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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: 1186   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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Quevillon (3094) - Boisbriand, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 22, 2015
From a three bottle gift pack from LCBO Hawkesbury (Ontario). Black, big head. Sweet chocolate aroma, light coffee notes. Light bitter chocolate taste, some fruity notes, semi sweet finish. For chocolate lovers!

4.1
jaghana (6070) - Strasbourg (Alsace), FRANCE - FEB 20, 2015
Bottle 55cl traded with Ollie many thanks. A dark beer with medium copper head. Nose is exceptional on chocolate and dark chocolate notes. Aroma is on the sweet caramel, chocolate, dark chocolate, medium creamy, medium bitterness, good complexity. Finish is on licorice and bitter chocolate, very pleasant, full bodied for 5°, excellent beer.

3.5
BrettTaylor (776) - Radford, Virginia, USA - FEB 19, 2015
It’s not fancy - the aroma is chocolate, but more milk chocolate not dark. It’s a touch sweet, but still this is a nice smooth drinking beer.

3.7
Maris (1515) - Canberra, AUSTRALIA - FEB 19, 2015
From a 550ml bottle on 19/2/2015. Pours the darkest brown with a big head. Has a strong aroma with lots of chocolate, chocolate syrup, cocoa and vanilla. It’s super sweet in the mouth - again loads of milk chocolate, cocoa and vanilla, with a hint of dark fruit in the background. A very gentle, barely perceptible bitterness presents at the end. Has a creamy palate and average carbonation. This is one of the sweetest beers I’ve ever encountered - a true dessert experience. I tend to like sweet, and quite enjoyed this, but it does taste a little unnatural and could be a bit better balanced. Still, quite a singular experience.

4.1
pdx77 (1483) - Oregon, USA - FEB 10, 2015
From bottle. Dark brown color. Aroma is cocoa powder, malt, and lactose. Taste is sweet cocoa, evaporated milk, oatmeal, and light roast. Smooth drinking with a rich chocolate aftertaste.

3.5
dEnk (4200) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - FEB 10, 2015
Bottle @ 2nd Tuesday tasting. Aroma is huge chocolate, mocca, roast, vanilla and more. Flavour is roasty, liquorice, chocolate, coffee liquor, mocca and more. Great!

2.5
3fourths (9347) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - FEB 10, 2015
Bottle. Deep brown body with a medium-sized mocha colored head. Strong cocoa powder / chocolate milk aroma, it sort of smells like chocolate flavored protein powder (for when you’re bulking (not fat)), with some more subtle nutmeg and evaporated milk notes that become more noticeable as it warms. Medium body, sweet and rich and creamy the mouth, not unlike like chocolate milk again. Finish is cloying and syrupy. The sugariness and simple dark caramel maltiness don’t work for me and the protein drink chocolate character doesn’t go far.

3.5
oh6gdx (26488) - Vasa, FINLAND - FEB 8, 2015
Bottled. Deep brown colour with a beigeish brown head. Aroma is chocolaty, some slight toasted notes as well as a nice nuttiness to it. Flavour is similar, but also has some slight hops, syrup, sugar and mild toffee to it. On the sweeter side of things, but still has some elements to balance the sweetness up.

3.5
ljthiessen (1348) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - FEB 8, 2015
Bottle. Dark brown pour with a beige head. Aroma is malty chocolate, very sweet and a little boozy with a slight bitter cocoa note. Flavour is sweet and malty, creamy chocolate with just a hint of roasty cocoa. A little too sweet and a touch thin in my opinion, but a very tasty chocolate stout.

3.6
wxman (1820) - O’Fallon, Illinois, USA - FEB 7, 2015
Pours an opaque dark brown/garnet with a nice light tan head. Aroma is chocolate candy bars. Taste is sweet dark roasted malt, those cold milk, chocolate and coffee drinks, a bit of burnt caramel and some very mild hoppiness. Very good and refreshing, but not sure it’s my drink - - wait, maybe with a little vodka!


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