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

Samuel Smith's Organic Chocolate StoutSamuel Smith's Organic Chocolate Stout

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BA SCORE
93
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1,497 Ratings
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Ratings: 1497
Reviews: 335
rAvg: 4.19
pDev: 11.93%


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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: rangerred on 10-16-2012)
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Reviews by tigg924:
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tigg924

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: bottle

12-10-2012 15:10:59 | More by tigg924
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delta490

Virginia

3.84/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a deep brown with a slight tan head that last throughout the beer. Great retention. The aroma is rich cocoa. It almost is too much, but doesn't quite cross that line. The taste has a little bit more balance against the malt bill but the cocoa notes come through quite strong here as well. It has a nice mouthfeel and weight on the palate. If you don't like chocolate beer, you will not like this one.

Serving type: bottle

04-23-2014 22:46:25 | More by delta490
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Adkins1203

Ohio

4/5  rDev -4.5%

04-22-2014 12:26:40 | More by Adkins1203
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thehyperduck

Ontario (Canada)

4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

04-22-2014 03:26:49 | More by thehyperduck
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jjwisenheimer

Indiana

4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

04-22-2014 01:32:00 | More by jjwisenheimer
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adamette

Ohio

4.7/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Live review. Poured from the 550 mL bottle that my brother in law Bruce bought at Save On Tobacco & Beverage in Mentor, Ohio about a month ago. He then gave it to me after a party that he hosted. Thanks Bruce! Price tag on the bottle cap announces "3.99." Stamp on neck of bottle indicates "SI27M1" although I do not observe a "best by" date anywhere on the bottle.

A Great medium brown two inch head over a ver dark body that glows a deep mahogany in front of direct light. Nice look. 4.0

S Gentle stout with nice milk chocolate sweetness. I don't know about anyone else, but this is the best "chocolate stout" smell that I have encountered. 4.5

T Great smell carries right over into the taste. Dark roast malt is classically prepared (I would not expect anything else from Samuel Smith/Tadcaster) and the chocolate is the perfect companion that it was meant to be in all of the chocolate stouts that I have had before this one. THIS is how it is supposed to be done. Bravo! 5.0

M Smooth as silk feel that slips over my tongue and down my throat with ease. That was not always experienced with other chocolate stouts. There is a slight "heat" of alcohol on the back of my tongue and a hint of bitterness but the chocolately smoothness wins over. 4.5

D/O Drinkability is incredibly good. Overall this is a world class Chocolate Stout. In keeping with my traditions, I have not read any other review. It will interest me to see what the BA community thinks. 4.5

Serving type: bottle

04-21-2014 01:49:59 | More by adamette
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DIM

Pennsylvania

4.03/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

a: Dark brown body and abig but short lived white head.

s: Hershey's syrup, lactose, and a nice hint of vanilla.

t: Hershey's syrup and milk throughout with lactic vanilla at the end.

m: Milky and silky.

o: Very sweet, wish I could share this. I am enjoying nursing this one though.

Serving type: bottle

04-21-2014 00:24:56 | More by DIM
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MacStinson

Michigan

3.25/5  rDev -22.4%

04-20-2014 21:47:47 | More by MacStinson
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mcrawford

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

04-19-2014 18:48:04 | More by mcrawford
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LXIXME

New Mexico

4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

04-17-2014 22:00:34 | More by LXIXME
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DKRowden

Washington

4.44/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 22oz into a nonic pint. It has a great appearance almost black with low transparency and a 3/4 inch off white head. It has a delightful milk chocolate/dark chocolate nose. It has a nice creamy chocolate taste. It has a creamy mouth feel with a wet finish. Overall a very enjoyable chocolate stout.

Serving type: bottle

04-17-2014 17:57:09 | More by DKRowden
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tclipse

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

04-17-2014 16:34:39 | More by tclipse
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jdkitchi

Wisconsin

4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

04-17-2014 01:31:22 | More by jdkitchi
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Burt

Rhode Island

4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

04-16-2014 22:13:46 | More by Burt
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bdudzik

Washington

4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

04-15-2014 05:15:31 | More by bdudzik
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RoyFokker

California

3.5/5  rDev -16.5%

04-15-2014 01:09:37 | More by RoyFokker
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erjbeer

Nebraska

4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

04-14-2014 00:09:28 | More by erjbeer
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Gaddabble

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

04-13-2014 17:13:48 | More by Gaddabble
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t_holland

Louisiana

4/5  rDev -4.5%

04-13-2014 03:50:26 | More by t_holland
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robertjskelton

Alabama

5/5  rDev +19.3%

04-13-2014 02:44:21 | More by robertjskelton
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Dave2234

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -16.5%

04-13-2014 02:09:15 | More by Dave2234
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Hopstronaut

Maine

4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

04-12-2014 23:30:55 | More by Hopstronaut
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valkyre65

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

04-12-2014 13:22:43 | More by valkyre65
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caahare

West Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -16.5%

04-11-2014 05:53:26 | More by caahare
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cwelsh55

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -4.5%

04-11-2014 02:57:10 | More by cwelsh55
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Samuel Smith's Organic Chocolate Stout from Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)
93 out of 100 based on 1,497 ratings.