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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: 1,698
Reviews: 354
rAvg: 4.19
pDev: 11.69%
Wants: 69
Gots: 148 | 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:
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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SuyoonShin

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

01-26-2013 20:18:57 | More by SuyoonShin
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BibsBrewing

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev -10.5%

01-26-2013 19:45:56 | More by BibsBrewing
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shehateme

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -4.5%

01-26-2013 14:46:02 | More by shehateme
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tone77

Pennsylvania

4.44/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a brown 18.7 oz. bottle. Has a black color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is dominated by chocolate. Taste is delicious. Like drinking a chocolate milk shake. Lots of chocolate, just a touch of bitterness at the finish Well done. Feels creamy in the mouth and overall this is a high quality beer worth seeking out.

Serving type: bottle

01-26-2013 14:43:06 | More by tone77
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MrBoh

Maryland

4/5  rDev -4.5%

01-26-2013 03:39:25 | More by MrBoh
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Haywire

New Jersey

4.75/5  rDev +13.4%

01-26-2013 02:54:00 | More by Haywire
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jimbuck

Connecticut

4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

01-25-2013 19:37:59 | More by jimbuck
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Bockerdoppel91

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -4.5%

01-25-2013 19:27:46 | More by Bockerdoppel91
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VALIS666

New Hampshire

4.75/5  rDev +13.4%

01-24-2013 23:27:06 | More by VALIS666
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bifrost17

Washington

4/5  rDev -4.5%

01-24-2013 16:44:00 | More by bifrost17
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cosmic-ray

Iowa

4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

01-24-2013 03:09:31 | More by cosmic-ray
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rab53

Washington

4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

01-24-2013 02:48:50 | More by rab53
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kjkinsey

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

01-24-2013 00:28:59 | More by kjkinsey
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Bitterbill

Wyoming

4.23/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

$3.70 for the 550ml bottle, bottled in Aug 2012.

It's pretty darn dark, just a little bit of light peaks through when I hold it up to a lamp. The tannish foam is big to start with and after the pour, it grows even more. It's the billowy type of head of foam so there's not a lot of lacing going on.

The smell I got as soon as the cap came off...big chocolate and cocoa aromas filled my nosebuds.

A milk chocolate sweetness bursts on my tastebuds, lighter notes of cocoa do a bit of bittering but not much. There's so much chocolaty goodness going on here and I'm loving every sip.

Medium bodied with the carbonation on the light side of medium. The bottle is 5 months old but it's a keeper.

Serving type: bottle

01-23-2013 23:35:21 | More by Bitterbill
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CORKSCREWFISH

Illinois

2/5  rDev -52.3%

01-23-2013 14:09:49 | More by CORKSCREWFISH
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flagmantho

Washington

4.08/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured from 550mL bottle into a pint glass. Looking forward to this one!

Appearance: nearly black in appearance, although ruby highlights appear when held up to the light. In that light, the body appears to be haze-free. Head poures two fingers of pillowy tan foam with nice retention and lacing. Quite attractive indeed.

Smell: sweet, rich chocolate aroma with just a hint of coffee and roastiness around the outside. Wonderfully rich and appealing. Not a lot of complexity here, but the execution is just excellent.

Taste: the rich chocolate continues into the flavor along with a hint of the coffee. There's a bit of a tartness in the mix which I feel detracts from the wondrously creamy, delicious chocolatiness, but it's not a dealbreaker. A mocha-like light bitterness rounds out the end. Quite lovely, overall.

Mouthfeel: medium body with a big carbonation and a huge, persistent creaminess. Lactose for body, maybe? In any case, quite wonderful.

Overall: I would like this beer to taste a little bit more like it smells, but other than that this is one satisfying chocolate stout.

Serving type: bottle

01-23-2013 05:33:52 | More by flagmantho
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thegerm87

Connecticut

2/5  rDev -52.3%

01-23-2013 01:04:33 | More by thegerm87
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fivetime

Idaho

3.75/5  rDev -10.5%

01-22-2013 00:50:34 | More by fivetime
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Scotchboy

Idaho

4.21/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Bomber-style bottle (not sure how many ounces are in this English thing), split with my brother and poured into a New Belgium Globe.

A: Dark, opaque pour; body appears to be somewhat viscous. There is a little head and lace but not much.

S: Huge notes of chocolate, caramel and vanilla. Very sweet, with very little balance.

T: Sweet and malty, but with plenty of milk chocolate again. Tastes a lot like pure chocolate milk, and not artificial which is an enormous plus.

MF: Creamy, velvety smooth mouthfeel. Medium bodied.

O: No balance to this thing whatsoever; big-time chocolate. Sweet, and overall its good, just not something I could drink a lot of.

Serving type: bottle

01-21-2013 15:04:03 | More by Scotchboy
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twowheelssoar

North Carolina

4/5  rDev -4.5%

01-20-2013 19:40:01 | More by twowheelssoar
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Damian74Shensky

South Carolina

4.88/5  rDev +16.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Bottle served in a pint glass.
A- It had a two finger head but that quickly went down to a one finger head. There was good retention. The color on the head was a deep khaki color. The beer was black but not as dark as many other stouts.
S- Some chocolate malts, thing smelled like a chocolate shake.
T-heaven! Chocolate and then more chocolate! Little bitterness in the finish
M-Smooth,creamy, light body
O-Awesome beer! One of my favorites! Try this beer.

Serving type: bottle

01-20-2013 14:12:51 | More by Damian74Shensky
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His_Royal_Hoppiness

United Kingdom (England)

3.75/5  rDev -10.5%

01-20-2013 11:35:40 | More by His_Royal_Hoppiness
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gtermi

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

01-20-2013 07:01:27 | More by gtermi
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shamrock1343

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

01-20-2013 06:49:02 | More by shamrock1343
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MEsquandoles

Texas

3.6/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5

550mL bottle, new to Austin.

Big chocolate aroma, nutty as well, not much roasted malt, doesn't really smell like anything but hot chocolate. Perfect carbonation.

Creamy, sweet but still drinkable, tastes more like milk chocolate than dark chocolate, but they say it's Vegan. Great mouthfeel. Somewhat fruity, tastes like a tootsie roll. Slightly metallic, mostly in the finish. Could be more complex. Sweetness detracts from drinkability, but still something I think people would love.

Definitely worth trying. A bit strong on the chocolate flavoring, but Sammy Smith makes some great dark beers. I could have used some more roasty bitterness to balance and improve sessionability.

Serving type: bottle

01-20-2013 06:36:36 | More by MEsquandoles
Samuel Smith's Organic Chocolate Stout from Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)
93 out of 100 based on 1,698 ratings.