Samuel Smith's Organic Chocolate Stout - Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)
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3.95/5 rDev -5.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
Borderline black in color, this dark brown beer filters out all light. Topped by a cream colored, finger width thick head that looks soft enough to double as a pillow. No noticeable carbonation or lacing.
Most beers require getting up close and personal to gather a good sniff - not so here! This one fills the nostrils. Heavy cream and chocolate milk - reminds me of mixing Hershey's chocolate syrup with milk. Thick molasses, almost cavity-inducing and cocoa nibs galore! Has a powder like quality to it.. the overall package is very aromatic and potent.
Incredibly sweet! After each sip I found myself both enjoying and cringing at the sweetness. Oddly enough, it's the presence of the alcohol I notice first. It's upfront and not masked well, but adds surprisingly character. Chocolate lovers rejoice! Thick, sweet chocolate attacks your taste buds from beginning to end. Molasses and heavy cream crank the sweetness to 11.
Thick body with plenty of carbonation. Extra creamy. Sweetness stabs your tongue from beginning to end. Easy to drink at first but the sweetness slowly starts to overwhelm the senses. Best enjoyed one small sip at a time.
I find myself surprised by the fact that I enjoyed this considering I do not like stuff this sweet - I typically avoid them. That said, it's not a beer I'd seek out often but highly recommend checking this one out at least once because it's definitely a unique experience.
Serving type: bottle
11-15-2013 03:34:50 | More by alphagnome
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