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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: 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Freaky_tiki (1137) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 28, 2013
Pours dark side of the moon black with a thick shaving cream style two finger cap. Taste is pure dessert: cocoa powder, Black Forest cake, & carob. Leans a little too hard on the sweetness, which in turn starts to make a full pint a bit of a grind. If I was turning the dials & levers on this brew Id move away from the liquid candy bar flavour profile & punch in a bit more depth.

2.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
gyllenbock (8548) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - NOV 28, 2013
Bottle, Systembolaget. Black with a tan head. Aroma and taste of choclate, cocoa, cookies and chocolate pudding. Sweet and artificial. I have mixed feelings about this one, the aroma was rather nice but the taste was too sweet and artificial.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
jb (3114) - Rochester, New York, USA - NOV 27, 2013
Surprised to see a Sam Smiths at Wegmans I had not had. This starts really well, rich chocolate nose , alternately milky and bittersweet. The palate is hefty milk chocolate that never quits, and gets a bit annoying. Similar to atwater Decadent I recently had. Much prefer their flagship oatmeal stout.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
STLGoldendog (61) - Ballwin, Missouri, USA - NOV 26, 2013
UPDATED: MAR 21, 2014 A wonderful aroma of chocolate from the first sense with a great dark color with a thin head pour. Taste is exactly stated by label, organic chocolate stout. Thin on the palate which makes it easily drinkable for a stout. Overall a satisfying end of the night beer to leave you on a sweet note.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DialSquare (4670) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - NOV 26, 2013
12oz bottle from Barrel and Bottle in North Market, Columbus. Brown-black pour with thin tan head. Aroma is milk and cocoa. Tastes are cocoa, roasted malt, chocolate, tootsie role vibe. Thin palate. Little too sweet for me, but well built.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheJester (2542) - Cavan Monaghan, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 26, 2013
550 mL bottle. Delicious chocolatey aroma. It is not overpowering, but it is pleasantly sweet. Nothing but chocolate in the flavour, and it matches the aroma exactly. Not a bad thing, in this case. The body is medium but creamy, and this suits the flavour quite well.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
ALLOVATE (2961) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - NOV 26, 2013
Radiant with excellent clarity, it produces up a deepest ruby with a well developed and lasting plume of frothy wash atop. Strong note of fresh shaved, roasted carob, Dutch cocoa, nutmeg and Horlicks on the nose. A supple sweetness ensues some rusty notes and hints of dark stone fruit in amongst the ever dominant carob notes. Lightly astringent, lightly clappy swallow with a lasting, artificial sweetness. Body is medium but it does cloy once warmed. A lick of vanillin and roasted nuts a saving grace but otherwise this is not a very pleasurable ale to drink. Struggled with the full pint. (55cL, BBE 12/14, Liquor Barons Ocean Reef)

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Homer321 (4520) - Melboring, Florida, USA - NOV 25, 2013
Bottle. Pours with large light brown head. Black in color. Nose full of sugar and chocolate, like light cocoa powder. First sip is very sweet, luscious, and decadent in chocolate. No hop bitterness, slight dark chocolate bitterness. Finishes smooth and creamy but not cloying. This is like a liquid candy bar.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
HenrikSoegaard (13638) - Randers, DENMARK - NOV 25, 2013
Bottle. Creamy lightbrown good mostly lasting head. Black colour. Heavy malty and hoppy aroma. Powerfull chocolate notes. Light sweet and bitter powerfull light chocolate flavor. Average finish. Oily palate. OK but too mush chocolate.

3.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
xBEERxNOLA (72) - - NOV 24, 2013
Aroma - chocolate. Just chocolate but it's great Appearance - black pour. Finger sized head Mouthfeel - creamy. Low carb. Smooth start. Minimal carb bite like a nitro. Taste - malts with chocolate. Lighter than you would expect from a stout with the perfect chocolate finish. Not fake tasting. Smooth start. Overall - great if you like sweeter beers. Not over powering which is why it's so good.


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