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

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Ratings: 2,474
Reviews: 470
rAvg: 4.23
pDev: 11.82%
Wants: 151
Gots: 537 | FT: 6
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:
Beer added by: rangerred on 10-16-2012

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.
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look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

500 ml. bottle poured into a pint glass. This Organic Stout pours deep brownish black and with clear ruby highlights. An inch of mocha foam collapses slowly upon the liquid and leave good lace, keeping a ring through the pint.

Nice aroma of milk chocolate and some subdued black cherry along with a yeast component. Taste follows suit and adds a slight roast character mid palate and a lingering fruity chocolate and cocoa finish. Offers a wonderful feel with a touch of fruit and then some chocolate and with a slightly coarse spicy finish that coats the tongue for like a week. Not sure what 'natural flavors' are added to this brew but they do seem to enhance rather than detract from the whole experience and blend well with the yeast and malt factors that underly it all. Another solid brew from Tadcaster..

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Poured into a large 20 ounce mug (I love English pints). Dark root beer in color with some ruby tints around the edges. A very nice 2-inch beige pillowy head. Outstanding chocolatey aroma; strong and sweet like a chocolate cake right out of the oven; nice hazel nut overtones. It doesn't get any better - makes you want to keep on breathing it in. The taste follows the nose plus hints of vanilla and deep malty goodness. Mouthfeel - light carbonation, heavy and sticky. Top of the line for the style. Not much more to say except don't pass this one up!

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

500 ml bottle was poured into an imperial pint glass.

Appearance: This beer poured two finger mocha head that reduced to a thin layer. Nice lacing on the glass too. It is a pitch black color with no clarity or vision of bubbles coming up the glass. More lacing down the glass as the beer was drank.

Smell: Sweet milk chocolate, roasted malts, and sweet confectioner sugar.

Taste: Super sweet and creamy milk chocolate, roasted malts, and a little mild bitterness in the end.

Mouthfeel: Smooth, creamy, medium to full bodied, and medium carbonation.

Overall: This beer awesome. I've seen it for years, and happy to have bought a bottle of it.

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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

What can I say about this beer.
Pours a dark black with a two finger tan head that lingers.
Aroma is dark, bittersweet, and strong milk chocolate with heavy cream.
Just barely any coffee.
Flavor is full milk chocolate with a creamy mouthfeel.
Tons of coco and coco powder flavors with a little vanilla.
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The beer alone is good enough for dessert and at 5% there's no sign of alcohol.
Amazing beer and my new favorite dessert beer.

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look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Samuel Smith's 'Organic Chocolate Stout' @ 5.0% , served from a 500 ml bottle purchased for $7

A-pour is a dark cola brown from the bottle to almost black in the glass with some ruby peeking thru the glass edge with a big tan head leaving a frothy lace along the pint

S-bakers chocolate

T-sweet & smooth tasting stout , hint of bitter bakers chocolate on the swallow

MF-ok carbonation , medium body

Ov-good beer , definate dessert beer

prost LampertLand

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