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

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Ratings: 2,123
Reviews: 395
rAvg: 4.21
pDev: 11.88%
Wants: 110
Gots: 323 | 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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4.04/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

550 ml bottle poured into an English pub glass. Very dark murky brown-black with orange tints and a very creamy khaki-colored head of around two fingers height. Aroma of chocolate-covered raisins, dried cherries, malted milk, and a faint tinge of earthy, tangy hops. This is indeed a very chocolatey brew, comes off like semi-sweet campground hot chocolate (albeit not hot) mixed with just a little wood char to cut the sweetness. Lots of malted milk candy and a touch of dried apricot. Some diacetyl apparent. Smooth creamy mouth feel as expected, quite thick, with moderate carbonation. The nose is much sweeter than the taste but the two dimensions meld together. Finish is also quite sweet but with a subtle tea-like tannic note as well. The beer does develop toward a nutty, woody bitterness over time, probably as one's sweetness receptors start shutting down. I love milk stouts if I am in the mood for something that sweet and this is indeed an exemplary take on the style.

CalgaryFMC, Sep 21, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

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3.85/5  rDev -8.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +1%

Pours deep deep brown, settles in the glass black, yields a thick brown head that recedes slowly, leaving some lacing down the sides of the glass.

Smells like rich chocolate.

This is a dessert no doubt, sweet, roasted chocolate, it's like a chocolate maker and brewer fused together to make this brew.

Full-bodied, medium carbonation, almost no noticeable alcohol presence.

Definitely a great after dinner drink.

predikit, Thursday at 10:29 PM
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4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

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4.26/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.75/5  rDev +12.8%

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3.82/5  rDev -9.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

LouZ, Tuesday at 10:30 PM
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4.6/5  rDev +9.3%

Yummmy. Great chocolate taste and easy flavor makes this a great treat, especially during the holiday. Comes out dark, but isn't to heavy on the stomach. Taste lasts, and its robust and a bit sweet. I loved it.

avwrite, Tuesday at 09:57 PM
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3.5/5  rDev -16.9%

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4.32/5  rDev +2.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

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4.14/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

550 ml Bottle

Poured into a true pint Squatters glass a very nice dark brown/black color, very nice carbonation, with a nice creamy one-finger head, which did leave some small islands and sticky lacing. The nose is sweet, malty, with some chocolate notes and some really sweet vanilla thrown in. The taste is malty, sweet, lots of chocolate/toffee, and slight coffee, and some nice vanilla notes. Medium body, with a very nice sweet/dry finish. Overall a very nice brew, surprised me. I would definitely buy again.

Wasatch, Sunday at 09:51 PM
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2.88/5  rDev -31.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

Enjoyed this at Sidebar in Louisville. Just the right amount of sweetness with a nice finish. A great dessert beer.

CycleDad, Nov 22, 2014
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5/5  rDev +18.8%

I only have one word Yum this beer was all a milk stout should be.smoth silky and delicious bought at Costco

AdrianAltine, Nov 22, 2014
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Samuel Smith's Organic Chocolate Stout from Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)
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