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Brewed by Samuel Smith
Style: Sweet Stout
Tadcaster, England

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RATINGS: 625   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.67   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.


Indra's rating

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Indra (2570) - 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 I’ve 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.


2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Mrnoluv (120) - long beach, California, USA - APR 18, 2014
You can smell chocolate, but it’s just not as strong as I would like it. To me this beer is like taking your favorite stout and pouring a cup of water to it. Nowhere near Speedway or Founders Breakfast Stout.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
yngwie (12682) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - APR 18, 2014
Bottle. A dark reddish brown beer topped by a small, dense, beige head. The aroma is dominated by chocolate, with a fruity sweetish--ness. Chocolate, sweetness, white sugar, hints of coffee and quite a lot of fruityness, with some vanilla sugar in the back. Medium body, almost thin, with a decent carbonation. Way to sugary this one, but at least there’s chocolate going on. 140418

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Meilby (6415) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - APR 18, 2014
Bottle 550ml @ yngwie
Pours dark reddish brown with a off-white head. Aroma has notes of roasted malt, cocoa and milk chocolate. Taste is heavy sweet and light bitter with a very sweet chocolate finish.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Geokkjer (5341) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - APR 18, 2014
Bottle. Pours dark brown with a beige head. Aroma of chocolate, caramel, cocoa, malt and fruitiness. Flavor is sweet chocolate and vanilla with some fruitiness, brown sugar and sweet red berries. Medium body, average carbonation.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
holdan (251) - USA - APR 16, 2014
Dark with nice creama. Aroma powerful chocolate. Taste sweet powerful chocolate, roasted malt. Full bode, thich, low carb. Finish with long chocolate notes.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Habanero (2157) - Tranbjerg, DENMARK - APR 12, 2014
Bottled. Pours black with a small beige head. Aroma of primary chocolate, slightly roeated malt, caramel and dark fruit notes. Sweet flavor that ends up more dry and with a hint of bitterness. Medium bodied, oily to creamy texture and soft carb. A delicious and smooth stout.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
lusikka (5341) - Tampere, FINLAND - APR 11, 2014
550 ml bottle @ Kaisla, Helsinki. Pours a dark brown colour with a small head. Rich aroma of biscuit, chocolate and grass. Quite rich flavour of chocolate, cream, grassy bitterness and wooden notes. Creamy mouthfeel. Great.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
tiong (3071) - Espoo, FINLAND - APR 11, 2014
550ml bottle @ Kaisla, Helsinki

Pours pitch black with a smooth white head. Aroma of cocoa powder, vanilla and roastiness. Taste is sweet, powdery and artificial with some vanilla and cocoa notes. Finish is sweet with notes of chocolate, cocoa and vanilla. Okay, but a bit unbalanced.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Masterkush7 (378) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - APR 8, 2014
Pours a dark brown. Aroma is sweet with hints of Carmel. Chocolate. Coffee. Taste is has a deep chocolate flavour that is quite nice. I'm getting some vanillia notes to as well as Carmel. Quite an enjoyable stout. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rob_D_UK (640) - Surrey, ENGLAND - APR 8, 2014
Where do I start? This was delicious. Poured dark. Smell was a lovely hot chocolate. The taste was almost as delicious and chocolatey.


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