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

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Ratings: 2,410
Reviews: 451
rAvg: 4.22
pDev: 11.85%
Wants: 141
Gots: 487 | 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:
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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3.85/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Bottled June 28, 2013.

Beer is very dark brown, close to black, with lots of bubbles. A large tan head. Good retention, head fades slowly.

Nose contains a lot of chocolate, smells like cocoa. A sweet scent that makes me think of a milkshake, somewhat milky. A nice chocolate smell.

The taste is like the nose, and is a bit too much. Tonnes of cocoa, a sweet lactic taste, some roast malt. Very sweet and chocolatey, almost like a thick chocolate milk.

Medium bodied, moderate to strong carbonation level. Smooth.

Overall, I can see some people loving this, but it is too chocolate milk-like for me. Pretty good, and very much a dessert beer, but a bit too much for me.

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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

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4.75/5  rDev +12.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

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4/5  rDev -5.2%

Photo of SteveB24
4.34/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

appearance; very dark brown, but isn't cloudy. thick bubbles settle into moderate lacing.

smell. at first, it smells so chocolaty that if i was blindfolded i might have thought i was smelling chocolate milk, once getting over the initial chocolate the aroma is lots of cocoa and sweet malt.

taste. the taste is very similar to the smell, the creamy texture of the beer combined with the very strong cocoa taste makes for a milk chocolate flavor. there is also classic sweet maltiness that lingers on the tongue beautifully.

mouthfeel; strong bubbles, very creamy and pretty smooth on the finish. very nice.

overall; this is a beer that will take a moment to adjust to, but in a good way. i think many types of beer drinkers would enjoy this, the strong chocolate will please those who are less inclined to drink stouts and dark beers, but the delicious maltiness and great texture of the beer will also please more old school craft beer drinkers. you have to like chocolate, but i would recommend this beer to people looking for a unique and easy to drink beer experience

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4/5  rDev -5.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -11.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

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4.69/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

This beer pours an almost opaque black/dark brown with a towering light brown head. It's smell is very nice, reminds me of a gourmet chocolate shop. The taste is chocolatey and milky, that's about it but it's awesome. It has a nice thick body with low carbonation and a dry finish. This is an excellent beer that I would definitely seek out again.

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4/5  rDev -5.2%

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4/5  rDev -5.2%

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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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3.75/5  rDev -11.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -11.1%

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5/5  rDev +18.5%

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Samuel Smith's Organic Chocolate Stout from Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)
94 out of 100 based on 2,410 ratings.