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

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Ratings: 1,728
Reviews: 354
rAvg: 4.19
pDev: 11.69%
Wants: 70
Gots: 165 | FT: 2
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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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Therisse

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4.13/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

I've tried this beer in several ways now: At a tasting, in a beer float, and finally by itself.

Appearance: It has a lot of small bubbles and poured with a thick head. A smaller head remained well after pouring. It was very hard for light to penetrate through it but regardless, I could tell the beer was mostly clear. The foam at the top was a light beige.

Aroma: Right away I could smell the roasted malt followed by vanilla and dark chocolate. Smell was on the stronger side and there was a slight hop smell in the background.

Flavor: If you want a chocolate beer, this is the beer to be drinking. It's sweet, but not like sugary sweet it's like dark chocolate sweet, especially in the nose. At the back of the throat through the finish hops can be detected as well as the roasted-ness. It also had nutty notes and kind of reminded me of sweet tarts at some point.

Mouthfeel: This is where the beer is lacking. I like my stouts to be really thick and I felt it was on the thin side. The amount of bubbles I could feel was nice, but it made me crave more hoppiness or bitterness.

Overall: This beer is awesome... BUT! Personally, the lack of bitter and hop characteristics set it back for me. Because of that, I feel it was a little off balance. It also left me wanting a thicker body and an overall stronger flavor.

Serving type: bottle

02-27-2013 04:44:40 | More by Therisse
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Samuel Smith's Organic Chocolate Stout from Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)
93 out of 100 based on 1,728 ratings.