Brewed by Samuel Smith
Style: Sweet Stout
Tadcaster, England


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RATINGS: 1155   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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VoodooBear's rating

   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. There’s 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. There’s 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: It’s 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.

Wiecu (88) - POLAND - NOV 18, 2017
Rating rewrited from notes. Intensive aroma of sweet, belgium chocolate. In taste sweet with a lot of cocoa, roastiness dominated by chcocalate flavours. Low bitterness, but noticeable. Dark brown colour. Thick, frothy, beige head. I have naver drink a beer with such delicious chocolate flavours.

beern (198) - Alabama, USA - NOV 17, 2017
Pours black and opaque with a nice 3-finger frothy tan head with decent to good retention and an aroma of chocolate and malt. Tastes of sweet cocoa, ie. hot chocolate mix. It’s light bodied with moderate carbonation. The finish is pure, raw cocoa with mild bitterness for balance. The organic cane sugar is clearly present. There is a little brewed coffee.

TheNEZ () - Roanoke, Virginia, USA - NOV 15, 2017
First Sam Smith I have ever had and will judge all others by this masterpiece, no way I can drink more than 2, very sweet and chocolaty.

Mattseward (25) - - NOV 15, 2017
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balloonbuffoon (601) - - NOV 13, 2017
18.7floz bottle (550ml), no date, $4 paid, pint glass. My first Samuel Smith beer in several years. These used to be mainstays of some of the best beers to get in stores. They were also often suspect to aging on store shelves too. Smells like chocolate milk (or hot cocoa if you will), and appears dark brown with a tan head retains its character throughout. Chalky and sweet sums this stout up. Its candy chocolate malt all the way, a dessert beer that seems like it could pair well with pie for an over the top indulgence experience.

LazyPyro (1588) - Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - NOV 10, 2017
550ml bottle. Pours almost black with a thick creamy beige head, lasts for the duration of the beer, looks perfect to me. Aroma is heavy on the cocoa, very much like a hot chocolate. Taste is almost overwhelming with sweet milk chocolate, cocoa power, caramel, hint of roast. Medium body, soft carbonation, silky creamy mouthfeel. The sweetness does get a little cloying the more you drink.

kenpal (20) - - NOV 3, 2017
Mørke rød til mørkebrun med lite lyst skum. Lukter friskt vanilje. Smaker svak kaffe med en ettersmak av vanilje og lys sjokolade, kanskje litt for mye kullsyre. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

bikeracer311 (1) - - NOV 1, 2017 does not count
Great tasting beer. It is smooth and has a great after taste. It is a little sweet but not unbearable. Great to sip on and relax. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

Kiezmar (826) - Kraków, POLAND - OCT 31, 2017
UPDATED: OCT 31, 2017 Bottle. Milk choclate in aroma. Taste. Grain coffee, milk choclate. Sweet with hint of sourness. Smooth.

b79turner (261) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - OCT 30, 2017
Bottle poured into a tulip glass, thin dark brown/black pour with a light thin head that quickly disappears. Nose is bitter chocolate and malt. Taste is very similar with a little bit of chocolate milk. This is not my favorite but still well done ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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