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

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Ratings: 2,419
Reviews: 453
rAvg: 4.22
pDev: 11.85%
Wants: 144
Gots: 493 | FT: 4
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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:
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: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a bottle into a pint glass.

A: thick tan colored head and a dark chocolaty liquid.

S: smells like a bar of dark chocolate with a faint alcohol undertone.

T: slightly bitter and sweet. Very chocolaty. The stout flavor comes in a bit in the aftertaste.

M: very smooth and easy to drink.

O: one of the better chocolate beers I've tried
I enjoy it as a dessert beer and my girlfriend really loves it. Only problem is it is pretty expensive around where I live.

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4.05/5  rDev -4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

This is a great milk/sweet stout. Pours a dark brown color with light coming through only at the bottom of the glass, Big light tan head and thick patches of lacing on the glass.

Smell is the best part. Pure milk chocolate and a little roasted malts. The chocolate is strong enough to think you are smelling a melted Hershey bar.

Taste is more subdued than the aroma. That much chocolate in the taste would probably be not as good as it sounds. Still plenty of milk chocolate but there is some maltiness and possibly a hint of vanilla.

Mouthfeel is smooth but a bit light.

Overall this is a great snack/after dinner beer. Too much chocolate for it to be a session beer. The big flavor makes this a sipping rather than guzzling beer.

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4.26/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Samuel smith's makes a fine brew. This is a rich dark stout with great nose appeal and a taste to stand up to most. The flavor is a well balanced of chocolate and milk. The color is of a dark, thick, coal mud. I believe this is one of the best valued chocolate stouts available. Drink up.

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4.1/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Poured from a 550ml bottle into a Samuel Smith pint glass. Pours a dark brown color with a full three fingered head that slowly recedes into a rocky, sea foam head.

S: Sweet milk chocolate notes with a hint of vanilla, toffee, and coffee.

T: Much like the nose in variety of flavor, though some are a little less dominating. Sweet chocolate notes with a hint of vanilla, some light coffee notes and not a whole lot else.

M: Mild carbonation for this fairly bodied beer, the carbonation suits the flavors well. The beer is a thick, certainly not light.

O: Overall, a fantastic beer, definitely on the buy again list, thanks to my friend who recommended it.

Samuel Smith's Organic Chocolate Stout from Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)
94 out of 100 based on 2,419 ratings.