Brewed by Samuel Smith
Style: Sweet Stout
Tadcaster, England


on tap

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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.

HighWine's rating

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
HighWine (955) - Whalezbro, Illinois, USA - NOV 12, 2012
Bottle to snifter. Pours an obsidian black color with a multiple finger beige head. Head reduces quickly enough to get a good sip. Aroma of chocolate syrup, dates, and roast. Taste isn’t as chocolatey as the aroma but still the main characteristic of this beer. Tastes like a 68% cacao bar leaving some bitterness in the mouth. Good.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
kennybates (9) - Columbia, Missouri, USA - OCT 5, 2015 does not count
Sweet mother of Neptune... THIS is one delicious brew. Chocolate aroma, chocolate flavor, smooth as all Billy Get Out, and how I wish I’d purchased more than one bottle of this glorious stout. I’ll be back for more. Bank on it.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Shanebrews (239) - Texas, USA - OCT 5, 2015
This beer is almost syrup. The aroma is thick with the cocoa, as is the flavor. The pour is dark and creamy with soft carbonation. The taste is chocolate and yet still beer - more chocolate than Young’s. The beer is very smooth and not bad, but a bit sweeter than I like.

   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 (443) - 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 (167) - 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 (1780) - 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 (125) - 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

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