Brewed by Saltaire
Style: Stout
Shipley, England


on tap

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RATINGS: 203   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.53/5   EST. CALORIES: 144   ABV: 4.8%
Cask; Occasional. Also available bottled.
Chocolate malts, real chocolate and chocolate syrups make this stout a real chocolate bomb! SIBA Supreme Champion 2010

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
SaintMatty (7443) - Uppsala, - JUN 17, 2012
500ml Bottle - Black in colour. Chocolate, roasted malt and coffee in the aroma. Chocolatey taste with notes of milk chocolate, coffee, liquorice and roasted malt. Smooth and easy to drink.

BierBobCat (9) - - SEP 21, 2017 does not count
UPDATED: SEP 22, 2017 Source: M&S (Bottle) - chilled Expectations: a chocolatey stout Were expectations met: Yes Findings: As you get close to take a sip - you stop and inhale this chocolatey aroma. It tastes of dark chocolate - like Bourneville. Its got nice chocolatey and milky after-flavours! And Truffles too! And it comes in a good sized half litre bottle :o) Would I drink this again: Yes - already am :o)

thomat (3986) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 12, 2017
UPDATED: AUG 12, 2017 Cask @ GBBF 2017. Dark brown with a medium tan head. Malty and chocolate tones. Malt, chocolate, fruit and britternes. Medium body with a bitter chocolate finish.

ThreeCats (983) - ISRAEL - AUG 8, 2017
Dark ruby color with an incredible rich coffee and chocolate note. Taste is roast, chocolaty, with dry notes of coffee and bit of ash. Fantastic beer.

47574xeCD (1180) - Coventry, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - APR 19, 2017
Cask at JDW Knaresborough. Poured black with tan covering. I do like this. Strong chocolate and roasted malt aroma, hints of cocoa and bitterness, but the chocolate is fantastic. Very drinkable stuff this.

HogTownHarry (7062) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - MAR 26, 2017
September 20, 2015 - at Craft (Clapham) - handpull cask. Thin-looking black with tan smallish head. Aroma is ... nestles quik, not much alcohol or bitterness, just ... chocolate/cocoa, maybe some chocolate liqueur in there. Taste is more the liqueur - "there’s pretty much nothing else here but chocolate - but it IS called chocoholic, and if you expected to taste anything OTHER than chocolate here you are stupid" - can’t argue with me. Slick, a little creamy, weakly carbonated, a little bitter in the aftertaste for some reason, but ... chocolate. Yeah. They hit their mark so good on them.

kermis (14212) - The Hague / Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - FEB 11, 2017
Bottle at Tierney’s Irish Bar, Haarlem. Clear dark reddish brown with a small tan head. Aroma is big chocolate, cocoa powder, roasty notes, vanilla and malt. Flavour is moderate sweet and bitter. Light medium bodied with soft carbonation and a dry finish.

john44 (3202) - SW London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 23, 2017
Cask Pint at The Falcon, Clapham Junction, London in Jan 2011 - Black in colour. Very Malty; very, very chocolaty (but not sweet), roasty malts , hints of coffee and vanilla. Bittersweet malty with a drying finish. Enjoyed this. Unusual, different. Nice beer! (2011-01-26)

sir__v (2630) - FRANCE - DEC 6, 2016
Cask @ The Paramount, Manchester - UK. Color: deep dark black beer with brown reflection, no carbonation and medium brown head. Smell: chocolate domination, sweet and dark malt with bread notes. Taste: light body with good roasted malt, cocoa nibs and chocolate, sweet and bread notes. Good attenuation. Aftertaste: sweet chocolate and roasted malt. OK.

Itstasty (105) - East Yorkshire, ENGLAND - DEC 3, 2016
Cask @ The Head of Steam. Durham. Dark almost black body with a mocha coloured head which lasts a short while. Roast chocolate beans on the nose. Medium mouthfeel, definite chocolate, tastes lightly sweet initially with a rounded dry stout finish with a burnt edge, but not overpowering like some stouts.

sarauckelman (550) - Durham, Durham, ENGLAND - NOV 19, 2016
Very very very dark brown, with no head. Smells just like Hershey’s chocolate syrup. Starts off with bitter chocolate, goes into beer flavor, and then ends with a nice milky chocolate ice cream flavor without being unduly sweet. Full bodied.

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