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

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Samuel Smith's Organic Chocolate Stout
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Ratings: 1,800
Reviews: 357
rAvg: 4.2
pDev: 11.67%
Wants: 76
Gots: 193 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
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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4.98/5  rDev +18.6%

12 oz bottle poured in a Stout glass.

Appearance - Mostly black with a nice but not overbearing brown head.

Smell - Very pungent and prominent chocolate/cocoa smell. One of my favorite smelling beers. Some stouts tend to be difficult to pick up a good scent on, but this is right in your face and it's just quite amazing.

Taste - chocolate...no two ways about it. maybe a little coffee/express in the finish. So delectable. My first time drinking this was favorable, but my 2nd purchase (a 4 pack) quickly made not only my favorite Samuel Smith variety, but also surpassed it as my favorite Chocolate Stout (the previous being Young's double chocolate..which is a fantastic stout in itself). It's certainly a dark chocolate flavor...one that you want to keep sipping until the glass is empty. Sometimes you feel bad you drank the whole thing without savoring it properly.

Mouthfeel - despite it's somewhat rich flavor and smell, it is a medium mouthfeel. Not overbearing or too filling. I wouldn't call it a session beer, but it's hard to resist having a couple in a row if you have enough available

Overall - A terrific representation of the style. I *love* this beer. It's one of those beers where you just bask in each sip and wish the glass was bottomless. There are a few beers which are hard to believe are even beers, and this is one of them. Samuel Smith is probably my favorite brewery period, and this is their best beer IMHO. That should say enough about how i feel about it

03-16-2013 09:02:19 | More by Swedgin_Wu
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North Carolina

4.45/5  rDev +6%

Poured into an imperial nonic a deep chocolate brown with a creamy 1/2 finger tan colore head atop,a great looking pour.Milk chocolate really stood out to me in the nose along with roast and a hint of vanilla,like dessert in a glass.Mellow slightly fizzy feel to the beer,both balance each other out well.Chocolate and more chocolate on the palate but it doesn't hammer your taste buds,it's just a mellow lingering chocolatiness,mild roast and nuttiness with a shot of vanilla.I would make an ice cream float out of this,it's not even close to being cloying but the chocolate flavors are predominant,a great fricken milk stout here!

10-31-2012 20:37:36 | More by oberon
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4.03/5  rDev -4%

Pours a dark, deep brown with some ruby shining through the edges - not quite dark or bold enough to be called black. A light tan head forms, stays, and leave a little bit of wet looking lace on the way down. The aroma is full-force, 100% chocolate. BIG TIME chocolate - creamy and sweet, like chocolate milk or chocolate candies. Chocolate syrup, up and down. Some light roasty malt aromas, of course, but they don't stand a chance against the chocolate barricade. As it warms up, a slight nutty aroma pops its head in. But, like, chocolate covered nuts. This chocolate means serious fucking business.

The taste is basically everything you'd expect - sweet chocolate, through and through. Like a creamy and sweet chocolate milk, with some extra chocolate syrup added. The chocolate is overall pretty sweet and milky, but there is a bit of bitterness from the heavy roast in the malt. Perhaps a little bit is from the hops also? But I don't taste much hop flavor, if any at all. Maybe a bit of leafiness, but I'm probably just talking out of my ass. I don't taste much else but combinations of different chocolates. Thin-medium body, a little thinner than expected, and not as creamy as I'd hoped for, with high carbonation.

Chocolate milk beer, basically. Milk chocolate flavors dominate, with just a touch of bitter roast for balance. Good beer to introduce people to stouts who are intimidated. Drinks easy, and very flavorful for being only 5% ABV.

02-16-2013 22:23:03 | More by tectactoe
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4.75/5  rDev +13.1%

06-12-2014 20:36:23 | More by jmvttr
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4/5  rDev -4.8%

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4/5  rDev -4.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

04-09-2014 15:01:00 | More by MikeC144
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10-28-2012 21:59:44 | More by sabitu
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4.75/5  rDev +13.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -10.7%

05-15-2014 03:19:27 | More by DaftPatrick
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4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

12-01-2012 22:24:02 | More by DWolf
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4/5  rDev -4.8%

07-26-2014 03:03:54 | More by TimoP
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4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

04-08-2013 00:35:50 | More by JakerLou
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4.2/5  rDev 0%

Typical SS mid sized bottle. No freshenss info.

Pours near black. Head is larger and luxorious. Stays and stays. Then a nice film, low sheeting and ample fine bits of lace and more sheeting.

Chocolate sniff. Yum

Smooth and super tasty. More milk chocolate all over this one.
Also notes of dark malts, vanilla, dark bread. A treat to enjoy this well crafted ale. They have been doing it since 1758! Dark beer lovers go get some and enjoy with a chocolate dessert or worked great with some spicy mexican tacos

01-13-2013 19:33:58 | More by Billolick
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4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

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4/5  rDev -4.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

02-18-2013 13:43:45 | More by mctizzz
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4/5  rDev -4.8%

Appearance: one inch head, dark brown in color, clear, moderate carbonation

Smell: chocolate both sweet milk and dark varieties

Taste: cocoa powder dominates with tastes of sweet milk chocolate, light amounts of dark chocolate and slight coconut

Mouthfeel: sweet start with a slightly bitter backbone, light bodied, moderate carbonation, bit chalky

Overall: I like this one a lot, but perhaps not as much as their organic fruit beers--almost like a good English chaocalte candy bar in liquid form. It takes on a great chalky--but pleasant cocoa quality to it. A lot more choclate taste than stout taste but definately one to get again--especially in the cooler months.

12-10-2012 15:10:59 | More by tigg924
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Samuel Smith's Organic Chocolate Stout from Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)
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