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Brewed by Samuel Smith
Style: Sweet Stout
Tadcaster, England

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RATINGS: 697   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.


Sliprivet's rating

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Sliprivet (5) - Fremont, California, USA - DEC 25, 2012
I enjoyed this stout on Xmas,,,,after all the kids opened the presents. After all that hi pitched manic panic, the tout provided a nice aromatic smooth taste. I had the Bison chocolate stout last week and I like the San Smith better. Iíd drink it again next season.


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
gunnfryd (10460) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - SEP 1, 2014
Bottle. Dark red brown colour with a beige head. Aroma is chocolate, roasted malt. Flavour is sweet, chocolate, roasted malt, sugar. . Medium body. OK beer.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bahumat (113) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 31, 2014
Aroma: 7/10. Acrid, cocoa, malt, a hint of ash. Appearance: 5/5. Pours a cola brown-black with a lingering mocha head. Would score this 4/5 but awarding a bonus point for that label; itís really a beautiful label, the current photo just doesnít do it justice. Taste: 7/10. Yup, Chocolate! Overpoweringly sweet, like chocolate syrup, with a gentle balancing sourness and a richness to the cocoa finish that reminds me of a mug of hot chocolate. Palate: 4/5. Smooth, silky across the tongue and teeth, only a very gentle astringency. Overall: 15/20. Itís a good beer, but too sweet for me (and I donít think Iíve EVER said that about a stout before, wow!). Could definitely use more cocoa and less sweetness to the brew, but that aside, itís a lovely example of itís kind, and certainly better than any other chocolate stout Iíve had before.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
graham_murphy (285) - - AUG 30, 2014
On the back of other chocolate stouts (brooklyn, brewdog) Iíve got to say I was disappointed. Too sweet for me. And the taste of chocolate was very heavy and too dominant. Iíd perfer more subtlety.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
allmyvinyl (3193) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 29, 2014
550ml bottle from the beerhive. Pours deep dark brown, thin beige head. Aromas of chocolate and little else. Cocoa powder. Maybe a little rum. Taste is all chocolate. Bit thin on the finish.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ericular (605) - Minnesota, USA - AUG 26, 2014
Pours a very dark brown with lasting beige head and decent lacing. Aroma is super chocolate, almost to the point of syrupy and artificial. Itís not bad, but thereís not much else to it. Taste is more of the same, with sugar and cocoa. Itís not a terrible drink, but itís more of a chocolate drink than a beer. It needs more alcohol to add warmth and more of a bite to make this interesting.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
badpuppy69 (217) - orange, California, USA - AUG 26, 2014
Pours a dark brown. With. Nice tan head very creamy. Aroma is straight up malty chocolate. Taste follows. The aroma with a slight baleys. And creme note. Very good brew.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DocJitsu (911) - Florida, USA - AUG 25, 2014
Pours a datk cola brown with a dark cola, long-lasting head. Pungent milk chocolate and hot cocoa mix aromas. Smooth mouthfeel. Taste approximates the nose. The only issue I have is that it tastes more like a cocoa drink than an ale.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
sic1314 (3235) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - AUG 24, 2014
Poured deep, dark reddish brown with a frothy beige head. Aroma of cocoa, toasted malt, candy sweetness. Medium body, flavour much as the aroma, quite sweet, light dark chocolate bitterness underlying.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Procent (77) - POLAND - AUG 22, 2014
W aromacie czekolada mleczna, wanilia, lekko palone, chmielowe i lekkie estry (jabłka). Kolor ciemnobrązowy, nieprzejrzysty, pod światło ciemnorubinowy Ładna, gęsta piana z ładnym lacingiem. W smaku także mleczna czekolada, więcej paloności, kawa a w tle także ciut estrůw. Piwo słodkie, goryczka niska, pełnia średnia, nasycenie średnie. Brakuje ciała w tym piwie, Imperial Stout w tym typie byłby chyba idealny. Ale i tak bardzo dobrze złożone, aksamitne piwo! Warka do 07.2015.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
pkmd1 (23) - - AUG 21, 2014
Chocolate for sure. Cola colored with thin whitish head and for sure a strong chocolate liqueur taste that at first seems nice but later leaves you wanting for just a good porter minus the artificial type chocolate taste. Nice to try and maybe good as the Black in a Black and Tan.


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