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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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Ratings: 1,881
Reviews: 364
rAvg: 4.2
pDev: 11.67%
Wants: 87
Gots: 225 | 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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Reviews by danieelol:
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3.71/5  rDev -11.7%

Pours a dark black, brown around edges with nice white head and lacing.

Nose is chocolate, earthiness, sugar crystals, nuttiness. Nice rich chocolate aroma, almost like Nutella (even though that's supposedly made with hazelnuts). The authenticity of the chocolate is easily the best aspect of this beer, and the best of any chocolate flavoured beer I've had. Also some cheap confectionery malts.

Taste is more chocolate, earthiness, nuttiness. While it starts kind of sweet, it finishes rather astringent. I suspect this may be from the presumably high levels of cocoa powder in the beer. Little bit of yeast.

Mouthfeel is thick and good- cocoa butter-y but still has that astringency.

This beer is a great accomplishment in chocolate aromatics but that astringency detracts a lot from its enjoyment.

danieelol, Jan 26, 2014
More User Reviews:
Photo of oberon
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!

oberon, Oct 31, 2012
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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.

tectactoe, Feb 16, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +13.1%

jmvttr, Jun 12, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

dolivaw, Oct 21, 2013
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4/5  rDev -4.8%

tbryan5, May 24, 2013
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5/5  rDev +19%

bhahlen, Oct 28, 2013
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4.64/5  rDev +10.5%

GameOfBeers, Aug 18, 2014
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4/5  rDev -4.8%

SuomiHobbit, Jan 19, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

MikeC144, Apr 09, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

sabitu, Oct 28, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +13.1%

RoninBirdman, Aug 19, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -10.7%

DaftPatrick, May 15, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

DWolf, Dec 01, 2012
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4/5  rDev -4.8%

TimoP, Jul 26, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

Doomcifer, Aug 01, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

JakerLou, Apr 08, 2013
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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

Billolick, Jan 13, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

sbartnik01, Jan 08, 2014
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4/5  rDev -4.8%

SuperbikeShaun, Oct 22, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

mctizzz, Feb 18, 2013
Photo of tigg924
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.

tigg924, Dec 10, 2012
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4/5  rDev -4.8%

aquazr1, Jan 25, 2014
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4/5  rDev -4.8%

Lgrec8, Sep 14, 2013
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Samuel Smith's Organic Chocolate Stout from Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)
94 out of 100 based on 1,881 ratings.