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

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

1,921 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 1,921
Reviews: 368
rAvg: 4.2
pDev: 11.9%
Wants: 93
Gots: 237 | FT: 2
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:
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 -3.8%
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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4.75/5  rDev +13.1%

12 FL. OZ. bottle poured into a pilsner style pint glass. Even with a rather aggressive pour, the head did not manifest very well. It reached approximately 1/2 inch of depth and was a dirty sand color or khaki. The head dissipated quickly. The smell instantly reminded me of malted milk balls. Vanilla as well. Taste was definitely different than the smell. Chocolate, and bitter at the end. Very smooth feel in the mouth, and medium carbonation. Lacing was pleasing for the first half of the glass, but diminished towards the end. I think the BA score of 94 is pretty much exact for this beer. The fact that it is brewed with old well water just reminds me of my childhood on a farm drinking well water from a garden hose. A pleasant thing for me to think about while enjoying this organic beer.

By far the best chocolate stout I have ever had.

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Samuel Smith's Organic Chocolate Stout from Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)
94 out of 100 based on 1,921 ratings.