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Samuel Smith's Organic Chocolate Stout - Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)

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Ratings: 1,999
Reviews: 373
rAvg: 4.21
pDev: 11.64%
Wants: 99
Gots: 271 | FT: 3
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Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster) visit their website
United Kingdom (England)

Style | ABV
Milk / Sweet Stout |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Brewed with well water (the original well, sunk in 1758, is still in use with the hard water is drawn from 85 feet underground), the gently roasted organic chocolate malt and real organic cocoa used in this ale impart a delicious, smooth and creamy character, with inviting deep flavours and a delightful finish - this is the perfect marriage of satisfying stout and luxurious chocolate that will lead to smiles and refills. Samuel Smith's brews in traditional coppers, uses stone 'Yorkshire Squares' for fermentation, and ships every bottle from the brewery with great pride.

(Beer added by: rangerred on 10-16-2012)
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4.04/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

550 ml bottle poured into an English pub glass. Very dark murky brown-black with orange tints and a very creamy khaki-colored head of around two fingers height. Aroma of chocolate-covered raisins, dried cherries, malted milk, and a faint tinge of earthy, tangy hops. This is indeed a very chocolatey brew, comes off like semi-sweet campground hot chocolate (albeit not hot) mixed with just a little wood char to cut the sweetness. Lots of malted milk candy and a touch of dried apricot. Some diacetyl apparent. Smooth creamy mouth feel as expected, quite thick, with moderate carbonation. The nose is much sweeter than the taste but the two dimensions meld together. Finish is also quite sweet but with a subtle tea-like tannic note as well. The beer does develop toward a nutty, woody bitterness over time, probably as one's sweetness receptors start shutting down. I love milk stouts if I am in the mood for something that sweet and this is indeed an exemplary take on the style.

CalgaryFMC, Sep 21, 2014
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This pours a delightfully dark, nearly impervious to light black with a shaving cream thick head that is tan, settles so slow as to be impermeable and leaves a blanket down the glass as opposed to lacing.

The nose is superb, and dominated by the chocolate, That is a super sweet nose of fructose and malt nicely blended with a sweet and bitter-sweet chocolate, milk, vanilla, bread and caramel.

The taste is a blast of bitters very complex in the combination that has the tongue wrangling to identify the blends of chocolates, malts, vanilla, sweet malt, coriander, nutmeg, camphor and lavender.

The mouthfeel is ideal and rich, a superb delivery for the complexity and artistry of this beer.

Overall, exceptional and very highly recommend. However, when it comes to Tadcaster brewery - exceptional is the norm. This one is exceptional, even for them.

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Samuel Smith's Organic Chocolate Stout from Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)
94 out of 100 based on 1,999 ratings.