Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Samuel Smith's Organic Chocolate Stout


Samuel Smith's Organic Chocolate Stout


Brewed by:

Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)

Tadcaster, United Kingdom (England)


Milk / Sweet Stout


5.00% ABV

Commercial Description:
Bottle: Filtered
Ingredients: Water; Organic malted barley; Organic cane sugar; Yeast; Organic hops; Organic cocoa extract; Carbon dioxide
Brewed with well water (the original well, sunk in 1758, is still in use with the hard well water being drawn from 85 feet underground), the gently roasted organic cocoa extract impart a delicious, smooth and creamy character, with inviting deep flavours and a delightful finish - this is a marriage of satisfying stout and luxurious chocolate. (RateBeer.com)

General Pricing:
12oz bottles: ~$10.00 4 pack ~$55.00 case
18.7oz bottles: ~$4.00 each

Background:
I just sampled this beer last week at Chocolate Beer tasting at State Line Liquors. I thought it was the best chocolate flavored beer at the tasting and thought I should give it a full review.

Review:
The beer pours a dark brown, almost completely opaque with just a hint of ruby hues peeking though the glass. The pour also produced a fairly rich tan to cocoa colored head.

The nose is almost all chocolate with some roasted malt aromas mixed in.

Wow, what a great first sip; rich chocolate malty goodness.

This wonderful experience starts out with a dark malt sweetness up front followed by a silky smooth and creamy mouthfeel as this rich ale rolls over the tongue in the middle of the sip. The back-end is very rich, thick and malty but still fairly easy drinking with an almost effortless swallow. The finish is amazingly rich with smooth dark roasted malt flavors with notes of chocolate and a touch of coffee followed by the most impressive chocolate aftertaste.

The head on this beer has diminished but still remains thick enough to add a nice creaminess to the mouthfeel.

This has got to be the chocolatiest tasting chocolate beer that I have ever had.  

As the beer warms it is getting richer and smoother and the chocolate notes are just outstanding.

Wow, Rich chocolaty malt goodness to the last warm drop. Gotta Love It!

A+ | Samuel Smith's Organic Chocolate Stout is probably the best tasting natural chocolate flavored beer that I have ever had with it’s rich dark roasted malt flavors and velvety smooth mouthfeel this chocolate delight has rich malty goodness to the last warm drop.

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