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Brewed by Samuel Smith
Style: Sweet Stout
Tadcaster, England

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RATINGS: 1090   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.7/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


Jcarb28's rating

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
Jcarb28 (97) - Pico Rivera, California, USA - APR 10, 2013
Dark black on the pour with a light brown/tan head. Very sweet and chocolatey aromas linger throughout and a full, rich, delicious chocolate cream flavor while you drink. Not over powering yet perfect for dessert or any time of the day. Great!


2.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Maracuja05 (113) - 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.

2.7
   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.

4.2
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
LordBrew (193) - 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!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BytesAndBrews (33) - - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Maits (111) - 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.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
shoulderbroken (3658) - 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.

3.9
   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.

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Inbreak (4403) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Iznogud (2377) - CROATIA - JUL 31, 2016
Bottle, 500 ml from Ščurk. Shared with Miro and JFK10000. Pours dark brown with medium beige head. Malty, lots of milk chocolate, cocoa, vanilla. Quite smooth and easy drinkable. Medium bodied.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
likeatrainwreck (443) - Stockport, Cheshire, ENGLAND - JUL 31, 2016
Chocolate overload, but in a good way. Drunk whilst eating a big slab of chocolate cake, and it was delicious. Loads of powdery cocoa, sweet roasty malts, long sweet finish. Very much a desert beer, but great stuff.


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