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Brewed by Samuel Smith
Style: Sweet Stout
Tadcaster, England

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RATINGS: 676   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.


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3.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
colej1650 (14) - Lincoln, Nebraska, USA - NOV 8, 2012
Pours dark with a rich head. Chocolate taste very noticeable without a heavy burnt taste. Very nice finish and a good beer.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
solidfunk (3674) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - JUL 27, 2014
Good dose of dark chocolate here and a decent drink. Pours black with mocha head and lacing. Finishes sweet and bitter. Some roast, though lighter and tempered. Bottle from grape and gourmet enjoyed on Rehoboth beach.

3.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
grimreaperguru (233) - santee, California, USA - JUL 24, 2014
Pours an almost jet black ruby red with very little head that was tan color. The aroma was of a nice sweet chocolate. The flavor was of a nice chocolate with vanilla notes to it. The body was on the medium side with a slight bitter aftertaste. Overall a good brew.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jercraigs (7638) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 20, 2014
2014-07-18. Black body, large toamy tan and lace. 4+ flavour is sweet, chocolate like Hershey’s syrup and Ovaltine. Aroma is sweet, chocolate and sweet cocoa powder/hot chocolate. Smooth average plus to med palate is softly carbonated.quite pleasant but a bit overly sweet by the end of it. Bottle from LCBO, Toronto.

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
mrhopsbeertalk (103) - Massachusetts, USA - JUL 19, 2014
Bordering on perfection, this sweet stout is sublime. The aroma is strictly cocoa, sweet but not cloying. The flavor follows with added drinkability from notes of coffee and a vague but distinguishable bitterness.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Hkrivera (94) - Guaynabo, PUERTO RICO - JUL 18, 2014
Very strong chocolate flavor, which overpowers the coffee. If you are a chocolate fan, this one is for you. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.3
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jflopsu (505) - 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 (683) - 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 (1838) - 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 (2334) - Santa Monica, California, USA - JUL 4, 2014
Brown pour, tan head, chocolate nose, chocolate taste, coffee, delicious bottle here


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