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

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Ratings: 2,321
Reviews: 429
rAvg: 4.22
pDev: 11.85%
Wants: 131
Gots: 439 | 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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4/5  rDev -5.2%

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4.48/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

SS Chocolate – a fitting beer for the 600th review.
Poured a dark brown blackish colour with a nice initial head and a strong frothy lace and film. Plentiful and sticky. Amazing lace.
S – rich hot cocoa, cocoa powder, some rich bread pudding. Semisweet chocolate and malt, a light enticing roastiness. Rich and full of delicious chocolate notes, some hints of roasty bitterness.
T – starts with a roasty hot cocoa, with a rustic woody bitterness, a balanced milky creaminess, clean malt profile, a light leafy grapiness profile and maybe even some lemon, finish is clean with an astute balance between the chocolate and yeasty crispness. The start has a bit of the milky sweetness then the earthy spicy english hops come in with some yeast esters to balance everything out.
M – moderate, with a full balanced chocolate and malt profile, like what an absolutely perfect hot chocolate should taste like. A smooth carbonation, with a very clean mouthfeel, refreshing and utterly delicious.
Nothing bad to say. This is one awesome beer, showing that a moderate strength milk stout can be both amazingly tasty/complex and balanced. Taste is refreshing and delicious, tons of cocoa flavour but so many other elements working there as well. Well worth trying.

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4/5  rDev -5.2%

Photo of CraigS119
4.43/5  rDev +5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Purchased at a liquor store near Tampa, FL. $10.49 for a 4-pack. Outrageous price for the ABV, but what can you do, it's an "organic" beer from England.
A- Appearance is dark. Looks like a stout.
A- Mmm.. smells like cocoa powder and almond liqueur.
F- It's delicious. Rich, malty, chocolatey. It's not overly sweet, like I was worried about, but it's definitely sweet. A bit of sourness at the beginning and hint of bitter on the follow-through compliment the sweet flavors perfectly and remind you that it is a beer (not just a delicious chocolate beverage).
M- Wonderful mouthfeel. Just enough carbonation to make the rich nuttiness pop.
O- It's wonderful. It's the kind of flavor I would want in an ice cream. It's the most drinkable and delicious stout I've had. Anyone who loves chocolate will want to experience this beer... intimately.

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4.75/5  rDev +12.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -23%

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3.5/5  rDev -17.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

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5/5  rDev +18.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

Photo of utopiajane
4.01/5  rDev -5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours the color of midnight with a faint ruby hue when held to the light. A fat head of mocha colored foam falls quickly but leaves some soapy lace until it finally recedes to a slight ring. Nose is decadent chocolate. Some vanilla smooths it out and there is a light coffee. There is not any alcohol on the nose. As the beer warms you get a sense of the different chocolate characters. Bittersweet, sweet, and a scent that is very much like homemade cocoa. There is something creamy in there like marshmallow. The taste is serene. Luscious, and smooth. The body is thin but it tastes rich. The malt is like chocolate cake and does not become bold with roast or bitter. It's a subdued flavor. As it warms it develops a sweet caramel that offers a silken nutty flavor that is like ribbons of decadence under all that chocolate. Only at the very end in the finish do you notice any flavor from wood and just a faint little bitter. The mouthfeel has an indescribable softness. Well done

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4/5  rDev -5.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

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4/5  rDev -5.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -17.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -11.1%

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4.75/5  rDev +12.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

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5/5  rDev +18.5%

Photo of Bosoxfan20
3.53/5  rDev -16.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

A- almost black, moderately viscous look, and 1.5 finger khaki head. Perfect lacing.

S- Holy chocolate. Huge cocoa nibs, cocoa beans, vanilla beans, roasted malts. As though I just jumped into a barrel of chocolate sauce.

T- Sweet, yet dark cocoa powder. Earthy, roasted character. Interesting flavor throughout that throws me off just a bit...almost like a huge dose of vanilla extract. Decent, but doesn't come close to matching the nose for me.

M- Mid body bordering on full, but the feel is a little thin for the style. Some roasted bitterness in the finish.

O- Aroma to die for, but the flavor profile and feel left me wanting more. A desert beer all the way. Prefer the oatmeal stout from Samuel Smith.

$4 for 550 ml bottle

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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

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4/5  rDev -5.2%

Samuel Smith's Organic Chocolate Stout from Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)
94 out of 100 based on 2,321 ratings.