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Brewed by Samuel Smith
Style: Sweet Stout
Tadcaster, England

bottled
common

on tap
common

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 1155   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.

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Andrew196 (1991) - Katy, Texas, USA - JAN 24, 2017
Bottle to snifter, shared with a hot broad. Pours brown, almost black, thin beige head. Aroma is heavy in cocoa bean, roasted nuts, raisin. Nice bite of effervescence on the tongue with a wonderful mix of chocolate, lactose and dark fruits. Excellent.

3.6
tanel025 (225) - ESTONIA - JAN 15, 2017
Smells like chocolate, a bit plums. Beige head, not long lasting. Taste is chocolate, blue plums, some bitterness mixed with sweetness. Medium sweet, light sour. Overall quite drinkable, yes it’s supposed to be sweet but maybe it’s too sweet and slightly lacks bitterness at aftertaste.

3.8
john44 (3392) - SW London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 8, 2017
Bottle. Very Dark Brown / Black in colour. Tan head. Strong aroma of sweet sugary chocolate. Very Malty; lots of milk chocolate, demerara sugar, caramel/toffee, drinking chocolate, vanilla, toasty malts, cocoa, hints of chocolate liqueur. Fruity; soft fruits. Rich, creamy, sugary. Sweet very chocolatey, vanilla, malty throughout. Enjoyed this. Nice Sweet Stout! (2014-12-22)

3.8
ngunity (179) - - JAN 7, 2017
From bottle. Pours with nice medium sized and bubbled head with great retention. Aroma is of rich cocoa. Taste is similarly rich but is one dimensional and gets too chocolaty throughout the pint. Good winter warmer if you want chocolate and just have one

3.4
Mister_Li (1564) - GERMANY - JAN 6, 2017
Klares dunkles rotbraun mit reichlich Schaum. Malzig, Röstaromen, reichlich Kakao, dunkle Schokolade, Nüsse.

3.8
adamnase (893) - Kronoby, FINLAND - JAN 3, 2017
355ml bottle. Pours a dark dark brown colour with frothy beige head, not lasting very long. Chocolate-explosion in the nose. A bit creamy and very sweet. taste is except for chocolate also some spices in the background along with hints of coffee. also vanilla i find. really like it as a sweet dessert.

4.1
Bush_Docta (407) - - DEC 27, 2016
Pours dark brown/black with a beige head which leaves some lacing in the glass. Lots of milk chocolate and cacao in the aroma, very pleasant and intensive, doesn’t seem artificial to me. The taste is liquid chocolate (milk and dark), there’s some nuts and vanilla too, it’s a bit sour from roasted malts. The bitterness is rather low, roasted. The beer is smooth on the palate but lacks some body; still, it’s a great dessert stout and fans of chocolate should love it.

3.3
larsga (7656) - Oslo, NORWAY - DEC 17, 2016
Big beige head. Opaque black body. Deep, rich cocoa aroma with vanilla notes. Sweet perfumy rich cocoa taste with earthy chocolatey vanilla notes. Mid-bodied. Mild, soft, creamy mouthfeel. Dryish fruity cocoa aftertaste with perfumy roasty notes. Very nice. In some ways it should be too artificial, but somehow it manages to work anyway. Lots of cocoa flavour. (0.355l bottle, from wine monopoly Triaden Lørenskog.)

3.5
Nurmis (809) - Oulu, FINLAND - DEC 15, 2016
0,5l bottle. Pours dark brown with beige head. Chocolate and vanilla are really noticeable, some maltyness to go with it. Really sweet, too sweet to be my favorite, but a quality brew!

3.8
Ktwse (5455) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 7, 2016
Pours black with low tan head. Aroma of milk chocolate, loads of it, vanilla, cocoa powder. Taste is sweet milk chocolate, vanilla, milk... lingering sweet and sugary finish. Light to medium bodied and smooth with soft carbonation.


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