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

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Ratings: 2,019
Reviews: 374
rAvg: 4.21
pDev: 11.64%
Wants: 98
Gots: 277 | 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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look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours almost pitch black with an outstanding head, lacing and retention. Outstanding nose of very rich chocolate and notes of vanilla - like liquid chocolate malt balls. Almost medium bodied with a slightly slick and creamy texture. Normal carbonation with a bit of effervescence on the finish. The flavor profile is outstanding in intensity, very well balanced and reasonably complex. It's begins with a liquid chocolate malt ball rush that is a nice blend of sweet and bitter dark chocolate with a slight vanilla note. The middle is slightly bitter, mostly of a dark bitter chocolate but also a touch of roast. The smooth finish slowly fades from sweet to bitter dark chocolate. This is the best example of a chocolate stout I've ever had.

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