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Brewed by Samuel Smith
Style: Sweet Stout
Tadcaster, England

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RATINGS: 1175   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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3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
notalush (5853) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 22, 2012
Dark brown pour - soapy, moderately thick lace - nose is all bittersweet chocolate/cocoa nibs, with light touches of coconut, vanilla and a hint of oak - medium soft carbonation in the mouth - body is just a little light - loads of sweet chocolate in the flavor, coconut, vanilla bean - there is a moderate tartness and acidity through the middle that balances the sweetness fairly well - a touch of damp wood in the finish, with lingering coconut - interesting and tasty brew, but I would like a tad more heft.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
gormio (52) - FINLAND - MAY 21, 2017
Kokiksen vrist, sormen paksunen vaahto. Tuoksussa vaniljaa, kaakaota. Maku maitosuklaamainen, kevyt kahvi, vhn makea.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rikstar (2562) - NETHERLANDS - MAY 21, 2017
Heerlijk aroma met toffee en chocolade. Smaak zoet met hazelnoten crme chocolade en ook koek. Voor dit alcoholpercentage en goede body

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
St0pa (23) - POLAND - MAY 14, 2017
UPDATED: MAY 14, 2017 Aromat kakao, czekolada bardzo wyrazny, czuc go przy kazdym lyku. Na poczatku ladna czapa piany, z czasem opada ale pieknie zdobi szklo. W smaku mleczna czekolada, lekka slodycz, w tle delikatna kawa i subtelna goryczka.

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Fullpintofbeer (322) - Bristol, Somerset, ENGLAND - MAY 13, 2017
From bottle. Huge, beige head, very dark brown colour, fair lacing. Aroma: lots of chocolate, cookies, coffee, bit of burnt tyre. Lightly sweet with dry/bitter aftertaste. Full body, long finish, lively. Very nice aroma, rest is ok, palate could have been more complex.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
brewberg (9) - Drammen, NORWAY - MAY 11, 2017 does not count
Nice soft chocolatey aroma and also subtle notes of the same cider-ish freshness that you can find in their porter. In the beginning the aromas from the chocolate was really nice, but over time it develops into seeming artificial. Beautiful dark brown/black with a perfect amount of nicely tan colored foam. Balanced sweetness and bitterness but the sweetness is more prominent, without the acidity from the co2 it would probably have been too sweet. In my opinion something doesnt add up in the mouth. The ale feels as lively and sparkling as pale lagers with a nice sting to the tongue, but this does not match the expectations I get from the smells and color which tells me to expect a warm and heavy ale. For me this ale tastes like like someone added chocolate syrup and (too much) sugar into a a light and tasty stout, and now Im wishing I could drink the ale without the additives.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
planky84 (3152) - Lee, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 3, 2017
Bottle from Eltham Wines. Dark brown pour with a light tan head, holds head well Lots of chocolate in the aroma with a splosh of cocoa, chocolate ice cream. Flavours of very sweet cocoa, chocolate ice cream. Theres certainly no escaping the chocolate in this one! Still, I love chocolate and this is a nice beer....although definitely just one bottle per session would be more than enough.

3.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
josanguapo (1548) - SPAIN - APR 30, 2017
From Tercertiempocervezas. In Ikeas pint glass. Playing Aarus Awakening + Void & Meddler. Lots of chocolate here, and of the real kind, not something that reminds chocolate. However, its too much for my liking and becomes cloying

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bjorn77 (270) - 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

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Navers (85) - 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.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
mviljamaa (130) - 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.


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