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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: 2,119
Reviews: 395
rAvg: 4.21
pDev: 11.88%
Wants: 109
Gots: 322 | 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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3/5  rDev -28.7%

Kahlstrom, Jul 16, 2013
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5/5  rDev +18.8%

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4/5  rDev -5%

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4.21/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Never had a bad Sammy Smith beer.

This guy pours a dark brown with a foam that's just a ting off-brown, about 2 fingers. Good retention

Very nice aroma, perhaps a bit grainy. Dark chocolate for sure. Hints of sweet milk and caramel. A bit of leather. Bit of coffee. Almost like a chocolate Jelly Belly

Flavor is dark chocolate dominant. Deep roasted barley and a bit of mocha. Caramel really just about gone from the flavor. Dark bread underneath.

A bit harsh on the feel, like a grainy husk. Sweetness and the dark chocolate can't really decide on how to finish this beer. Otherwise, it's quite stellar.

Mebuzzard, Jul 15, 2013
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4.18/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.25

A: Dark brown with a minimal head that dissipates quickly. Looks like a glass of Coke.

S: Serious chocolate aromas; probably the strongest I've smelled in a beer. It's pretty close to smelling like a chocolate bar or cocoa powder. There are also a few hints of vanilla.

T: Very sweet and chocolatey. Delicious and leaves me wanting another sip.

M: Fairly light body with little carbonation. Still very smooth and enjoyable but it would be better if it was chewier and creamier.

What a delicious, unique beer! I really enjoyed the intense chocolate flavor. Hopefully I can drink this again.

ALZ, Jul 15, 2013
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5/5  rDev +18.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I do not have an educated palate but am slowly learning.

Poured into a snifter.

A - beautiful dark brownish black color with a small head that dissipates quickly.
S - Heavenly chocolate - absolutely delightful. There is no doubt about whether there is chocolate in this beer.
T- Oh my goodness, tastes absolutely yummy. Chocolate with a LOT of creaminess.
M - Very, very smooth with just the right amount of carbonation.
O - I had no idea chocolate stout could be so wonderful. I am definitely going to get more ... and on top of it all, it's organic! Can't beat that. This is a lovely beer and is definitely my new favorite.

8/20/13 Update... this is still my very favorite beer. I am hesitant to try other Chocolate Stouts (and I have) because the are a disappointment when compared to the Organic Chocolate Stout. I love this beer!

Higgy, Jul 14, 2013
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4.03/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.25

I had 2 bombers. The first was flat... No head, no mouth feel... The second had a half finger head decent mouth feel. The scent was like chocolate candy. Flavor was extremely sweet and chocolatey. Great dessert beer. Maybe a nice cigar would blend well with the cocoa sweetness. Hope to get my hands on it again.

SDbrewerJake, Jul 12, 2013
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Samuel Smith's Organic Chocolate Stout from Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)
94 out of 100 based on 2,119 ratings.