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Brewed by Samuel Smith
Style: Sweet Stout
Tadcaster, England

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RATINGS: 804   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.7   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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3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
VoodooBear (49) - San Juan, - MAY 10, 2014
Presentation: 355mL brown bottle with no freshness date anywhere, served in a snifter. Appearance: Pours a deep black color, no light shines through the glass. There’s a one finger, tan colored head and some very good lacing that covers the whole glass. Smell: Primary scents are of dark chocolate and roasted malt. There’s also some burnt bread notes and hint of molasses. Taste: Dark chocolate is dominant with some roasted malt in the background and a black coffee flavor as well. Mouthfeel: It’s very smooth and easy to drink with low carbonation. It feels a bit light bodied and refreshing even, which is unexpected for a stout. Overall: A very well crafted beer that is very approachable. Popular belief is that non-beer drinkers should start out with lighter colored and less flavorful brews. This beer shatters that stereotype with its drinkability and sweet chocolatey taste. It is actually a best seller in a lot of places down here in Puerto Rico.


3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
OldCrow (3) - Maryland, USA - FEB 1, 2015 does not count
I found it a little too chocolaty. I would’ve preferred a more subtle chocolate flavor and more of a good roasty stout profile. It was good if your looking for a dessert beer. It’s not a beer you’ll want to have more than one at a sitting.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
shaynsawchuk (581) - Mississauga, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 31, 2015
550 mL bottle. Black on black with a thick, relentless head of beige. Nose is rich, creamy chocolate, a touch of roasted malt, mild grainy sweetness and a hint of dark fruit. Sweet and chocolate dominated but somehow still tastes like a beer. Creamy thick on the palate with moderate carbonation. Finish is clean. Not entirely sure why I like this (flavored beers give me the willies), but I do.

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
arn8897 (60) - Trenton, Ohio, USA - JAN 29, 2015
Pouran we as jet black with a khaki head. Aromas of chocolate and lactose and chocolate and malt sweetness and chocolate. Taste of chocolate and sweetness and chocolate. Very nice lacing in the glass. Thin mouth feely but overall very nice beer.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Blade86 (680) - Wrocław, POLAND - JAN 26, 2015
strong chocolate and milky aroma, some vanilla, black with dark brown reflexes, low bitterness, moderately high sweetness ; medium body, rather thin and very smooth feel, soft carbonation, long sweet and also little bit dry finish; Overall: very good beer, little to sweet for me but nevertheless well made, incredible aroma

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
falco242 (302) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JAN 24, 2015
Wow. This is seriously the perfect dessert beer. Rich, chocolaty, roasted and sweet...it’s just fantastic. Like a melted chocolate bar of goodness.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MatthijsE (919) - NETHERLANDS - JAN 24, 2015
Bottle @ home. Pours black with a thin beige head. big lactose and chocolate on the nose. very sweet on the tongue with a huge chocolate taste. It’s like they took chocolate milk and turned it into a beer.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
KoNrRiI (560) - Århus, DENMARK - JAN 22, 2015
0.55 bottle. Very dark brown color and a large, thick, brownish head though it leaves no lacing. Very strong and nice aroma of cocoa, some sugar, vanilla, and delicate coffee. Taste is also very sweet and also mostly composed of cocoa, vanilla, sugar, and doughnuts with glazing. Medium body, slick texture, and soft carbonation. Finish is long, very resemblant of small, cocoa treats usually served with coffee. Overall a great beer, worth checking out.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Countbeer (4849) - Best of E-Town mit ein Brauhaus, NETHERLANDS - JAN 22, 2015
Bottle (50cl): Thanks GlasgowTAD: Served at 13 degrees Celsius in a Shaker: Medium sized creamy head on top of a deep dark brown colored beer. Aromas of chocolate, milk chocolate, chocolate malts, some sweet cacoa... Flavours of chocolate, sweet chocolate, hops, light bitter, some malts and light toast. Aftertaste is a mix of bitters, chocolate, malts and some herbs. Low carbo, light creamy mouthfeel and a good medium body. Good chocolate stout!

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
AnokaBrewer (46) - Anoka, Minnesota, USA - JAN 21, 2015
I liked this even better than the Oatmeal Stout. Chocolate aroma, dark brown, almost black in color with some red tones. White head, but not as much as thee Oatmeal Stout. Chocolate flavor in the taste and long into the finish. Not sweet, well balanced.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
OpticalCandle (2) - Texas, USA - JAN 17, 2015 does not count
Aroma: milk chocolate primarily, a hint of vanilla. Appearance: almost opaque reddish black, not much light getting through. Some tan head, but dissipates quickly. Taste: mostly sweetness, although there’s a gentle bitter finish that comes out after a few sips. Palate: medium-full body with just light carbonation, nice creamy texture. Overall, this is one of my favorite chocolate stouts. Always available, reasonably priced (although getting more expensive with time), it’s an easy go-to.


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