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Brewed by Samuel Smith
Style: Sweet Stout
Tadcaster, England

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Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 1050   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.7/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


fidelis83's rating

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fidelis83 (2270) - Clinton, Iowa, USA - FEB 13, 2013
Clear, near black pour with a tall, chunky, mocha head. Chocolate and crystal malt to the aroma, light hazelnut and caramel. Flavor is chocolate, coconut and roasted nuts up front, some cereal, with some misplaced planty hops and fruity yeast notes rounding it out. Syrupy, slightly slick entry, leading to a fairly neutral, still somewhat slick finish. Not bad, I wouldn’t say that the flavors were melded all that flawlessly as the finish clashes a good bit, but it is still enjoyable.


3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rejtable (2070) - Ontario, CANADA - APR 29, 2016
So good! Bottle from LCBO. Like an alcoholic chocolate milk. Pours black with some brown hints on the edges, limited foam head and no lacing. Nose is big milk chocolate, root beer, vanilla. Taste big sweet, light bitter. Medium silky body with medium carbonation.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rougeau13 (2416) - Richmond, Texas, USA - APR 24, 2016
Bottle from Kroger. Black with a big beige thickly lacing head. Aroma and taste of sweet chocolate and coconut. Fluffy full-bodied and smooth

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
thedm (5355) - Fort Wayne, USA - APR 19, 2016
This bottled brew from a bottle shop poured a small sized head of foamy light brown colored bubbles that were long lasting and left behind a typically carbonated opaque except at the edges dark black brown colored body. The nice aroma was chocolate and dark malt. The mouth feel was weakly tingly at the start and at the finish with a lingering mild roasted malt aftertaste. The nice flavor contained notes of roasted malt mild hops chocolate and dark malt. Delicious and one I would certainly like to have again.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Holmen1 (4343) - Stavanger, NORWAY - APR 13, 2016
Fra flaske på Mi2, Cardinal april-16: mm, Sigmund legger tydeligvis lista høyt for denne kvelden, her får vi lørdagssnop allerede i første runde! Ingen tvil om at de har vært rundhåndet i bruken av kakao under bryggingen, den setter sitt tydelige preg på aroma og smak. Freias melkesjokolade i flytende form. Myk, avrundet, mild og nesten uten bitterhet. Brunsvart med fint, beige skum. Et godt deleøl, best i små glass.

3.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
tandembrauer (1000) - Stavanger, NORWAY - APR 11, 2016
Shared bottle at Cardinal, Stavanger. Pours dark brown with beige head. Aroma of chocolate, vanilla, sweet pipe tobacco. Tastes mainly sweet. Almost no bitterness.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
IlGagario (99) - Modena, ITALY - APR 11, 2016
In bottiglia. Colore nero impenetrabile con lontanissimo riflesso rossastro. Schiuma da stout irlandese, di media persistenza. Magnifico olfatto di cioccolata al latte, caffè dolce e caramello. Carbonazione alquanto attiva, intensa e frizzante. Aroma di cioccolato al latte, caffè, biscotto dolce caramellato, pane di segale, nocciola vanigliata e leggera frutta secca, malto caramellato, luppolo amaro orzato, zucchero di canna. Gusto dolce pieno, poi breve recupero amaro, crespo, leggermente polveroso e terroso. Corpo soffice, trama da lattica a oleosa. Nonostante il non perfetto equilibrio, è davvero un ottimo prodotto, modello ideale del reparto sweet stout, di buonissima intensità, alla lunga forse un po’ stucchevole (da condividere!).

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Handypaul (388) - - APR 10, 2016
Bottle. Pours dark brown with a frothy to creamy briefly lasting brown head that leaves some lacing. aroma is overpowered by milk chocolate that has the smell of Hershey’s chocolate syrup -- not very appealing for a beer. Heavy sweet, light body, not balanced, no bitter, flavor of malted milk balls, thin, soft carbo, and a dry sweet finish.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
daigoon (28) - - APR 9, 2016
355 ml bottle. Nearly black with medium off-white head. Chocolate smell and sweet taste.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Tranquillity (1697) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - APR 8, 2016
Wow. Don’t try chocolate flavored beer in the states before you’ve had this. The aroma is sweet, like molasses and chocolate milkshake. The taste is amazing. It’s not too sweet, rather it’s like a root beer.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Florya (1383) - Bergen, NORWAY - APR 7, 2016
How : bottle Appearance : black with a medium tanned head. Aroma : caramel, milk chocolate, coffee, vanilla, nuts and dried fruits. Palate : medium body, soft carbonation.


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