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Brewed by Samuel Smith
Style: Sweet Stout
Tadcaster, England

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RATINGS: 671   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.67   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.


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3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
AGknights44 (19) - - OCT 12, 2013
Aroma: chocolate, vanilla, mocha, hazel, slight roasted barley, slight fruit. Appearance: generally black with deep brown and red hues. Light brown creamy lasting head. Lacing in the glass. Palate: med/heavy body, low carbonation. Finish leans towards a long lasting nutty chocolate flavor. Taste: foreshadowed by aroma. In decreasing strength, mocha, chocolate, vanilla, dark fruit, sweet malt, roasted barley. Needs a stronger base and would like more chocolate if thats the name.


4.3
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jflopsu (498) - New Jersey, USA - JUL 13, 2014
Pours a dark black with light tan head. Has a strong cocoa and malt aroma. Has a strong cocoa taste with some malts and coffee, but a little watered down than most chocolate stouts. The chocolate taste lingers.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hfmejias (661) - Dover, Delaware, USA - JUL 13, 2014
Bottle. Poured Dark brown with a nice tan head. Aroma of Chocolate, vanilla and malts. Taste is consistent, lots of chocolate, and roast malts, combined with some vanilla towards the end. Very tasty, very enjoyable stout.

4.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
csheridan (1) - Illinois, USA - JUL 7, 2014 does not count
Amazing Chocolate Stout, for someone that doesn't like a coffee flavor base. Sweet, and I don't find the flavor artificial as some reviewers have...if you're looking for a true chocolate "dessert beer," I can't imagine any better than this. Tops my previous chocolate fave, Southern Tier's Choklat. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
JFGrind (1835) - Glenside, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 6, 2014
Strong chocolate and vanilla aroma blend well with sweet malts. Medium bodied dark stout, a well done Sweet Stout from Sammy Smiths.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DedicatedToFun (2158) - Santa Monica, California, USA - JUL 4, 2014
Brown pour, tan head, chocolate nose, chocolate taste, coffee, delicious bottle here

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
woodychevy (338) - - JUN 30, 2014
550 ml bottle. Pours black with a decent head. Nice looking brew- not too many bubbles. Appropriately weighty for a stout. Taste is tons of chocolate, dark malt, some vanilla and a nice warmth on the back end. Really smooth and creamy. Sweet- reminiscent of milk stout/ lactose sweetness. Palate/ mouthfeel is about perfect for the style- low carbonation and substantial mouthfeel. If I had to nitpick, chocolate is slightly overwhelming and a bit of a bully flavor-wise in this one- but it is, after all, a chocolate stout. Will buy again.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
skoll (420) - Traverse City, Michigan, USA - JUN 28, 2014
Dark brown, small beige head. Aroma chocolate and sweet malt. Medium light body. Creamy. Flavor is sweet and quite chocolately, but reasonably balanced with some drier malt character. liked this one this is now my favorite chocolate stout!

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Dr_O (1) - Flowery Branch, Georgia, USA - JUN 27, 2014 does not count
I lovey creamy smooth stouts and this is just delicious. Like a dessert beer Yum!

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MrFecesious (903) - British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 21, 2014
Shared bottle. Thanks Lehr! Beautiful milk chocolate, sweet vanilla aroma. Taste is very sweet with a tart punch. Creamy.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Busick (355) - South Carolina, USA - JUN 18, 2014
I love it when a great brewery produces a great beer, such as this tasty chocolate stout! Delicious at any time of the day!


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