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

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Ratings: 2,313
Reviews: 428
rAvg: 4.22
pDev: 11.85%
Wants: 129
Gots: 430 | FT: 2
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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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This pours a delightfully dark, nearly impervious to light black with a shaving cream thick head that is tan, settles so slow as to be impermeable and leaves a blanket down the glass as opposed to lacing.

The nose is superb, and dominated by the chocolate, That is a super sweet nose of fructose and malt nicely blended with a sweet and bitter-sweet chocolate, milk, vanilla, bread and caramel.

The taste is a blast of bitters very complex in the combination that has the tongue wrangling to identify the blends of chocolates, malts, vanilla, sweet malt, coriander, nutmeg, camphor and lavender.

The mouthfeel is ideal and rich, a superb delivery for the complexity and artistry of this beer.

Overall, exceptional and very highly recommend. However, when it comes to Tadcaster brewery - exceptional is the norm. This one is exceptional, even for them.

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for me this is way too sweet , overall I am sure I am rating way to low but for me too sweet. if you are a new comer to Imperial stouts or not a fan of a bitter finish than you will enjoy this . very sweet and no bitter aftertaste all sweet like drinking chocolate melted ice-cream. again its a good beer just not for me . if anyone is looking for this one feel free to contact me for a trade. .

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Samuel Smith's Organic Chocolate Stout from Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)
94 out of 100 based on 2,313 ratings.