Brewed by Samuel Smith
Style: Sweet Stout
Tadcaster, England


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RATINGS: 707   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.68   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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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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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
notalush (4859) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 22, 2012
Dark brown pour - soapy, moderately thick lace - nose is all bittersweet chocolate/cocoa nibs, with light touches of coconut, vanilla and a hint of oak - medium soft carbonation in the mouth - body is just a little light - loads of sweet chocolate in the flavor, coconut, vanilla bean - there is a moderate tartness and acidity through the middle that balances the sweetness fairly well - a touch of damp wood in the finish, with lingering coconut - interesting and tasty brew, but I would like a tad more heft.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
slowrunner77 (2131) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 22, 2014
"Instant decadent aroma of bakers chocolate, dark chocolate, cocoa, roasted malts and vanilla. Semisweet in flavor with a hint of bitterness. Loads of chocolate and cocoa in the flavor. Light palate prevents it from being cloying. An enjoyable, luxurious sessionable dessert beer. inconsistency has me dock this a point."

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ClutchMasterson (48) - Aiea, Hawaii, USA - SEP 21, 2014
Pours a deep dark black with a 1 finger brown white head. Aroma is a strong dark chocolate with notes of a sweet milk and slight coffee. Taste is a sweet chocolate in to dark chocolate with a smooth milk flavor all the way around. Mouth feel is a nice sweet semi sticky yet full body. Overall this is an excellent beer and honestly would make a great dessert beer.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
BiiruBierBeer (172) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - SEP 21, 2014
Smell is milk chocolate all the way. Taste is semi-sweet chocolate and cocoa. A bit roasty. Dark chocolate aftertaste (the good kind of bitter). Black coffee. Medium carbonation kind of like soda and dangerously smooth going down.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
alethol (104) - NETHERLANDS - SEP 21, 2014
Pours very dark brown. Vanilla bomb. Both aroma and taste. Completely overpowered by vanilla. At first interesting, but the beer lost all atractiveness after a while. Not great.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Arcanor (79) - Quebec, CANADA - SEP 16, 2014
550ml bottle from LCBO. Pour dark reddish brown with a nice thick tan head. Chocolat, chocolat and chocolat with roasted chestnuts. Taste, more chocolat, sweet nuts and small note of coffee. Medium body, oily and creamy texture, low bitterness and long sweet finish. Very nice beer in its style.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
TripCampbell (13) - USA - SEP 13, 2014
Super chocolaty. Hints of vanilla. Made me want to throw a scoop of ice cream in it for dessert

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ttoadee (652) - Austin, Texas, USA - SEP 12, 2014
Jet black pour, quick tan head. Nose is light espresso. Sweet. Middle is medium dark chocolate, hint coffee. Finish is sweet creme. Delicious.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
katrinaez (55) - norristown, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 8, 2014
Nice chocolate flavor. Didn’t think sam smith would have something this good. Enjoyable

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Nicke80 (189) - Södertälje, SWEDEN - SEP 5, 2014
50 cl bottle from private import. Pours dark brown/black with brown head. Cocoa and vanilla aroma with milk chocolate taste. Loads of vanilla and cocoa through out.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Rewo (28) - Katowice, POLAND - SEP 5, 2014
Deep dark brown body, with seemingly rocky tan head, which disappears after 10mins. Very strong aroma of cocoa and chocolate. Very strong cocoa sweetness dominates your tongue, some roast and aciditiy. Chocolate drink rather than actual stout. It seems really good when you try it, but gets really tiresome somewhere in half (550ml bottle), to the point when it’s hardly drinkable., strongly recommend to split the bottle and serve as a dessert.

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