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Brewed by Samuel Smith
Style: Sweet Stout
Tadcaster, England

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RATINGS: 728   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.68   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


2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
mike_77 (3269) - NETHERLANDS - OCT 25, 2014
Dark brown with fluffy head. Unfortunately this beer is overly sweet and sugary. Lacking in bitterness and depth.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
MayumiH (127) - Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 24, 2014
550ml bottle. Creamy texture, strongly chocolaty. Rich and heavy. A bit too sweet for my liking.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
HeistAlmighty (1133) - Saint John, New Brunswick, CANADA - OCT 23, 2014
Bottle. If chocolate milk were a beer. Dark, rich, chocolatey and creamy. It's unbeerness is almost unnerving. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
vsmith5 (4) - Jenkintown, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 22, 2014 does not count
I wanted to love this beer. On opening and pouring, it looks and smells great. the first sip is great, but somehow the chocolate and beer aren’t blended quite right. It’s definitely worth a try, but I found it fell short of first impressions.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BartekGB (4) - - OCT 22, 2014 does not count
Piwo z butelki 550 ml. Zapach wspaniały, czekolada. Piana niestety mało trfała. Piwo słabo nasycone, niska goryczka. Ale ta czekolada... Ładny laceing . Przyjemnie pijalne.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
daleharshman (920) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 21, 2014
550 ml bottle purchased 18 months ago at Beverage Warehouse while on a business trip to Los Angeles ($3.99). Pours an actual pitch black with two fingers of creamy brown foam. AROMA of quite delicious chocolate (leaning toward milk chocolate or perhaps chocolate milk), creamy vanilla, mild roast, and some cafe mocha. FLAVOR of creamy cocoa, heavy Hershey’s chocolate milk, moderately roasted malts, nice vanilla, and roasted nuts. Nicely sweet but far from cloying. Soft and creamy mouthfeel. Full of flavor and aroma without being high in ABV. Wow, really surprised by and impressed with this one! (723, 919)

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
spacecube (892) - Leeds, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - OCT 19, 2014
550ml bottle, pours black with a creamy tan head. Delicious rich chocolate & cocoa in the nose, Rich velvety and creamy texture. Finish is short with a light sweet chocolate aftertaste. Carbonation soft.Lovely stuff.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
aumentm (44) - North Carolina, USA - OCT 17, 2014
Amazing beer. Smells incredible. Natural flavored and really nice on a fall night. smooth finish.

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Willsaar (16) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - OCT 16, 2014
My God, just imagine a milk chocolate for adults...... This is the embodiment of that. When enjoying this beer there is no need for a dessert, this is dessert!!! Such an enjoyable beer. Pours a rich dark black brown, with a fast rising frothy head that quickly disappears leaving some nice lacing. Ahhhhh, the aroma, what an aroma!!!!!!! Roasted malt, mocha, milk chocolate, black cherry, and vanilla. I almost can’t stop sniffing thus beer!!!!! So wonderful to smell! The taste is big on chocolate- sweet but not overly so, almost zero bitterness. The roasted malt flavor transfers to a sweet taste, such an amazing dynamic between aroma and taste rarely found in any beer. On the mouth this is an über creamy beer- low CO2, but super smooth finish. By far my favorite dessert beer. You could pair this with any number of chocolate desserts but the minimalist in me says, enjoy this alone or with a simple single source bar of chocolate. This is a sublime beer!!

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Darkmagus82 (1731) - - OCT 16, 2014
Transfer from BA review on 4-27-14- Poured from bottle into a pint glass Appearance – The beer pours a deep brown color with a one finger of tan colored head. The head has a good level of retention, slowly fading to leave a moderate level of lace on the sides of the glass. Smell – The aroma of the beer is quite heavy of a roasted malt with tons of milk chocolate and vanilla. Along with these aromas are some caramel smells as well as some hints of earth. Overall the smell is sweet, chocolaty and delicious. Taste – The taste begins a huge sweet milk chocolate flavor mixed with a good dose of caramel and vanilla sweetness. Along with these flavors are others of a light roasted malt flavor. The roasted flavors fade a bit as the flavor advances with the cocoa flavors taking their place, getting very potent at the end. With an even greater intensification of the vanilla at the end of the taste it leaves on with a quite sweet and milk chocolaty flavor to linger on the tongue. Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is on the thicker and creamier side for a beer of only 5 % abv. with a carbonation level that is on the lower side. The combination of the slightly thicker body and lower carbonation are very nice for the milk chocolate flavors of the brew, giving it a more creamy dessert like feel. Overall – A rather tasty and not overly alcoholic dessert beer. They pack lots of sweet milk chocolate flavor into the brew all while keeping it very drinkable overall.


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