Brewed by Samuel Smith
Style: Sweet Stout
Tadcaster, England


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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.

crazyvin's rating

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
crazyvin (2026) - New York, USA - DEC 21, 2012
Certainly delivers on the chocolate aspect. A nice brown body with a tan head that faded away to fast, but had some nice lacing. Aroma had a nice hit if cocoa powder mixed with some semi-sweet chocolate. Did remind me of kids cereal. There was a hint of grain in there. Flavor was sweet not cloyingly sweet. chocolate dominated the flavor, it was like drinking a malted milk. Smooth body and a creamy presence. Somewhat dry on the finish. Although on dimensional it was still good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Marduk (4203) - Reval, ESTONIA - OCT 1, 2015
355ml bottle. Almost pitch black color. Tiny size, fizzy head, stays as a ring. Sweet, massive chocolate, cake, some biscuits in aroma. Sweet, chocolate, biscuits, spicy hops in taste. Pure sweet chocolate cake in aftertaste. Fizzy carbonation. Yummy brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bennetporter (442) - East Falmouth, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 27, 2015
Pours a dark brown-black from a bottle. Aroma of chocolate biscuits, flavor of chocolate ice cream, or cooled down chocolate chaud. Pretty big mouth feel for a sweet stout, which I find usually horribly thin. Very good beer.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 18/20
cokolwiek11 (165) - POLAND - SEP 27, 2015
Brownish black beer, minimal head. Aroma: strong sweet cane sugar, milk chocolate. Really sweet aroma. Reminds me of rum. Taste: again medium to high sweetness, a lot of cocoa, milk chocolate, cane sugar. Rum with chocolate on finish. Palate: kinda watery, low body, alcohol on finish (definitly rum in aftertaste). Overall: I like aroma and taste alot, but palate and this alcoholy finish...

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
theshaftyguy (8) - Gainesville, Georgia, USA - SEP 25, 2015 does not count
Love this beer. In my opinion, it’s the best Chocolate Stout on the market! Check out my review of this beer on my YouTube Channel Below: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0pPDLbuE

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BiddleBrau (1046) - Fort Washington, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 24, 2015
Bottle. Dark brown with dense tan starting head. Chocolate is acute in the nose. Palate is very comfortable. Flavor is like a chocolate bar. This is one of the cleanest chocolate profile I’ve had. Chocolate does mellow but sweetness sticks around as palate gets accustomed to flavor. Just makes it better.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
torejh (48) - SWITZERLAND - SEP 23, 2015
Pours a dark brown beer with a small beige head. Sweet aroma of chocolate, roasted coffee and vanilla. Taste of chocolate, coffee, vanilla and sweet cherries. The finish is quite sweet. Pretty well balanced.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
martjoobolut (1779) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - SEP 17, 2015
0,355L bottle. Pours dark brown with light brown head. The head stays for some time. Aroma is sweet, malt, vanilla, cocoa. Flavor follows the nose. Finish is dry bitter. The cocoa feels slightly artificial, but the beer itself is really well balanced. Overall: good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
blackradioboy (124) - SCOTLAND - SEP 13, 2015
UPDATED: SEP 20, 2015 Bottle from Edinburgh offy. All you can say is: chocolate, chocolate and more chocolate. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Skinnyviking (7936) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - SEP 8, 2015
Bottle at home. High fluffy long lasting light brown head. Very dark brown body. Sweet choccolate vanilla aroma. A bit thinbodied choccolate coffee vanila flavor with notes of nuts. Little hops bitterness. Low carbonation, long sweet finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Nische (1264) - Saltsjö-Boo, SWEDEN - SEP 6, 2015
Bottle from Systembolaget. Jet black beer and dark beige head. Sweet aroma of chocolate, coffee and vanilla. Sweetish flavor with chocolate, vanilla, light coffee and a hint of cherry. Really on the sweet side but the chocolate and roasted flavors balances perfectly. Easy to drink and maybe some lack of depth, but the chocolatey yumminess easily weighs that up.

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