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

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Samuel Smith's Organic Chocolate StoutSamuel Smith's Organic Chocolate Stout

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1,650 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,650
Reviews: 350
rAvg: 4.19
pDev: 11.69%
Wants: 64
Gots: 128 | 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:
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.

(Beer added by: rangerred on 10-16-2012)
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3/5  rDev -28.4%

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2.5/5  rDev -40.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

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DenisKolkin

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3.89/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

550 ml bottle purchased from LCBO for $4.95 CDN. Served chilled into a pint glass.

Appearance - Dark brown, an enormous 3.5 fingers of head was poured leaving beautiful tan lacing all around the glass. The head dissipates fairly quickly leaving about a half finger of dense cream-like head on top of the beer. Rather opaque as well.

Smell - Chocolate, faint espresso and a slight nuttiness in there as well. the chocolate is the featured aroma though.

Taste - Sweet chocolate, blended milk and dark chocolates. Frothy like flavor like some sort of extravagant dessert. A bit rich and sweet for my tastes, a touch cloying but overall quite tasty.

Mouthfeel - Rich, decadent, medium carbonation and continues with the dessert illusion.

Overall - While this is probably my favorite of the style that I've tried so far, I can't get the same enjoyment out of this style that I can from others. Even with that said I would not hesitate to split a bottle with some as an after dessert beverage.

Serving type: bottle

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Minnesota

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A: Dark black coffee colored, 3/4" khaki colored head, spotty/stumpy lacing, fine bubbles similar to a Guinness draught - head dissipates to a fine film.
S: Cocoa, coffee w/ cream, caramel, milk chocolate malts.
T: Milk chocolate, roasted malts, sweet chocolate syrup middle, slight hop ending with a slightly bitter finish.
M: High CO2 which makes the brew have a surprisingly light mouth feel, creamy, no heavy coating effect.
O: Very tasty brew. Great flavor but personally, it (the chocolate sweetness) gets to be a little much towards the end of the brew. The sweetness lingers like hot cocoa. Wife and sister-in-law loved this beer. Great beer to sip next to the fire on a cold winter night for sure.

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4.1/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Nice head retention, appears fairly carbonated, color is deep brown bordering on black. Appears a bit thin during the pour. Nice lacing going down.
S: Wow, amazing chocolate syrup aroma. Really, not much else. But, never got this much chocolate aroma out of a beer before. Impressive.
T: More depth in the taste. Yes, definitely chocolatey, very sweet, but some malt depth here too, a bit bready, almost like chocolate smeared over freshly baked bread. Some slight vanilla here too. Some slight bitterness to balance the sweetness, but mostly very sweet. No butter flavors coming through. This is very good, but the sweetness is fairly overpowering.
M: Medium, carbonation is actually fairly mild. Wouldn't mind a bit heavier.
O: Great chocolate flavor and aroma. If you like chocolate and sweets, you may love this beer. I found the sweetness a bit high on this beer, and it would be difficult to have more than one of these. But very impressed with chocolate character - I may choose to spring this on a chocolate lover at some point.

Serving type: bottle

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Samuel Smith's Organic Chocolate Stout from Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)
93 out of 100 based on 1,650 ratings.