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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Jamesthebrit (484) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JAN 27, 2013
A: Huge chocolate note. An acidity cuts trough giving a fruitiness to the chocolate backbone. Almost like low quality chocolate or so. A: Pours thin and lackluster but the heat is creamy and very nice. In the glass it looks more bold than during the pour. T: Taste is identical to the smell. Chocolate is a huge player and the subtle fruitiness comes through. What I like about this beer compared to other chocolate beers is it’s a more fruity chocolate than a bitter chocolate (which depends on where you grow your beans (I designed a chocolate factory.....)) Goes down easy. P: Acidic on the palate but good flavor development. Medium body. Overall this is a great beer. As mentioned before, this is different than other chocolate beers where it brings a more fruit note than a bitter note. Also nice to see a chocolate beer that is lower ABV. This was killer, and with the medium body this is a beer that beer lovers can love, but probably a good beer to convert people with. A must try.

blueruin (252) - - JAN 9, 2018
Delicious, straightforward chocoloate, cocoa, and some spice. good palate....

HighlanderOne (1395) - York, SC via NJ, South Carolina, USA - JAN 1, 2018
Poured from bottle AROMA - cocoa and malt APPEARANCE - stout black, lacing. TASTE - big chocolate and cocoa, malted milk, licorice notes, lactose, vanilla PALATE - smooth and creamy. Dessert. OVERALL - I would buy again.

elbernays (1731) - Dublin, IRELAND - DEC 31, 2017
Bottle shared. Pours light black with tan head. Aroma is strong sweet chocolate, toffee with not much else. Flavour is a sweet chocolate with short finish. Lovely

DerWeg (1750) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 28, 2017
Nice dark pour with cream color head. Aroma of chocolate. Taste is a bit medicinal chocolate and vanilla, some dark fruit, hint vanilla. Feels both sticky and dry. Strange balance but an OK brew.

astronzz (45) - POLAND - DEC 16, 2017
UPDATED: DEC 16, 2017 Barwa: ciemno-brazowa, baaaardzo malo przejzysta Piana calkiem spora, opadajaca umiarkowanie Aromat: czekolada, chmiel, mleko skondensowane Smak: bardzo przyjemna mleczna czekolada, mleko, bardzo delikatna kawa bez kwasku, kajmak, praliny, palone slody w tle. Slodki i bardzo przyjemny mleczny finisz. Swietny lekko wysycony stout, na prawde klasa. Bardzo pijalne

patrick767 (4474) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - DEC 16, 2017
bottle - Very dark brown pour, tan head. Rich chocolate aroma. The flavor is sweet with chocolate and roast malt. Medium bodied. It's exactly as advertised and is very good.

donalg (123) - Cork, IRELAND - DEC 15, 2017
Bottle from Bradley's in cork. Pours black with beige head. Lots of chocolate and vanilla aromas. Very sweet stout, lots of chocolate, coco, vanilla, quite a light body, marshmallow. Nice beer.

motyl (29) - POLAND - DEC 13, 2017
Bardzo słabe piwo. Wodniste, cienkie, płytkie, ale nie to jest w nim najgorsze. Otóż pijąc to piwo miałem wrażenie, że piję jakiś ulepek z dodatkiem aromatów identycznych z naturalnymi. Owszem, na początku czuć było nawet przyjemną mleczną czekoladę i orzechy, ale później te aromaty wychodziły na pierwszy plan i były nieznośne. Aromat orzechów laskowych rodem z podrzędnej wytwórni syropów do herbaty, aż się niedobrze robiło. Aromat czekolady też mdlący. Co prawda jestem zdecydowanym zwolennikiem wytrawnych piw, ale jestem w stanie wypić piwa owocowe, milk stouty czy chocolate stouty. Piłem nawet sweet stouty, które były niezłe, ale to? Wrażenia niezapomniane, ale niestety nie w ten sposób, w jaki takimi być powinny...

graigbaxter (30) - - DEC 9, 2017
Darn near a desert beer! Chocolate is the prominent taste on this light bodied stout. Tastes almost like a beer flavored cocoa. Well balanced and very smooth. Could easily drink more than one, but I️ would imagine they would start to get too sweet after a few. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

czlowiekmotyka (576) - Warsaw, POLAND - DEC 7, 2017
Super chocolate aroma and taste - quite surprising for a stout so thin. Enjoyable.

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