Brewed by Samuel Smith
Style: Sweet Stout
Tadcaster, England


on tap

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RATINGS: 1180   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 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
badgerben (5131) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - NOV 24, 2012
Black color with a medium head. Aroma of milk chocolate. Chocolate and port-like flavor. Light lactose sweetness. Very full bodied.

harrison987 (1) - Agoura Hills, California, USA - JUN 28, 2017 does not count
The BEST chocolate stout I have had. Most chocolate stouts taste like stout with a "hint" or chocolate...THIS is more like chocolate, with a "hint" of stout. New to Trader Joe’s...found one...IMMEDIATELY fell in love, and got 4 more. HIGHLY recommended for anyone who likes chocolate stouts.

notadropspilt (7) - Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 28, 2017 does not count
When it comes to Chocolate stouts, many make bold claims, but few deliver. Most Chocolate stouts taste like stout with a minimal taste of bitter chocolate in the finish. Well forgot those ones this is chocolate with a hint of beer. When opening a huge waft of sweet milk chocolate can be smelt from feet away. And the taste does not disappoint, it is what it says it is, Chocolate beer, like no other. Coupled with the organic factor this is a masterpiece of brewing knowledge. My only complaint is that 1 perhaps 2 is enough, after that you feel you have gorged on too much chocolate.

matoss (72) - Warszawa Ursus, POLAND - JUN 28, 2017
Piwo czarne, piana ładna, choć opada. W aromacie i smaku sporo czekolady, lekka kawa, troche mleka. Smaczne piwo, choć niczym nie porywa. Pijalny.

freekyp (2194) - Thomasville, North Carolina, USA - JUN 27, 2017
From the first waff off this Sammie you know it’s going to be a special beer. The deep chocolate chip cookie aroma rolls off the towering pock-marked mountain of tan head. On the tongue it’s extremely creamy and mouthfilling with sweet chocolate flavor. It stops just short of cloying, but is still sweet even for the style. It’s dark brown in the glass, and leaves lacy rings with each sip. Hints of vanilla coffee creamer creep in at the finish. A dessert beer without a doubt.

bigericsports (84) - Berkeley, California, USA - JUN 19, 2017
Bomber poured into a pint glass, pours dark brown, almost black with a beige foamy head, nice lacing. Sweet chocolate aroma with a tinge of vanilla. Taste is sweet malty with dried fruity notes, chocolate, vanilla and cocoa. It’s a nice stout, would recommend to friends!

Hardened (113) - POLAND - JUN 11, 2017
W zapachu kakao i czekolada, to samo w smaku. Jednorodne, bez rozczarowania, lecz jednocześnie nie skłaniające do powtórki. Tyle.

masiliauskas (14) - Kaunas, LITHUANIA - MAY 28, 2017
AROMA: Monin’s chocolate syrup and instant coffee (with creamer!). If you find ’luxurious chocolate’ here and gave this a 10, drop me a message so I can fistfight you. ***** APPEARANCE: a feisty, lacey, Coke-on-coke kind of a foam. The colour is pretty good, the foam is pretty odd, the overall is an average mark. ***** TASTE: too sweet and borderline irritating. The chocolate falls flat, coffee saves the day. The meh’est of mehs ever. How is this a 96? ***** PALATE: carbonization too high for my liking, the whole thing is just too watery. I’d expected a soft bed of cosy warm chocolatey notes and instead got something right out of a drink fountain. ***** OVERALL: I honestly feel either the first couple guys were just trolling with the higher scores and the lot of you just felt too afraid not to follow suit or this batch is just very unlucky. The traits of a refreshing helles mixed into a stout do not make for a good combination, at least for me, that is. Hey, it’s all opinion! As I said before, I’m open to fistfights.

LearninBeer (581) - Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA - MAY 27, 2017
The aroma is chocolate and coffee. Pours dark brown with light beige head mostly diminishing and excellent lacing. The taste is sweet and a touch bitter. The body is medium/light, the texture creamy, the carbonation lively and the finish long. Very good!

gormio (52) - FINLAND - MAY 21, 2017
Kokiksen väristä, sormen paksunen vaahto. Tuoksussa vaniljaa, kaakaota. Maku maitosuklaamainen, kevyt kahvi, vähän makea.

rikstar (2603) - NETHERLANDS - MAY 21, 2017
Heerlijk aroma met toffee en chocolade. Smaak zoet met hazelnoten crème chocolade en ook koek. Voor dit alcoholpercentage en goede body

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