Brewed by Samuel Smith
Style: Sweet Stout
Tadcaster, England


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RATINGS: 1168   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.7/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Kobal (64) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - OCT 28, 2012
Pours thick, but not oily, black with a full creamy head. Bold, sweet chocolate and some coffee is on the nose. Smooth and creamy bodied. Palate is obviously chocolate, transitioning from sweet milk chocolate to dark chocolate at the end. Cherry and some minor tobacco notes develop as the beer warms and the cherry becomes more pronounced throughout.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bjorn77 (204) - Krakw, POLAND - APR 28, 2017
Aromat: czekolada mleczna, ultra mocna, bardzo przyjemny, słodki zapach. Czekolada, taka słodka, mleczna całkowicie tu dominuje. Z butelki pachnie ładniej niż po nalaniu do szkła. Wygląd: brązowe, nie jest całkiem ciemne, kremowa pianka, dłuższą chwilę się utrzymująca. Smak: słodkie i wodniste. W smaku taka budżetowa, tania roztopiona czekolada, coś jakby sporo hipermarketowej czekolady rozpuszczono w wodzie mineralnej. Sporo kakao, goryczki takiej od gorzkiej czekolady mało, cierpkie na finiszu, wysycenie spore. Łagodne, lekkie, pijalne i całkiem smaczne. Ale aż za lekkie, strasznie wodnista tekstura. No i paloności więcej by się przydało, bo z czasem staje się lekko męczące i mdłe. W ogle nie czuć że jest tutaj alkohol. Niezłe piwo, nic więcej

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Navers (62) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - APR 28, 2017
Bottle from Valhallas Goat, Glasgow. Beer served in 18C, Duvel Glass. Pours dark brown, three finger head, that remains quite long on the glass with nice lacing. Aroma is very subtle, creamy and sweet, like a milk chocolate mixed with vanilla, pralines and sourness. Powdery texture. Taste if rich, milk chocolate, vanilla, sour and malty, there is something like cake aromas, maybe even artificial, but satisfying in that beer. Overall its really tasty, powdery, creamy, chocolate stout.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
mviljamaa (104) - Jyvskyl, FINLAND - APR 26, 2017
Pours with a good amount of brown foam. Color is very dark brown, pretty pitch black. Chocolatey aroma has coco pops, vanilla, vanilla Brunberg kiss, old moist wood floor, wool felt. Palate is well balanced and light. Taste is also chocolatey and has clear coco pops, some lemon balm, some sweet peppermint, some honey. Both aroma and taste are very delicious and the entire drink is perfect and nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Luvystypotables (1862) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - APR 22, 2017
A sweet milk chocolate and vanilla aroma, poured from a bottle a dark brown color with a short lasting tan head, slightly foamy with nice lacing. Tastes of vanilla, milk chocolate a bit like Nestles Quick. A watery feel a sweet thin chocolate finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
vikingguy (1096) - Carver, Minnesota, USA - APR 22, 2017
Dark brown, near black. Sweet milk chocolate and vanilla aroma. Taste - sweet chocolate milk, whipped cream, vanilla and light roasted malt. Silky texture and sweet. A luxurious dessert beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
andrepintado (3221) - Lisbon, PORTUGAL - APR 18, 2017
50cl bottle. Dark brown and black. Thin beige head. Medium sweetness. Light bitterness. Aroma and flavour is cacao, caramel, liquorice.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
pivnizub (10459) - Bochum, Porř, GERMANY - APR 16, 2017
Flschla: Very deep amber coloured, smaller creamy and stable tanned head; distinctive sweet nose of toasted malt and - mainly - ("artificial") milk-chocolate and sweetened cacao-powder; moderate to solid sweet flavour with a delicate bitterness, light to medium bodied, relatively soft; slightly lingering sweet-bitter chocolatey finish. Heavily perfumed with artificial aromas, not my cup of tea. Meh...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MoritzF (9759) - Ottobrunn, GERMANY - APR 7, 2017
(bottle, 35.5cl) Dark brown, almost black coloured hue with a beige medium-sized foamy head. Sweet chocolate-laden aroma with a tinge of vanilla. Moderately sweet flavour, medium to light bodied with a soft carbonation. Soft malt character with loads of milk chocolate, vanilla and a nutty edge; moderately sweet and restrained bitter finish with lasting chocolate and slightly nutty flavours. A grand desert. 07.IV.17

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
argo0 (14026) - Washington DC, USA - APR 6, 2017
12oz bottle. Medium tan head atop clear cola-dark brown body. Aroma is moderately sweet, milk chocolate, some caramel, light roast, cocoa. Taste is sweet, milk chocolate, some caramel, light cocoa, roast, faint earthy. Light-medium body, some stickiness, low carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
mmmeinike (95) - Odense, DENMARK - APR 5, 2017
Brun stout med cremefarvet skum. Dejlig duft af chokolade og noter af kaffe. Smagen er jeg ikke vild med.

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