Brewed by Saltaire
Style: Stout
Shipley, England


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RATINGS: 202   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 (7228) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
47574xeCD (1091) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
HogTownHarry (6611) - 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 - "theres 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" - cant 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kermis (12697) - The Hague / Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - FEB 11, 2017
Bottle at Tierneys 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
john44 (3034) - 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)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
sir__v (2596) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Itstasty (88) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sarauckelman (520) - Durham, Durham, ENGLAND - NOV 19, 2016
Very very very dark brown, with no head. Smells just like Hersheys 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
uckelman (773) - Durham, ENGLAND - NOV 19, 2016
Very dark brown. Ring of tan head. Smells like Hersheys chocolate syrup. Medium-full body. Medium sweet. Odd bitterish flavor hits toward the end, more like cocoa powder. This beer isnt poorly put together, but is probably better for somebody other than me.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Mishnok (265) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - SEP 22, 2016
From 500ml bottle. Pours dark, almost black. No head. Strong chocolate aroma. Taste is sweet with chocolate malts. Lives up to its name! Slight bitter aftertaste due the addition of Fuggle hops. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Halfling_4132 (104) - Essex, ENGLAND - SEP 9, 2016
Appearance- solid cola black with thick light brown foam, Aromas- malt and chocolate- reminds me of cadbury fruit and nut bar. Taste- medium-full body smooth,creamy and rich. Taste- Chocolate with malt. Overall- Chocoholics will not be disappointed with this stout! Enjoyable and worth a try.

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