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

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2,415 Ratings
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Ratings: 2,415
Reviews: 453
rAvg: 4.22
pDev: 11.85%
Wants: 143
Gots: 490 | FT: 3
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:
Beer added by: rangerred on 10-16-2012

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.
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Photo of WoodBrew
4.27/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Wow,,,,very nice. The scent and taste scream milk chocolate. The muthfeel is a bit lacking as it would be nice if it were a bit more creamy. The color is opaque with offwhite head that is lacing. Overall.....very nice.

Photo of Stermax
4.27/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of xzqrut
4.23/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Slyr586
4.52/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of AaronSprouse
5/5  rDev +18.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Bought from dragonfly in shelby, nc
Tadcaster does it again.. is what i thought as i slowly sipped this incredible beer.

Photo of MrWonka
4.86/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Amazing. If you like chocolate stouts or anything to do with chocolate and beer, please, at least do me the favor, and seek this one out. Absolutely amazing. Smells like you were stuffing your nose in cocoa and tastes just like the smell only better. It's 5% so it won't knock you off your rocker but it'll go down easy and you'll want more. Get it if you see it, don't tthink twice.

Photo of LukeGude
2.53/5  rDev -40%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

I was really excited for this one, but it somehow left me questioning if chocolate and beer were meant to be together.

Photo of FLBeerGuy
3.9/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of SputnikMonroe
4.36/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of EdFed
4.24/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MSCUSN
3.78/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MattyDTD
4.41/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of bjd88
3.77/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of OldDirty
4.25/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mstanczak
3.58/5  rDev -15.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of 2Xmd
4.16/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of danipp
4.26/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of uvachief
4.27/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 550ml bottle (18.7oz) into a brandy sniffer. Pours a dark deep chocolate brown with 2 full fingers of tan mocha head. Delicious notes of rich chocolate override aroma of roasted malts and light/weak coffee. Toffee maybe, caramelized sugar. Light and not as thick or creamy in the mouth as you would like. Thin actually. Tastes much like it smells with the overriding taste being chocolate. Milk chocolate. The other flavors are buried underneath. They fight the chocolate but fail. Low abv. Very drinkable. After taste is chocolate with roasted malts and a hint of hops and malts. Very smooth. Delightful.

Photo of scootny
4.65/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Wow! That's it in a nutshell. Jet black in low light, the glass shows dark ruby brown clarity when held up to a brighter illumination. An egg cream like head of prodigious proportions rises up majestically leaving thick layers of lace after a flow fade. As I drink the glass shows streaks and spots, the brew has a light covering that stays. Nose is bordering on criminally chocolate, a perfect melding of stout and and cacao. It has a lovely sweetness that makes you think the cup should have steam rising up and a marshmallow melting down inside. The taste follows suit. Luscious chocolate slathered on top of a lightly roasty glass of sweet stout. Mild earthy finish leaves more chocolate and some traditional Samuel Smith yeast and water flavors. Light stout graininess lingering giving a dark sweet roll laced with cocoa. A full velvety creaminess that envelopes the mouth has you sipping and savoring and back again as soon as you can bear. It goes too fast, but luckily it's only five percent. if you like Southern Tier Choklat but wish for a more sessionable brew your ship has come in. One of the best beers of the year so far for me

Photo of wieshefe17
4.18/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of JMFish
4.88/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of maxson924
1.12/5  rDev -73.5%
look: 3 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

...I don't get it. A score of 94 and this might be the worst beer I've ever tasted. It's like they threw in random amounts of chocolate, cocoa, malt, sugar, spice and everything nice and just went with it. More power to them if so many people like it, but... my experience with this was horrible. I drain-poured it after two ounces or so.

Photo of TonyFrac
4.65/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of zelman
4.47/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Sbkins001
4.74/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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Samuel Smith's Organic Chocolate Stout from Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)
94 out of 100 based on 2,415 ratings.