RateBeer
overall
98
98
style
Brewed by Samuel Smith
Style: Sweet Stout
Tadcaster, England

bottled
common

on tap
common

Broad Distribution

Add Distribution Data
RATINGS: 765   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.7   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
Share this beer with friends!
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.


Indra's rating

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Indra (2657) - Overland Park, Kansas, USA - JAN 31, 2013
500ml bottle. Tons of chocolate in the nose, not leaving room for much else in fact, other than some dark roast, sweetness, vanilla and brown malts. Dark brown-black in color, head is uneven and lasting. Mega-chocolate flavor as well, one of the chocolatey-est beers Iíve had, if not the most, with huge dark chocolate from start to end, more faintly roasty coffeeish touches here and there, but plenty of sweetness overrides that for the most part, finishing with more lactose-like sweetness and chocolate. A bit much, overall, and not very beery.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Steverus0 (199) - Shreveport, Louisiana, USA - DEC 22, 2014
Hot chocolate on the nose from a dark pour with light toffee head that lingers nicely. Too much chocolate sweetness is good in small sips by the fire but a bit hard to take in a stout. I could have used some more bitterness or bite, but this was pleasant enough. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
MrBlueSky93 (35) - Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, ENGLAND - DEC 21, 2014
Orgasmic. Bottle from Beers of Europe Orgasmic, smells like Chocolate Milkshake, Chocolate Ice Cream, Chocolate....Donít need to drink it, just smell it in.

3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
tonypreto (124) - Akron, Ohio, USA - DEC 19, 2014
550 ml bottle poured into chalice. Aroma of rich malty chocolate. Pours a deep dark brown with a rapidly dissipating tan head. Very lightly carbonated with a slight creaminess to it. The malts and chocolate are greatly roasted and very noticeable. Overall was a solid beer, especially at the price point.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
burleybrew (49) - - DEC 19, 2014
Bottle from chico. Fat chocolate aroma matched by big cocoa flavor. Itís a sweet stout, but drinkable for a special occasion. An odd beer done right.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mabel (6689) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 19, 2014
[6537-20140718] Bottle. Super chocolate mocha cocoa bean aroma with a hint of fresh leafy fruitiness. Black body with a huge long-lasting foamy off-white head. Chocolate continues in the flavour, intensely and swooningly, with a touch of anise seed. Full body. Delicious. (8/4/8/4/16) 4.0

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Raistlin (144) - London, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 17, 2014
Almost black colour with quite stable, tan head. Lacing isnít impressive but itís ok. Strong aroma of cocoa, chocolate, vanilla & subtle note of coffee. Taste reminds me a bit of alcoholic chocolates. Itís well balanced. Light and creamy texture. Damn good beer, Iíd definitely buy it again.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
eduardovl (956) - SWITZERLAND - DEC 16, 2014
500ml served in a snifter glass. A: Pours a dark brown color forming s big and aired beige head. Medium retention and lots of lingering lacings formed and left in the glass. S: A chocolate bomb, really. Iíve never drank a beer with such a strong smelk of chocolate. Also sweet malts, roasted malts and vanilla. Notes of chesnuts as well. T: Pretty much like the nose. Sweet upfront. Notes of chocolate, chocolate malts, roasted malts. A bit milky and lactic. M: Medium and creamy body. Medium to low carbonation. Lactic aftertaste. O: Great ale. Excelent example of Milk Stout and chocolate based Stout. [ BA Review @ 4/29/2013 ]

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Pelzky (40) - Szczecin, POLAND - DEC 14, 2014
Almost black colour with quite stable, tan head. Lacing isnít impressive but itís ok. Strong aroma of cocoa, chocolate, vanilla & subtle note of coffee. Taste reminds me a bit of alcoholic chocolates. Itís well balanced. Light and creamy texture. Damn good beer, Iíd definitely buy it again.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
PigMine (40) - San Angelo, Texas, USA - DEC 14, 2014
It is a perfect stout. This is probably better than Youngs double chocolate. It has no faults that I can see. The price on it is incredible too. I think it deserves a perfect score.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mecafilo (102) - Perugia, ITALY - DEC 9, 2014
Bottle @ home. Pours with a very dark brown colour, small short lasting frothy brown head. Aroma has very rich notes of chocolate, cocoa and vanilla; additional notes of licorice. Taste is heavy sweet, slightly sour; I like it a lot, even though somebody could find it too sweet. Medium body, creamy texture, average carbonation.


We Want To Hear From You



Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »



Page    1  2 3 4 » 77


Tick this beer

for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Copyright © 2000-2014,
RateBeer LLC. All rights
reserved.
about us
About RateBeer
FAQ
Contact/Feedback
New Beers
add
Advanced Search
Add A Beer
Add A Brewer
Add A Place
Events
membership
Log In
Edit Personal Info
Buy Premium Membership
Your Messages
the best
RateBeer Best
100 Beer Club
The Top 50