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Brewed by Samuel Smith
Style: Sweet Stout
Tadcaster, England

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RATINGS: 772   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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4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JaBier (5011) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - NOV 18, 2012
Bottle purchased at Aficionado’s. Dark brown pour with a medium tan head. Aroma of chocolate syrup, malt and some roast. Chocolate and dark fruit flavor with some roast before a sweet finish. Pretty good.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
theOptimator (289) - Sacramento, California, USA - DEC 27, 2014
Aroma is rich chocolate sweet malt forward, hint of bourbon. Appearance is dark brown with hint of red and huge frothy tan head that lingers for a long time. Taste is rich chocolate forward with buttery toffee taste follow. Very sweet. Little bitterness from hops perceived. Hardly any roastiness. Palate is medium full. Sweet chocolate toffee creaminess linger on the tongue. Overall a very nice beer. Quite rich and chocolate is pronounced. I suppose this is exactly what it is trying to be but I could have used a bit more roastiness or bitterness.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
gilvanblight (812) - Windsor, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 27, 2014
Very nice and Chocolaty. Weak scent not much going on there. Slightly redish pour. Almost no head. Very easy to drink.

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Przylus (72) - Warszawa, POLAND - DEC 27, 2014
W aromacie potężne uderzenie z fabryki czekolady: czekoladki z bombonierki, czekolada z batonów typu Mars, czekolada na gorąco z Wedla. Po ogrzaniu minimalnie wytrawne, ale nadal bardzo czekoladowe. Barwa brunatna, klarowne. Piana drobniuteńka, azotowa jak w Guinness Draught (pomimo braku widgeta butelce), długa, wysoka. W smaku, ponownie, uderzenie czekolady - pierwsze skojarzenie z pitną czekoladą, która jest gazowana na poziomie wody mineralnej lekkogazowanej (przyjemne gryzienie w język). Bardzo słodkie, ale nie przytłacza i jest pijalne. Smak czekoladek z porządnej bombonierki, wyjętej z samochodu dostawczego z chłodnią. Bardzo, bardzo, bardzo czekoladowe i niesamowicie pijalne. Goryczka niska, ale odpowiednia dla danego stylu.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
back (1333) - Holstebro, DENMARK - DEC 27, 2014
Mørk skum råhvid lidt Chokolade orange malt citrus Bitte lidt sød moderate Blød ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BrunoSanchez (142) - Fermo, ITALY - DEC 25, 2014
Chocolate Stout dal colore scuro e schiuma beige. Al naso un forte sentore di cioccolato, vaniglia e biscotti. In bocca molto leggera dal corpo medio leggero e bilanciata verso una dolcezza che la rende poco beverina a mio parere. Il sapore risulta sciropposo con note di cioccolato, e dolcetti alla vaniglia. Finale dooooolce.

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
CJack (46) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - DEC 24, 2014
550ml bottle pour, thick cream head, decent lacing. Aroma is chocolate syrup which covers everything else. Taste is chocolate first, last, and in between. Does have some malty complexity, but is secondary to chocolate additives. Fantastic smooth mouthfeel and nicely balanced body. An enjoyable sweet stout, best shared. ---Rated whilst imbibing

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 10/20
Wordsworth (135) - Austin, Texas, USA - DEC 23, 2014
Art & Antiques in Shiner, TX. Bottle poured into pint glass. Pours caramel black with a thin khaki head that lingers. Aroma is all rich, milky chocolate. Unbelievably so. Flavor is the same. Smooth milk chocolate dominates the simple palate. The beer is thin for a stout, not bitter or roasty like other varieties. Great unique beer, as long as you know what you're getting. Like a dessert.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Steverus0 (199) - Shreveport, Louisiana, USA - DEC 22, 2014
Hot chocolate on the nose from a dark pour with light toffee head that lingers nicely. Too much chocolate sweetness is good in small sips by the fire but a bit hard to take in a stout. I could have used some more bitterness or bite, but this was pleasant enough. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
MrBlueSky93 (37) - Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, ENGLAND - DEC 21, 2014
Orgasmic. Bottle from Beers of Europe Orgasmic, smells like Chocolate Milkshake, Chocolate Ice Cream, Chocolate....Don’t need to drink it, just smell it in.

3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
tonypreto (128) - Akron, Ohio, USA - DEC 19, 2014
550 ml bottle poured into chalice. Aroma of rich malty chocolate. Pours a deep dark brown with a rapidly dissipating tan head. Very lightly carbonated with a slight creaminess to it. The malts and chocolate are greatly roasted and very noticeable. Overall was a solid beer, especially at the price point.


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