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Brewed by Samuel Smith
Style: Sweet Stout
Tadcaster, England

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RATINGS: 921   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.69   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.


Smoothsippin's rating

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Smoothsippin (36) - Minnesota, USA - MAR 16, 2013
Very enjoyable. Chocolate and caramel nose follows through to the taste, but stays light and is not overpowering or heavy. Consistent throughout without a strong or bitter aftertaste. One of my favorite beers.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
alomtnez (202) - SPAIN - AUG 26, 2015
Aroma is mostly chocolate. Taste is sweet chocolate on a balanced stout backbone. It is a sweet drink, more a dessert drink than a beer, but nice if you like sweet flavours.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
vanvenlo (1462) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - AUG 25, 2015
(25-Aug-2015)Sweet choc aroma.Black,brown head&sheet lace.Sweet rich choc vanilla flavour.Dark choc finish&choc vanilla aftertaste.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
MonsterMagnet (629) - NETHERLANDS - AUG 21, 2015
Bottle. Big sweet milk chocolate nose and taste. Creamy milk chocolate. And then some. Not my thing.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
AStoutFan (19) - Geneva, New York, USA - AUG 18, 2015
This is a decadent beer. It deserves the designation of chocolate more than any other I know of by far. As well it is literally a sweet stout, more similar to an actual candy bar than most brews which should more accurately be called "cocoa stouts". It is swimming in chocolate. One of a kind distinctly sweet aroma. Chocolate with notes of chocolate and laced with chocolate with chocolate overtones. Tastes strong chocolate with hints of marshmallow. Color is effectively black but looking carefully through a thinner amount reveals that it is actually a very dark red or brown, similar to a Guinness. Feels great and drinks too easy but it is so strongly sweet and decadent that I would not like to drink more than one. This is not a dessert beer, this beer is dessert. Ive been looking for a beer like this for a long time but in the time it took to get here Ive realized that a beer is not meant to be chocolate milk. Would like to rate even higher, but as I have stated this is not for mature tastes and a little too rich in retrospect. You dont feel like youve gained for drinking it once its gone.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
a_sully (298) - - AUG 14, 2015
Dark brown with barely any head. Aroma of milk chocolate. Taste is very full dark chocolate and finished with a bitter coffee note. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
seehaferb23 (98) - - AUG 13, 2015
The is definitely a desert beer strong but well balanced beer. Cannery Row Beer Club gives this 5 thumbs up. Cheers! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Toomio (348) - Joensuu, FINLAND - AUG 13, 2015
Suklainen Malibu, isolla vaahdolla. Mallasta ja alkoholia puuttuu. Vhn paksumpana koville pisteille.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Borup (8221) - Albertslund, DENMARK - AUG 12, 2015
Bottle at K 15. Dark brown colour with a beige head. Aroma and flavour of roasted malt, caramel, vanilla and chocolate.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Towey1989 (709) - Stoke On Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 12, 2015
Bottle at The Congress, Longton. A deep brown colour with a thick, fizzy tan head. Aroma of sweet milk chocolate, like drinking chocolate, vanilla, hazelnut, slight roasted malts and subtle metallic tones. Taste of sweet milk chocolate, subtle roasted coffee, vanilla, hazelnut and slight roasted malts. Medium bodied and a smooth texture. A bittersweet, chocolatey finish with subtle roasted malt bitterness. I like how the sweet chocolatey, vanilla flavour is balanced with some roasted malt, coffee bitterness with some hazelnut flavours thrown in. Nice.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
TheBeerBulldog (5) - Indiana, USA - AUG 9, 2015 does not count
Pours dark, with golden brown thick foamy head. Nice aroma with a very smooth mouth-feel. Creamy and rich with a sweet finish.


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