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

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

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Ratings: 2,215
Reviews: 403
rAvg: 4.21
pDev: 12.11%
Wants: 120
Gots: 364 | FT: 3
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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4.58/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Date Rated: March 30, 2013...
Glassware: Victory Hop Devil nonick...
Occasion: Easter Sunday--after 39 dry days of fasting...
Appearance: velvet black with chunky, brown head--the glass's tracings are spotty but true...
Aroma: lactic, milky sugars rejoice the nostrils--a cutting chocolate impacts the aroma--holy cocoa!...
Palate: vibrant, full-bodied and warming--a pleasure of milky mouthfeel; not heavy...
Taste: as the nose suggests, this stout delivers am ample dose of chocolate--robust in its profile while not posing as cake or pie...
Overall: A feast worthy of the wait, from start to finish; the oversized bottle made for a fast finisher in itself...

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4.21/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Appearance- thin but present head, beautiful dark brown color

Smell- reminds me of chocolate lip gloss that I wore in middle school. Definitely chocolatey, though.

Taste- chocolate, of course. I can definitely taste some of the alcohol, too. I'm getting an almost strawberry-ish taste right as I sip it, and there's some coffee in the aftertaste.

Mouthfeel- not too heavy, carbonation is pretty up-front, seems to coat the mouth a little

I'm new to stouts, and to ratings on here in general. Definitely love this beer, though, it makes me want to try more stouts.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This was a bomber poured into a snifter.

A: big frothy head that dissipates quickly on a dark black stout body.
T: perfectly balanced stout and chocolate. Not too sweet not too stout.
MF: great body for a 5.0 abv beer. Good carbonation
O: this beer is amazing and is currently my favorite beer. I love it and I have bought 6 bombers of it in the past 3 days.

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look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a glass mug.

A: Dark brown with two-finger, tan, fizzy, creamy head that lasted several minutes and left a nice film. Pretty good lacing.

S: Strong chocolate syrup aroma. Milk.

T: Moderate to high sweetness and light bitterness. Chocolate and milk just like the nose. Very sweet but just enough bitterness to balance. Taste lingers pleasantly in your mouth.

M: Medium to full bodied with soft carbonation. Smooth and creamy.

O: Really good Chocolate stout. The aroma is especially strong.

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look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

550ml bottle into a pint glass.

A: Pours a very dark ruby color that isn't perfectly opaque. The head forms about a three finger (via aggressive pour) mocha shade. It's creamy texture and strong retention are fairly impressive. The center of the head seems to collapse faster than the edges of the glass.

S: Big dark chocolate notes abound. Touches of hard water also abound, but this one is all about the chocolate, for better or worse. Make that better - I really like a good chocolate stout when it's done right.

T: The chocolate character takes on two different qualities: a dark chocolate note and a lesser cocoa powder undercurrent. Touches of roasted barley, minerals, and even a bit of hops help balance out all that chocolate on the finish. A ridiculously sweet brew, but I don't mind given how great the chocolate character is.

M: It's a bit drier than you'd expect from a dessert-forward beer - luckily it simply causes it not to cloy (so) badly after consumption. Still, it *is* sweet as fuck, so bring your sweet tooth.

O: This is what Young's Double Chocolate Stout should have been: a dessert beer with lots of chocolate yet just enough depth to keep it interesting. Did I say dessert beer? Yeah, because that's exactly what is - luckily it's so good I don't mind drinking this one before dinner.

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Samuel Smith's Organic Chocolate Stout from Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)
94 out of 100 based on 2,215 ratings.