Origin: Tadcaster, Yorkshire, England
Style: Sweet Stout
ABV: 5%

Samuel Smith's have been brewing since 1758 and still use the same well; sourcing the water the same way, making beer the same way. Consequently they've avoided pumping loads of crap into their beer, and it tastes all the better for it.

I can't rate Samuel Smith's enough. They make some fantastic, tasty beers and this one is no exception. It's sweet (but not sickly), creamy bodied and wholly moreish - just like a chocolate stout should be.

I love their eccentric labels too. There's a whole load of different elements going on here -  from art nouveau roses to a 3D render of a cocoa plant, and some latin script all held together by theYorkshire rose (which features on all their products). A bit odd but created with heart and soul. I'll drink to that.
A project by Richard Heap
A graphic designer from Stockport, England