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

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Ratings: 2,316
Reviews: 429
rAvg: 4.22
pDev: 11.85%
Wants: 129
Gots: 438 | 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:
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 Bone53
4.51/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Dark brown pour with a finger of tan head

Smell: Chocolate, chocolate, and more chocolate! Great quality chocolate at that, with a bit of cream; Sweet and satisfying

Taste: This is the best interpretation of a chocolate stout iv had; even better chocolate notes than i remember Choklat having. It sure does taste pure and organic.

Mouthfeel: Light medium body; So damn smooth, and accompanied with the flavors, its as close to drinking chocolate milk as a beer can get

Overall: Im not even a fan of gimmicky chocolate stouts but this is one done right. You can tell its organic just by smelling and tasting it, none of that artificial flavoring some breweries are guilty of. This is definitely a beer I'd recommend to people who dont even like beer. In fact, my brother who isnt in to beer but takes sips of mine, tasted this and immediately said its his favorite beer to date. Its the perfect dessert beer, and imagine it going perfectly with chocolate truffels or something. This is what i will judge all chocolate beers by from now on.

Photo of GregSemenza
4.42/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Davit
4/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of TBOD24
5/5  rDev +18.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of BvilleBrewGuy
3.87/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of markgugs
4.31/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Can't believe I've never tried this one, big fan of much of the Sam Smith lineup though so I set out to change that.

Poured a darker brown that eventually looked opaque, with a nice, bubbly cream-colored head. Enough retention to stick around throughout, leaving little wisps of lacing. Nose is all lactose chocolate milk, like Cocoa Pebbles (that's a great thing), but not much else. Perfect for the style. Wow, the taste follows suit too. If you let a cup of hot chocolate cool to room temp, then stuck it in the fridge for 30 minutes, it would taste like this. The barest hint of roasted malts toward the finish reminds you this is a beer. Creamy, thick & similar to a milkshake, tight carb does the trick. This would be ideal with a chocolatey dessert. Really tasty beer.

Photo of JZEN7
4.25/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Pours with medium carbonation with typical dark stout color. Nose is delightfully full of cocoa, mocha and chocolate. Tastes exactly how it smells. Tons of chocolate and quite sweet but not overly so. Feel is a bit thin and lacks a bit of thickness and alcohol but overall an very drinkable stout. Not too pricey either at $4 a bomber. Will definitely keep a spare bottle around at all times.

Photo of Shilzdorf
4.4/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Overpowering (in a good way) scent and Taste of chocolate. Smooth finish. Very good stout, especially if you enjoy chocolate

Photo of Willster333
4.68/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Smells almost exactly like a chocolate bar and tastes maybe as close as you can get to the beer equivalent of chocolate milk. Delicious!

Photo of Vogey77
4.25/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ChaseTheAce
4.43/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Ale_Dog
4/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Like drinking a chocolate bar, sweet But nice

Photo of Rayzor81
3.97/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of yannimou
4.68/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

I love this beer! Smells and tastes like a chocolate flavored cream soda! The body is quite thin, but the wonderful chocolate flavors and sweetness more than make up for it. It's probably the sweetest non-fruit beer I've ever had. This makes Young's Double Chocolate Stout seem watered down and pointless.

Photo of cooperla1
4.92/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of Boone757
4.21/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Larsonfromdublin
4.44/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of JayPeso
4.21/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Kodiak1341
4.22/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Evelyn
4.78/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of torwart68
4.04/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Harvest06
3.75/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Foyle
4.22/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Sampled from 18.7oz bottle in pint glass.

Appearance: pours a very thick beige colored frothy head which falls very slowly. Moderate lacing left behind on glass. Nearly opaque dark reddish-brown.

Aroma: chocolate to the max! Roasted chocolate malt, cocoa, with milk sweetness and a mild earthy hops in the background.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied and silky with a somewhat wet finish.

Flavor: similar to the aroma, but the chocolate is not quite as overwhelming. There is a better balance of the milk sweetness and dry, earthy hops to accompany the chocolate and cocoa flavors.

Overall: another extremely good offering from Samuel Smith.

Photo of DLewczykNC
4.52/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of chumpy
4.38/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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Samuel Smith's Organic Chocolate Stout from Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)
94 out of 100 based on 2,316 ratings.