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

Samuel Smith's Organic Chocolate StoutSamuel Smith's Organic Chocolate Stout

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1,490 Ratings
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Ratings: 1490
Reviews: 332
rAvg: 4.19
pDev: 11.93%


Brewed by:
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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: rangerred on 10-16-2012)
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alphagnome

Iowa

3.95/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Appearance:
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.

Aroma:
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.

Taste:
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.

Mouthfeel:
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.

Overall:
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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Poured from a 22oz into a nonic pint. It has a great appearance almost black with low transparency and a 3/4 inch off white head. It has a delightful milk chocolate/dark chocolate nose. It has a nice creamy chocolate taste. It has a creamy mouth feel with a wet finish. Overall a very enjoyable chocolate stout.

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smell - milk chocolate, cream, cocoa powder

Taste - milk chocolate, cocoa, cream

Mouthfeel - medium bodied, medium carbonation, smooth, rich, sweet, flavors linger, the aftertaste is similar to eating melted chocolate ice cream

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Samuel Smith's Organic Chocolate Stout from Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)
93 out of 100 based on 1,490 ratings.