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

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Samuel Smith's Organic Chocolate StoutSamuel Smith's Organic Chocolate Stout

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2,215 Ratings
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Ratings: 2,215
Reviews: 403
rAvg: 4.21
pDev: 12.11%
Wants: 120
Gots: 364 | 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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Photo of Brenden
4.43/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This stout's got a good look. It's thick in the traditional sense, not a big motor oil-looking stout but a stout nonetheless. It's not black but it is very dark, some brown in the edges but with a heavy hue to the body. On top. a light tan head grows and rests at just over one finger. Retention is good, and there's a solid amount of patchy lacing that sticks to the walls of the glass.
Not too subtle but without screaming too loudly, this is a chocolatey beer. Very nicely crafted, the milky chocolate sweetness isn't too sugary and melds with the toasty, very slightly roasty character of the base stout very well. A bit of creamy, milky, almost whipped-cream sweetness coincides with the chocolate. It's smooth, and ultimately some notes of vanilla are out front with just the slightest touch of somthing a little dryer underneath.
A full-bodied beer, it has a certain robustness to it, though it isn't at the heavier end by any means. it's pretty smooth, though, with just enough carbonation and very light crispness that's good for a stout.

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5/5  rDev +18.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -10.9%

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4/5  rDev -5%

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4/5  rDev -5%

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4.25/5  rDev +1%

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4/5  rDev -5%

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4.25/5  rDev +1%

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3.75/5  rDev -10.9%

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5/5  rDev +18.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +1%

Photo of cbutova
3.76/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

A- From the 12oz bottle comes a black beer with just a tiny bit of light coming through the very edges, still appears quite thick. A tan head forms to just over a finger in the tulip with a thick, creamy texture. Nice webs of creamy lace around the glass.

S- Immediately brings me back to making the huge glasses of chocolate milk in my parent's house as a kid. A very distinct sweet chocolate syrup ala Hershey's aroma dominates this beer's aroma. Some roast but this is adult chocolate syrup thus far.

T- A bit more complex than the aroma but still the sweet chocolate Hershey's syrup is the foremost of things happening. Slight maltiness behind that with hints of roast grains, nuttiness and caramel. Just a bit of fruit hints from the yeast. Lactose sweetness is pretty big. Bordering cloying sweetness overall.

MF- Medium thickness and a superbly creamy feel to the body. Very silky moderate carbonation that goes down smoothly without being harsh on the palate at all. Slight roast bitterness.

Reminds me a lot of the first time I had Choklat. A massive chocolate syrup flavor and big sweetness throughout. A bit too sweet in my opinion and the Hershey's syrup flavor is a bit much. Aroma is great, taste is too much.

Photo of JJKBeerLvr
4.16/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Sampled August 2013 from bottles in pint glass. This is the first time that I had drank this beer.

Appearance: Very dark color with a nice tan head, and the head lasted a long time.

Smell: There are roasted malt aromas, along with some strong chocolate aromas. The chocolate gave a sweet smell, especially compared to other stouts.

Taste: Full-bodied with great balance of malt, hops, and chocolate. There is a sweet flavor due to the chocolate, but it has an excellent overall taste. The chocolate is more pronounced than most other "chocolate" stouts I have tried.

Mouthfeel: Full-bodied, but very smooth. Very creamy.

Overall: Great stout. I enjoyed the multiple bottles that I drank, and I would buy this again.

Photo of IcemanCometh
3.75/5  rDev -10.9%

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3/5  rDev -28.7%

Photo of BlackHaddock
4.16/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

550ml bottle: BBD Nov 2013. Poured on 26 Aug 2013 at home into an Abbot Ale glass tankard.

Lovely dark brew: on top a huge tanned crown of foam.

Chocolatey and stouty! Really nice, I like chocolate and I like stouts.

Rich, at times creamy, wholesome and sweet: a very, very good beer. Haven't checked my scores, but this is the best beer I've had from Sam Smith's so far.

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5/5  rDev +18.8%

Photo of Lenzzzzzz2099
4.7/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

This is by far a great great rich chocolaty stout. It's like a Hershey's decided to take a dip in this sea of chocolaty,malty,cappuccino darkness with hints of chocolate milk and cream.

Recommended with coconut macaroons or even a good Greek yogurt or vanilla ice cream.

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4.25/5  rDev +1%

Photo of bens0n
4.48/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Beer pours an opaque dark brown, not quite black, but close. Theres a pretty weak amount of light tan head, decent amount of lacing going on.

Smell wise the sweet milk chocolate aroma dominates the nose, can’t pick much else out, but that’s a good thing.

Flavor wise, it’s got a nice amount of lactic sweetness and the chocolate flavor is on the burnt, roasted side of the spectrum. Really sweet aftertaste.

Mouth feel is pretty thick, not chewy like some other milk stouts I’ve had, but its got a decent viscosity.

Overall, an awesome milk stout, I haven't tried too many organic beers, but I would still rank this one really high even if it wasn't organic.

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4/5  rDev -5%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

Samuel Smith's Organic Chocolate Stout from Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)
94 out of 100 based on 2,215 ratings.