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97
style
Brewed by Samuel Smith
Style: Sweet Stout
Tadcaster, England

bottled
common

on tap
available

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 1119   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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3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
TET (2734) - Kaarina, FINLAND - MAY 15, 2015
A very dark brown beer with a medium and beige head. A nose is strongly sweet and chocolate, cocoa, some vanilla, strong sweetness. Taste is also strongly sweet, milk chocolate, some esanse notes. Medium bodied, smooth carbonation. Too sweet and slightly esanse notes with the strong milk chocolate is just too much. Sweet dessert.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JanosX (54) - - MAY 12, 2015
Dark and well carbonated. Nice thick, creamy head. Sweet aroma, surprisingly light smelling. The taste is sweet and fresh. Very clear chocolate... Kind of chocolate bunny like. Well balanced and surprisingly bright flavour despite the chocolate and dark ness.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
fantti (954) - FINLAND - MAY 12, 2015
Pullo @ Alko. Kaatuu lasiin tummanruskeana ja "kirkkaana", vaahto on 2,5 sormen paksuista ja tasaiseen katoavaa. Tuoksua dominoi makea maitosuklaisuus, ja sen alta ei paljon muuta ole aistittavissa. Paahtunutta maltaisuutta ja maitomaisuutta on hiven tuoksussa mukana, mutta vain hieman. Maussa sama suklaisuus jatkuu, nyt kuitenkin paahteinen maltaisuus ja maitomaisuus on huomattavasti selvemmin havaittavissa. Hiven vanilijaa ja vaahtokarkkiakin on joukossa, listen imelyytt. Suutuntuma on todella makea, jopa llmakean puolella. Makeus kyll tuo samalla tytelisyytt, mutta se on kuitenkin vhn liikaa. Todella makea ja suklaan dominoima stout, jossa nyanssit eivt pse esiin kaiken makeuden alta. Sanomattakin varmaan selv, ettei ollut hintansa (6,10 ) arvoinen.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Fatehunter (2341) - Corbett, Oregon, USA - MAY 11, 2015
Pours two fingers of head on a black body. The aroma is rich chocolate, vanilla and toast. Wonderful. The taste has chocolate sweetness, then coffee bitter. The texture is smooth but still fizzy. Outstanding.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Silvan7 (1139) - Samarate, ITALY - MAY 9, 2015
Marrone, velata, riflessi rubino. Schiuma beige finissima, persistente. Aroma intenso, cioccolato fondente, tostatura, vaniglia, luppolatura erbacea. Gusto dolce amabile, cioccolato fondente, caff freddo, tostatura, zucchero di canna. Corposa, poco carbonata, poco calda, rotonda. Equilibrata nonostante dolcezza estrema.

3.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
scirtes (454) - POLAND - MAY 8, 2015
Bottle. Almost black, with medium brownish head. Aroma of milk chocolate, and vanilla. Taste is medium sweet, very chocolate, medium bodied. Soft carbonation, quite good.

3
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
echudy (151) - Massachusetts, USA - MAY 6, 2015
The scent is a little off, sort of funky and no chocolate. Thick dark in color. Nice chocolate flavor, but a bit too much like milk chocolate as opposed to dark, with the aftertaste of a cheaper chocolate bar

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
EtTuCthulhu (1391) - Columbia, Missouri, USA - MAY 6, 2015
The beer pours a very, very dark brown (nearly black) color with red highlights and with a medium tan head that fades somewhat slowly. The aroma blends milk chocolate, vanilla, and a hint of roasted malts, and its so decadent. The flavor is roughly equivalent to a mix of dark and milk chocolate, making it mildly sweet, slightly bitter, and slightly umami. The aftertaste maintains the heavy chocolate flavor; unfortunately, it is a bit thin in texture and average in carbonation, but the medium body makes it very drinkable without it ever really overpowering the palate.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
sdmmb (1732) - BELGIUM - MAY 5, 2015
Drunk from 50cl bottle bottle bought at Bierhuis in Ossett. Slightly sweet chocolate flavoured stout. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
SperkeleForce (791) - FINLAND - MAY 1, 2015
Bottle 50 CL. Black color with huge fluffy brown head. Notes of milk chocolate, roasted, creamy. Smooth and nice desert drink.

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