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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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Ratings: 2,016
Reviews: 374
rAvg: 4.21
pDev: 11.64%
Wants: 98
Gots: 273 | 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:
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 Dr_Q
4.88/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

This is a beautiful, dark chocolaty beer with a good chocolate-cream head. Even cold, the smell of cocoa with some chocolate malt is strong. The beer is smooth, sweet, with chocolate overtones that seem like everything - cocoa, syrup, candy bars. One of the best chocolate ales I have ever tasted. The smooth velvety drink finishes good, leaving you with a chocolate aftertaste. Not just a desert beer, but a beer that is dessert.

Dr_Q, May 24, 2013
Photo of tbryan5
4/5  rDev -5%

tbryan5, May 24, 2013
Photo of stakem
3.48/5  rDev -17.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

550ml bottle into a pub style glass. Big thanks go to pmsawyer for gifting me with a bottle of this. The brew pours dark brown in color with a rich khaki froth atop about a finger strong that holds fairly decent leaving some stringy patches of lace sticking to the glass. Around the edges, some lighter brown clarity is seen.

The aroma is rich with cacao nibs coupled with a sweetness almost like lactose or splenda. There is a faint roasted grain aspect across the back that mingles with a scent that is quite reminiscent of something along the lines of root beer or cola. While cold this brew smells pretty nice, as it warms up it gets a little disjointed.

The flavor really drives home the chocolate with flavors of earthen cacao mixed with milk chocolate powder. The overall chocolate aspect is persistent throughout the experience but sadly the enjoyment is a bit short-lived. Instead of chocolate being a supporting role, it is seemingly candy-like and the follow-through is more like cola than stout. Some suggestions of vanilla are hinted in the aftertaste.

This is a medium bodied brew that is overall just strange. They certainly nailed the chocolate aspect but the sweetness seems artificial and unbalanced overall. I was very anxious to try this beer and I am very appreciate for the chance to try this Pete. However, it just didn't deliver like I have come to expect from other Samuel Smith brews.

stakem, May 23, 2013
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4/5  rDev -5%

ChanChan, May 22, 2013
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4/5  rDev -5%

mendvicdog, May 21, 2013
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4/5  rDev -5%

duceswild, May 21, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

NoetheMatt, May 21, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +12.8%

Kingcurio, May 21, 2013
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4/5  rDev -5%

Screper, May 20, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -16.9%

jabo134, May 20, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +1%

drgonzo2k2, May 18, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +1%

ddedhed, May 18, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

Mosul, May 18, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +1%

JOrtt, May 18, 2013
Photo of Mitchster
2.1/5  rDev -50.1%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

$5.29 for a 550ml bottle. Pours out to a clear dark mahogany, forming a tall soapy tan head with very good retention and lacing. Moderate strong carbonation, ~3.0 carbs. The nose is redolent with tootsie roll fake chocolate smell, not really much more than that....Carob. The mouthfeel is medium-light bodied and somewhat cloying. The taste begins with tootsie roll, has some peanut in the middle, then tootsie roll in the finish. Very mild bitterness, quite sweet considering the lighter body. Minimal to absent roast flavor. Metallic finish with an aftertaste of saccharin.

This is a pretty gross beer. The obviously fake chocolate extract flavor doesn't sit well with the saccharin aftertaste and the metallic finish and the absolute lack of roast flavor. Would not buy it again or recommend it unless you're into "beers" like this. Ugh.

Mitchster, May 18, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +1%

MSandahl23, May 17, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +1%

bob_d_j, May 16, 2013
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4/5  rDev -5%

Skeeze, May 15, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -16.9%

tmm313, May 15, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

Partridge, May 14, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +1%

HinghamRick, May 13, 2013
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4/5  rDev -5%

Satan70, May 13, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

Dannynoonan123, May 13, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -22.8%

mikeburd1128, May 12, 2013
Photo of jc911s
4.51/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Good tasting beer, no aftertaste, smooth, great with pork, bacon, and deserts.
Good pour, head small, with good chocolate taste. Use a mug, very cold. I usually leave a small amount of water on the bottom of the mug, upside down in the freezer, to keep the brew cold when drinking

jc911s, May 12, 2013
Samuel Smith's Organic Chocolate Stout from Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)
92 out of 100 based on 2,016 ratings.