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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: 1120   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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3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
VoodooBear (49) - San Juan, - MAY 10, 2014
Presentation: 355mL brown bottle with no freshness date anywhere, served in a snifter. Appearance: Pours a deep black color, no light shines through the glass. Theres a one finger, tan colored head and some very good lacing that covers the whole glass. Smell: Primary scents are of dark chocolate and roasted malt. Theres also some burnt bread notes and hint of molasses. Taste: Dark chocolate is dominant with some roasted malt in the background and a black coffee flavor as well. Mouthfeel: Its very smooth and easy to drink with low carbonation. It feels a bit light bodied and refreshing even, which is unexpected for a stout. Overall: A very well crafted beer that is very approachable. Popular belief is that non-beer drinkers should start out with lighter colored and less flavorful brews. This beer shatters that stereotype with its drinkability and sweet chocolatey taste. It is actually a best seller in a lot of places down here in Puerto Rico.


3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
zandercorp (38) - crestview, Florida, USA - DEC 4, 2016
Purchased as a single 22oz from local bottle shop. Poured with a creamy head, dark in color. A good bodied stout that reminded me of nesquik with its heavy cocoa and sugar attributes. Enjoyed from a large antique stein during some shenanigans. A good mix for fruit ales for interesting combos.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
joejames (503) - Jacobus, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 30, 2016
Opening note for this rating: I am only smoking about a tenth of the amount of cigarettes then just a week ago. My taste buds are now SHARP! And I can drink five, two, zero beers a day! Im gonna save a LOT of money! You get a better rating from me...I save money! Ive been up almost 48 hours straight now and Im just now getting tired. Big bottle to my trusty shaker glass, pours BLACK to the naked eye. When I hold it to strong light just a tad ruby red shines though. As for aroma, loads of chocolate and dark roasted malts.The head was quick, no real lace or retention to note. Its medium bodied, mouth feel is creamy and lightly carbonated. Finishes long. If you like stouts, youll love this!

4.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
CaskTamer8 (2) - - NOV 27, 2016 does not count
From the bottle, poured to a glass. Velvety smooth with a true chocolate taste. Rich dark body, creamy tan head that lingers. Fantastic! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ulrikolsen (449) - DENMARK - NOV 24, 2016
Bottle. Pours dark brown with beige head. Aroma is sweet malty with chocolate, bread, vanilla, cocoa and hints of sweet tobacco. Taste is sweet malty with dried fruity notes, chocolate, vanilla and cocoa. Finish is sweet yet dry with distinct chocolate.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DonGregorio (59) - POLAND - NOV 23, 2016
Bottle. Pours very dark brown with average, long lasting beige head. Intense milk chocolate aroma with some cocoa. Taste of chocolate and cocoa, heavy sweet, and light roasty bitter. Light to medium body, soft carbonation. Rather thin texture. Chocolate stout indeed. Good, but not very complex and too thin.

3.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
hauxe (479) - Butzbach, Hesse, GERMANY - NOV 23, 2016
Pours dark brown from the bottle and leaves a tan, mildly foamy head that subsides to a creamy layer. Aroma is seweet milk chocolate. Taste is very sweet with milk chocolate and sugar dominating. Very light bitterness near the finish. Body is light - the beer has an insubstantial feel to it and very little depth. We are catering to the kiddies here and not the connoisseurs. Still, this is not an unpleasant brew, just a sort of vapid, guilty indulgence.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
ramboraffe (1966) - Gteborg, SWEDEN - NOV 22, 2016
500 ml bottle from Alko Jomala. Dark brown with tanned head. Light roasted with coffee, light smoke and a lot of chocolate. Semi sweet with low bitterness and low carbonation.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
nordic (508) - Tartu, ESTONIA - NOV 13, 2016
Bottle. Dark brown. Nice head. Aroma: cocoa, cacao, chocolate. Taste: sweet, very light bitterness in the middle, coffee, caramel, sweet aftertaste. Silky mouthfeel.

3.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
drmet (854) - Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, GERMANY - NOV 13, 2016
L: -pours the darkest of brown with slight ruby tinges and a medium,foamy,beige head S: -milk chocolate,brown sugar,nougatcinnamon,hazelnuts,chocolate syrup,coconut T: -brown sugar,lactose,milk chocolate,cinnamon,faint coffee,faint prunes,coconut -low to medium,spicy bitterniss for the style -too sweet F: -low to medium carbonation -light body O: A massively,chocolate-y Stout,that i found way too sweet

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
PeteP (20) - Cornwall, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 12, 2016
Pours almost black with a deep tan dense head with nice lacing in the pint glass. Velvety chocolaty aroma with a balanced, sweet cocoa/vanilla taste and a roasted, bitter finish. Near perfect chocolate stout!


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