Style: Sweet Stout
Samuel Smith's Organic Chocolate Stout
What the brewers say
“Brewed with well water, the gently roasted organic chocolate malt and organic cocoa impart a delicious, smooth, and creamy character, with inviting deep flavors and a delightful finish.”
What our panel thought
Aroma: “Pronounced vanilla, milk, chocolate, and molasses on the nose, and it’s sweet and inviting, like a chocolate candy bar or milkshake. Some cherries and coconut are also present. A wonderfully fragrant beer.”
Flavor: “So smooth and creamy, like adult chocolate milk. Vanilla and chocolate hit up front, giving way to the sweetness. It’s very sweet, with big chocolate, fruit, vanilla, coconut, and cherries, with some roast and a very small floral hops presence that give a clean balance to the finish. Dangerously smooth.”
Overall: “This is a very easy-drinking beer that tastes just like chocolate milk. The sweetness, cream, and chocolate dominate, and a touch more roast would have perfectly balanced the sweetness. Overall, it’s a great beer if you are interested in a sweet stout that really showcases chocolate, cream, and slight vanilla.”
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