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

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2,106 Ratings
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Ratings: 2,106
Reviews: 392
rAvg: 4.21
pDev: 11.88%
Wants: 109
Gots: 317 | FT: 3
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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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1.68/5  rDev -60.1%

corywalston, Nov 11, 2014
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1.75/5  rDev -58.4%

atlandy, Jan 06, 2014
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1.75/5  rDev -58.4%

I am no stranger to milk stout and the sweetness the lactose provides to the brew, this year alone I have had Beau's milk stout, flying monkey's chocolate manifesto milk stout and another chocolate milk stout who's origins I can't recall but it had a cow in rubber boots on the front. Now I am a bit of a hop head so I have to be understanding of my personal bias, but this beer took sweetness to a incomprehensible, unpalatable level. I could not finish this beer and it turned my stomach with its richness. DO NOT drink this beer if you can not handle intense sweetness.

StoneCrow, Nov 03, 2014
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1.75/5  rDev -58.4%

imduffman, Dec 29, 2012
Photo of yardkl
1.83/5  rDev -56.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 1 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 1.75

I hated it. I was expecting a roasted dry cocoa flavor. Instead it tasted like Newcastle with Hershey's chocolate syrup added. Very disappointed. One of the few beers I was not able to finish. If you are not into sweets STAY AWAY. Expensive beer and not worth it in my opinion.

yardkl, Mar 11, 2014
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1.91/5  rDev -54.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2

Bottle: Design is nice
Color: dark chocolate color
Foaming: creates 1/2 '' of foam and stays very long time
smells: not quite appetizing sweet but fake chocolate and sugary taste
first feel: chocolate and acidic
fake chocolate smell and taste.
mouth-feel: full body but acidic
finish: acidic bitter at the end weird chocolate

overall: did not like the aroma neither the smell

Sunshineoforegon, Sep 06, 2013
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2/5  rDev -52.5%

Beer21, Jul 16, 2014
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2/5  rDev -52.5%

BogAl, Oct 11, 2014
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2/5  rDev -52.5%

pin, Mar 23, 2014
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2/5  rDev -52.5%

Goldfishman, Dec 05, 2012
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2/5  rDev -52.5%

AdamFleisner, Dec 28, 2012
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2/5  rDev -52.5%

ljthockey7, Jun 12, 2013
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2/5  rDev -52.5%

CORKSCREWFISH, Jan 23, 2013
Photo of pagriley
2/5  rDev -52.5%

Sooooo sweet - way too sweet and cloying. I realize that personal taste is part of this, but I can't even finish the mouthful.
Most milk stouts are sweet for me, but this is just something else - I can't taste anything except for sugar

pagriley, Nov 03, 2014
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2/5  rDev -52.5%

thegerm87, Jan 23, 2013
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2.1/5  rDev -50.1%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

$5.29 for a 550ml bottle. Pours out to a clear dark mahogany, forming a tall soapy tan head with very good retention and lacing. Moderate strong carbonation, ~3.0 carbs. The nose is redolent with tootsie roll fake chocolate smell, not really much more than that....Carob. The mouthfeel is medium-light bodied and somewhat cloying. The taste begins with tootsie roll, has some peanut in the middle, then tootsie roll in the finish. Very mild bitterness, quite sweet considering the lighter body. Minimal to absent roast flavor. Metallic finish with an aftertaste of saccharin.

This is a pretty gross beer. The obviously fake chocolate extract flavor doesn't sit well with the saccharin aftertaste and the metallic finish and the absolute lack of roast flavor. Would not buy it again or recommend it unless you're into "beers" like this. Ugh.

Mitchster, May 18, 2013
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2.25/5  rDev -46.6%

Moheban, Dec 20, 2013
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2.35/5  rDev -44.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Pours jet black with a light tan head. In the aroma, sweet chocolate, kind of like Hershey's syrup. In the taste, like Hershey's syrup, uber sweet. A small bite, but mainly smooth, and a medium to lighter bodied mouthfeel, and a small dry sweet chocolate in the aftertaste. Uber sweet and sticky, kind of Hershey's syrup like, kind of icky.

OWSLEY069, Nov 23, 2012
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2.48/5  rDev -41.1%

adalton, Oct 12, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -40.6%

wattoclone, Jun 22, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -40.6%

HawaiianSteel, Oct 21, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -40.6%

TheSevenDuffs, Dec 26, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -40.6%

justforrazors, Jun 17, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -40.6%

beernads, Jul 03, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -40.6%

RochefortChris, Dec 04, 2013
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Samuel Smith's Organic Chocolate Stout from Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)
94 out of 100 based on 2,106 ratings.