Brewed by Samuel Smith
Style: Sweet Stout
Tadcaster, England


on tap

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RATINGS: 1129   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 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tanel025 (19) - ESTONIA - JAN 15, 2017
Smells like chocolate, a bit plums. Beige head, not long lasting. Taste is chocolate, blue plums, some bitterness mixed with sweetness. Medium sweet, light sour. Overall quite drinkable, yes its supposed to be sweet but maybe its too sweet and slightly lacks bitterness at aftertaste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
john44 (1334) - SW London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 8, 2017
Bottle. Very Dark Brown / Black in colour. Tan head. Strong aroma of sweet sugary chocolate. Very Malty; lots of milk chocolate, demerara sugar, caramel/toffee, drinking chocolate, vanilla, toasty malts, cocoa, hints of chocolate liqueur. Fruity; soft fruits. Rich, creamy, sugary. Sweet very chocolatey, vanilla, malty throughout. Enjoyed this. Nice Sweet Stout! (2014-12-22)

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
ngunity (157) - - JAN 7, 2017
From bottle. Pours with nice medium sized and bubbled head with great retention. Aroma is of rich cocoa. Taste is similarly rich but is one dimensional and gets too chocolaty throughout the pint. Good winter warmer if you want chocolate and just have one

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Mister_Li (1099) - GERMANY - JAN 6, 2017
Klares dunkles rotbraun mit reichlich Schaum. Malzig, Rstaromen, reichlich Kakao, dunkle Schokolade, Nsse.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
adamnase (467) - Kronoby, FINLAND - JAN 3, 2017
355ml bottle. Pours a dark dark brown colour with frothy beige head, not lasting very long. Chocolate-explosion in the nose. A bit creamy and very sweet. taste is except for chocolate also some spices in the background along with hints of coffee. also vanilla i find. really like it as a sweet dessert.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Bush_Docta (166) - - DEC 27, 2016
Pours dark brown/black with a beige head which leaves some lacing in the glass. Lots of milk chocolate and cacao in the aroma, very pleasant and intensive, doesnt seem artificial to me. The taste is liquid chocolate (milk and dark), theres some nuts and vanilla too, its a bit sour from roasted malts. The bitterness is rather low, roasted. The beer is smooth on the palate but lacks some body; still, its a great dessert stout and fans of chocolate should love it.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
larsga (7375) - Oslo, NORWAY - DEC 17, 2016
Big beige head. Opaque black body. Deep, rich cocoa aroma with vanilla notes. Sweet perfumy rich cocoa taste with earthy chocolatey vanilla notes. Mid-bodied. Mild, soft, creamy mouthfeel. Dryish fruity cocoa aftertaste with perfumy roasty notes. Very nice. In some ways it should be too artificial, but somehow it manages to work anyway. Lots of cocoa flavour. (0.355l bottle, from wine monopoly Triaden Lrenskog.)

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Nurmis (498) - Oulu, FINLAND - DEC 15, 2016
0,5l bottle. Pours dark brown with beige head. Chocolate and vanilla are really noticeable, some maltyness to go with it. Really sweet, too sweet to be my favorite, but a quality brew!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ktwse (4240) - Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 7, 2016
Pours black with low tan head. Aroma of milk chocolate, loads of it, vanilla, cocoa powder. Taste is sweet milk chocolate, vanilla, milk... lingering sweet and sugary finish. Light to medium bodied and smooth with soft carbonation.

   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.

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