Brewed by Samuel Smith
Style: Sweet Stout
Tadcaster, England


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RATINGS: 1105   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.7/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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.

Jamesthebrit's rating

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Jamesthebrit (416) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JAN 27, 2013
A: Huge chocolate note. An acidity cuts trough giving a fruitiness to the chocolate backbone. Almost like low quality chocolate or so. A: Pours thin and lackluster but the heat is creamy and very nice. In the glass it looks more bold than during the pour. T: Taste is identical to the smell. Chocolate is a huge player and the subtle fruitiness comes through. What I like about this beer compared to other chocolate beers is it’s a more fruity chocolate than a bitter chocolate (which depends on where you grow your beans (I designed a chocolate factory.....)) Goes down easy. P: Acidic on the palate but good flavor development. Medium body. Overall this is a great beer. As mentioned before, this is different than other chocolate beers where it brings a more fruit note than a bitter note. Also nice to see a chocolate beer that is lower ABV. This was killer, and with the medium body this is a beer that beer lovers can love, but probably a good beer to convert people with. A must try.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
acemilan (38) - POLAND - OCT 14, 2016
Aromat: orzech laskowy, czekolada, kakao. Smak czekolada, kawa z mlekiem, orzechy laskowe, nieco kakao. Nie za słodkie, goryczka na niskim poziomie. Bardzo ładna piana. Ogólnie bardzo udany sweet stout.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
datrael (242) - Kraków, POLAND - OCT 12, 2016
W aromacie kakao, mleczna czekolada, latte, bardzo mlecznie. W wyglądzie ciemny brąz wpadający w czerń, piana lekka, beżowa, zdobiąca szkło. W smaku dużo kakao, kawy z mlekiem, nieco kawowej kwaśności, dużo laktozy. Ciało lekkie, wybitnie pijalne, dość wysycone. Słodkie z lekko gorzkawą kontrą, nieco kwaśne, wyczuwalna paloność. Bardzo smaczna, słodka, lekka klasyka gatunku. Może nieco za słodka ale spróbować warto.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Thomas_W1 (529) - Rastatt, GERMANY - OCT 10, 2016
Flasche 0,355l: Schwarz, kräftige Trübung, kräftiger fester mittelporiger beiger Schaum; sehr süße Nase, Kakaopulver, dunkle Schokolade, süßer Pfeifentabakrauch, echte Vanille; im Körper kräftige cremige Süße, Malz, Malzzucker, Röstaromen, Kakao, dunkle Schokolade, sehr cremig, deutliche Kohlensäure, leichte Trockenheit, Vanille, süßer Pfeifentabak; angenehmer langer süßlich-trockener Nachgang, zunehmende Bitterkeit

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Cokemonkey11 (537) - - OCT 5, 2016
Bottle. Pours black with a medium tan foam subsiding average slow. Scent is super dense chocolate milkshake! Taste is medium dense chocolate milkshake with surprising, nice bitter Porter finish, probably at least 50 IBU. Contrast to a very nice milkshake body and mouthfeel. Excellent.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Steffan (66) - WALES - SEP 30, 2016
Aroma of chocolate, coffee, appearance rich brown with average head, taste was nice thick and malty with coffee flavours but an acidic chocolate and sugar solution aftertaste lets it down.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
commonshawn (1057) - Minnesota, USA - SEP 24, 2016
Bottle at newsroom with commonmac and samadouche. Dark plum or black with medium white head. Very strong chocolate nose. Taste is chocolate, like a tootsie roll. Medium creamy body. Alcohol present. Good stuff.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
smaynard6000 (1006) - Apopka, Florida, USA - SEP 20, 2016
Bottle. Pours black with small light brown head. Aroma is mostly cocoa. Rich chocolaty notes dominate the flavor. Medium-to-full bodied. Excellent dessert beer.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Villyzzz (91) - Espoo, FINLAND - SEP 12, 2016
Bottle at home. Pours dark brown with medium beíge head. NIce lacing. Aroma is milk chocolate, mocha and cream. Taste has a lot of chocolate. Quite sweet with caramel and hints of malt. A bit light bodied but it suits the sweetness really well. Some bitterness but not overwhelmingly. Easily drinkable with quite short finish. Really nice and different chocolate stout. Will buy again.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ABUSEDGOAT (2603) - California, USA - SEP 10, 2016
Black pour, tan head, good lace/retention. Aroma is chocolate, cocoa, caramel. Medium bodied, sweet chocolate flavor dominates.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
EHSRanders (2008) - Tjele, DENMARK - SEP 3, 2016
Bottle. Black color With medium creamy light brown mostly lastning head. Aroma is chokolade. Sweet flavor. Creamy palate.

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