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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: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

550ml bottle served in a nonic pint glass.

Look: Murky brown - looks like it was pulled from a swamp. If you're expecting opaque black stoutness then you're in the wrong place. Creamy head which leaves some lacing.

Smell: You know how it's called 'Chocolate Stout'? They ain't kidding - chocolate, chocolate, chocolate. This smells like hot chocolate with added fruit and malt, there's even a certain 'milkiness' about the smell. Absolutely divine.

Taste: It tastes like it smells - fruity hot chocolate, with a slightly earthy, hoppy aftertaste. It doesn't taste like a beer at all, much less a stout, but in a very good way. Quite sweet, but not excessively so.

Feel: Seriously smooth. Despite looking like swamp water and smelling like a bedtime drink this stout has a wonderfully creamy feel which slips down perfectly. Imagine chocolate brownies liquified and fermented and you're probably not far off.

Overall: Sam Smiths cop a lot of flak for their business practices but with very few exceptions their beers are all absolutely top notch. For me, the chocolate stout is ahead of the pack by a country mile, with only the Imperial Stout coming anywhere close. The combination of the amazing chocolate aroma and taste make this a world class brew.

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Pours deep deep brown, settles in the glass black, yields a thick brown head that recedes slowly, leaving some lacing down the sides of the glass.

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This is a dessert no doubt, sweet, roasted chocolate, it's like a chocolate maker and brewer fused together to make this brew.

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550 ml Bottle

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