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Brewed by Samuel Smith
Style: Sweet Stout
Tadcaster, England

bottled
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on tap
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Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 1146   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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3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
revoltingblob (45) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 28, 2016
Bottle from Andrew Hilton wine & spirits in Lethbridge. Pours a opaque obsidian black, with a one finger foamy brown head. No lacing. Nose is powdery milk chocolate, cant determine much else. Palate is light to medium body, soft carbonation, nice balance of chocolate and malt character with some subtle hop presence. Mouthfeel is creamy, chocolatey goodness. One of the best chocolate beers Ive had. Quite well made.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
redders1974 (1153) - Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - MAR 28, 2016
Hard not to rate highly smells devine looks good the chocolate is very smooth and prominent lacks some balance to it nice but overly sweet its like a cold dairy milk chocolate drink would be great instead of dessert

1.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 3/20
Lele (477) - Padova, ITALY - MAR 27, 2016
Non sono riuscito a finire il bicchiere. Aroma e gusto decisamente artificiali e stucchevoli.Vi stato aggiunto estratto di cacao, ok, mail risultato qualcosa di imbevibile, con un cioccolatoso stucchevole e artificiale, che rende la birra monocorde. Impossibile qualsiasi abbinamento, forse solo con qualche dolce, ma non aspettatevi granch nel risultato finale. Ho assaggiato varie Samuel Smith (che sono buone, ma che devo dire non mi hanno mai entusiasmato), ma con questa il birrificio ha fatto un vero e proprio buco nellacqua!

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Marstonlad (813) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAR 26, 2016
Bottle from Alko, Helsinki. Pours dark brown with a little head. The aroma features mostly chocolate and cocoa with some roasty maltiness in the background. Taste is medium sweet with expectedly cocoa heavily on the forefront, some hazelnut and milk chocolate sidelining. A bit one-dimensional flavour profile but the body is by and large able to support it; it is about medium in strength. Velvety smooth texture. Sweet and chocolaty but not much else.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Piw (994) - Rsselsheim, GERMANY - MAR 23, 2016
550ml Flasche. Klar und dunkelbraun mit groer Schaumkrone. Sehr intensive Schokoladen- und Kakaoaromen. Se hlt sich erstaunlicherweise in Grenzen und ist noch angenehm.

3.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Alengrin (4895) - BELGIUM - MAR 20, 2016
Organic stout made with cocoa extract, thanks to Jan for sharing. Thick, lacing, pale yellowish beige, stable head on top of a very dark (blackish) chestnut brown beer. Aroma mostly consists of a lot of sweet and fragrant cocoa powder, of the kind I used to make chocolate milk with when I was a child; apart from that, there are much more subtle hints of toffee, toasted bread, iron, brown sugar, dried flowers and coffee grounds. Sweetish onset but less overpowering and much less sweet in terms of chocolate than expected based on the aroma, mild carbonation, toffeeish malt sweetness with a toasted, bittering edge, thin body with a metallic sound to it, soft herbal hops in the finish, bittersweet. I liked the aroma, one-sided as it may be, much more than the actual taste, which I expected to be thicker and sweeter, but this is in any case a very interesting beer.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
RobBestwick (877) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 19, 2016
Sweet chocolate and vanilla aroma. Dark black in colour with a good sized yellowish head. Sweet chocolate flavour with notes of vanilla and lightly roasted coffee. Full bodied with a long and sweet finish. Enjoyable.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ILduce (270) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 18, 2016
500ml LCBO: black, almost opaque Porter with a deep reddish hue. Tan head with nice lace. Medium carbonation. Nose is sweet biscuits, chocolate, and espresso. Taste is bold. Very sweet flavours of coffee cake, cocoa, and a little licorice. Medium, Creamy body with a slick mouthfeel and a nice bitterness in the end. Still a bit too sweet for me though.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
KarlPopper (99) - Krakow, POLAND - MAR 17, 2016
piękna brązwo-berzowa piana niestety dosyć szybko opada) czerń, pod światło ciemna brunatność aromat powalający, gorącza czekolada ze słodką waniliową bitą śmietaną, po mocnym wwąchaniu aroma czekolady może się wydać nie do końca naturalny (może lepiej byłoby gdyby to nie był ekstrakt a laski kakaowca ale w każdym razie tak czy siak aromat powala w smaku mooocna słodycz, ale jednocześnie jest trochę goryczki, stoutowe nuty no i mocna kakaowość, coś jakby kakaowa bita śmietana itp bardzo pijalne i pozostawia bardzo przyjemny kakaowy ale niekoniecznie totalnie słodki posmak butelka i etykieta powalają, z daleka widać, że to piwo to coś wielkiego, piękna czcionka stylizowana na sarą, ziarna kakaowca, fajna opowiastka o browarze Tadcaster w North Yorkshire.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jsporrer (853) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 17, 2016
Poured from a bottle. Pours a dark brown with a huge tan head and plenty of lacing. Aroma of rich sweet chocolate. Light carbonation and medium body. Taste is loaded with milk chocolate and cocoa and is rich, creamy, and smooth. Its like drinking melted Rocky Road ice cream. Enjoyable but a tad too sweet to drink often.


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