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Brewed by Samuel Smith
Style: Sweet Stout
Tadcaster, England

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RATINGS: 860   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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3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
arrogantb (1402) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 22, 2012
500ml bottle $3.99. Dark black color, cream colored head, sticky lacing. Aroma is cocoa, kind of sickly sweet, hints of vanilla. Flavor is full of chocolate, cocoa, but that sweetness if there and its cloying. They captured the chocolate well but this tastes like it has sugar added to it, not my thing at all. Serving type: bottle Reviewed on: 11-18-2012 00:19:11


3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
SperkeleForce (704) - FINLAND - MAY 1, 2015
Bottle 50 CL. Black color with huge fluffy brown head. Notes of milk chocolate, roasted, creamy. Smooth and nice desert drink.

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3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bluus (2) - - APR 30, 2015 does not count
Bottle, pours black with light brownish head. Aroma has chocolate and cocoa and the taste is sweet but rather well balanced. I’m not a big fan of chocolate stouts but this one is definitely one of the best ones I’ve had.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Lambister (284) - FINLAND - APR 30, 2015
550ml bottle from Alko, thanks k0mpsa. Super chocolate and cocoa nose with deep delicious cacao like aromas. Smooth and easy drinking, but very well balanced flavors. Surprisingly good from our monopoly.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
k0mpsa (1558) - Järvenpää, FINLAND - APR 30, 2015
Bottle from alko. Black color, tanned head. Aroma is full chocolate, roasty, raisins. Sweet chocolate body, some roasty and coffee notes.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Kingi (508) - - APR 30, 2015
Sweet light chocolate aroma. Taste is medium sweetness. No Real bitterness. Medium body. Interesting to taste but nothing special. Finish could be stronger

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Dermi (722) - Helsinki, FINLAND - APR 28, 2015
55 cl, bottled. Pours black with a large tanned head. Aroma: Cocoa, vanilla, cookies. Taste: Medium+ sweet, pleasant balanced bitterness. Chocolate flavours, some malt. Palate: Medium body. Good chocolate stout.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mikkopen (910) - Oulu, FINLAND - APR 26, 2015
550 ml bottle. Black, with a thick light tan head. Sweet aroma of chocolate and vanilla, some roasted malt. The flavour is sweet, with milk chocolate and vanilla, and some roasted notes in the finish. To my taste a bit too sugary and light-bodied, but still not bad.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
kustie (304) - Tampere, FINLAND - APR 25, 2015
Bottle. Opaque black color with light brown head. Aroma has cocoa, chocolate and caramel malt. Taste is very sweet with long malty finish. Flavors of cocoa, chocolate, ripe fruits, raisins.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
doubelknv3 (1031) - Illinois, USA - APR 20, 2015
Black, tan head, and mild lacing. Chocolate, caramel, vanilla, and mild roast aroma. Medium bodied, sweet, mild roast, woody, and mildly syrupy. Sweet malt dominate, mild bitterness, and nice dry notes. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
EdInSaltLake (716) - Salt Lake City, Utah, USA - APR 18, 2015
Dark chocolate, sweet malt character. Flavor also has some raisin, molasses/toffee, licorice. Nice cocoa aftertaste. Really sweet -- but it works well with the chocolate flavor.


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