, 2013

Bottle 500ml.

Clear dark black brown colour with a large, creamy, good lacing, fully lasting, light beige head. Aroma is heavy malty, chocolate, cacao, vanilla. Flavour is heavy sweet and light to moderate bitter with a long duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20121203]

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
yespr (29683) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - SEP 13, 2013
50 cL bottle. Pours hazy brown with a small tan head. Aroma is chocolate, light powdery. Vanilla and milky chocolate. Sweet, mild fruity, chocolate and light bitter. Lingering smooth chocolate finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
saxo (13455) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - MAY 29, 2013
Sample @ DØE. Nice head with good duration. Color is black. Aroma and taste are roast malt, cocoa, lactose sugar, caramel and hops.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
madmitch76 (13348) - , Essex, ENGLAND - SEP 14, 2013
18th January 2013
Opaque black beer with a good pale tan head. Nice nose of chocolate. Palate is slightly soft with mild fine carbonation. Sweet dark chocolate and tangy chocolate powder! Trace of dark fruits Mild dry malt cream. Finishes semi dry. Pretty chocolate! Decent stuff!

3.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
cgarvieuk (13131) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 16, 2012
bottle at home ... deep dark black... thin tan head ... deep rich cooking/drinking chocolate nose ... wonderfully complex nose ... soft chocolate malts ... light body ... chocolate milk ... lot lessdepth to flavour ... its just chocolate mix.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
MiP (13046) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - SEP 13, 2013
Bottle, 5%. Chocolate powder aroma. Black colour. Good stable light brown head. The flavour is sweet with a strong, pungent chocolate note. More like chocolate powder for mixing with more than real chocolate. Rather sweet, tastes like lactose.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
harrisoni (12648) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - OCT 5, 2012
Bottle at Ye Olde Cheshire Cheese. Very dark brown black beer with thick head. Strong choc aroma. Choc and liquorice in mouth. Some plum fruit. Interesting. Dark plum fruit. Yes rich dark plum and choc beer. Tasty.

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
TBone (11888) - Pori, FINLAND - DEC 30, 2013
Bottle 500ml @Beer Hunters
Dark opaque brown color, good beige head. Strong essance chocolate aroma. Medium-bodied. Super sweet, essance chocolate/cocoa flavor. Awful. Couldn’t finish the bottle. I can’t understand score here.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bu11zeye (11760) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - APR 14, 2013
(500ml bottle) Pours a black body with a medium cream head. Aroma of chocolate, toffee, toasted grain, vanilla, and graham cracker. Flavor of chocolate, graham cracker, roasted grain, plum, and light almond milk with moderate dry, mildly bitter finish.

2.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Christian (10778) - Odense, DENMARK - MAY 11, 2013
Dark brown with a big off-white head. Aroma of chocolate, candy and caramel. Sweet chocolate flavour with an artificial feel to it


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