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

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Ratings: 2,410
Reviews: 451
rAvg: 4.22
pDev: 11.85%
Wants: 141
Gots: 486 | FT: 3
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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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4.42/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4.75/5  rDev +12.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

Like drinking chocolate cake. I poured this at a beer tasting and ran out in short order. Color is deep and dark. Nose is full. Flavor and body are think ad chocolate like thin chocolate cake batter. Would do well through an infuser with raspberrys.

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4.38/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours nigh on black with a tiny, tan head that drops to a mere film at a rather rapid pace. Some transparency around the edges with the color of root beer to it.
Smell is amazing! Rich, sweet, chocolate, vanilla, and faintly roasted malt notes. Vanilla is the lead but the support is solid and and balanced. My mouth is watering after just the first whiff.
Taste is sweet, vanilla, chocolate, a light note of roasted malt, a mere whiff of smoky wood. Vanilla is strongest here as well but delightfully so. The chocolate/vanilla mix of flavor reminds me of a Tootsie Roll, I like that. As it warms, some notes of pepper show up.
Effervescence is very restrained. Body is medium, maybe a touch more. Warming even when the liquid is still cold. Best organic beer I've had and damned fine regardless.

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3.75/5  rDev -11.1%

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3.93/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours a dark chocolate brown with an immense, but quickly vanishing head. The smell is strongly of dark unsweetened cocoa powder and a slight hint of vanilla. The taste is similar with the dark cocoa powder taking main stage. The mouth feel is incredible, velvety on the tongue and quite rich and full. Overall a very solid beer, having one of these for dessert after a good meal is ideal.

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2.5/5  rDev -40.8%

Tolerable, but not for someone with a refined pallet for stouts. Some great stouts have hints of chocolate or coffee in them this one steps it up 10 notches with an almost overpowering malty chocolate taste, it is certainly not subtle or a hint of it. It slaps you in the face with malty sugarless cocoa flavor.

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4/5  rDev -5.2%

A great chocolate flavor and aroma. Great for fall and winter. I use this type of beer as a dessert in some occasions.

Samuel Smith's Organic Chocolate Stout from Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)
94 out of 100 based on 2,410 ratings.