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

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1,715 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,715
Reviews: 354
rAvg: 4.19
pDev: 11.69%
Wants: 70
Gots: 158 | 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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philbe311

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3.99/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A - A slightly late to develop head that yields close to three fingers worth of dark khaki / medium brown colored velvety froth with a bit of a rocky top... Decent retention... Once settled there is a thick rich creamy lacing that is quite inviting... The color is a dull flat black that doesn't late any light permeate... Mostly still with just an occasional stray carbonation bubble though some additional bubbles remain clung to the sides of the glass... A thick sheet of lacing clings to the sides of the glass...

S - It shouldn't come as much of a surprise but this one packs a mammoth chocolate aroma... Loaded with fudge brownie uncooked batter... Cocoa... A mix of both milk and dark chocolates... A light layer of mocha coffee... Did I mention chocolate??? Quite intoxicating...

T - The flavor is much more subdued the nose with much better balance... Lightly roasted malts is introduced to the equation... The sweetness of dialed down several notches... Loads of cocoa... Dark chocolate... A hint of fudge... A hint of dark choclate... Some sweet cream character as well...

M - Medium to full bodied... Smooth... Velvety... Even and consistent... Limited carbonation... A bit chalky on the finish...

D - A rock solid Milk / Sweet Stout... Solid in all areas... The stellar aroma and 5.0% ABV are the stars of the show... Very nice brew that I recommend and will gladly indulge in again in the future when presented the opportunity...

Serving type: bottle

09-11-2013 17:50:37 | More by philbe311
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Samuel Smith's Organic Chocolate Stout from Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)
93 out of 100 based on 1,715 ratings.