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

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Ratings: 1,718
Reviews: 354
rAvg: 4.19
pDev: 11.69%
Wants: 70
Gots: 160 | 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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mmilyko

Nevada

4/5  rDev -4.5%

01-31-2013 06:09:08 | More by mmilyko
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RoninTK3

New Hampshire

4.13/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from bottle into Samuel Smith imperial pint glass.

A - Jet black with a very thin line of head. Thinner in appearance than expected.

S - Chocolate liquor, whipped cream, more chocolate. Very sweet.

T - Very sweet with tons of sweet chocolate. Hints of vanilla and cream. A bit too sweet perhaps, but a nice dessert beer.

M - Medium body with lots of carbonation. Creamy finish.

This is another great offering from Samuel Smith. It's tough to match the bang for your buck they offer. A bit too sweet to drink the whole imperial pint, but a nice dessert sipper.

Serving type: bottle

01-31-2013 04:09:01 | More by RoninTK3
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MaximalC

Illinois

3.9/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours dark molasses in color with a decent amount of tan foam that settles into a thin veil. Aroma smells like Hershey's syrup or hot cocoa. Taste is similar to the nose, with plenty of milk chocolate, lactose, and some caramel. Some faint hop character comes through in the finish but is otherwise there purely for balance, but to an extent that does not quite offset the malty sweetness. Some of that distinctive Sam Smith's acetaldehyde character lurks beneath the surface as well, but is not as noticeable as it is in some of their other offerings. Mouthfeel is a little on the thin side for my tastes, but it's not too bad. Overall this is a tasty and drinkable sweet stout, though not exceptional.

Serving type: bottle

01-31-2013 01:33:41 | More by MaximalC
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pavpav12

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +13.4%

01-31-2013 00:17:56 | More by pavpav12
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Treyliff

West Virginia

4.06/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A- poured into a snifter. Pours almost pitch black with a light tan foamy head, think lace stickes to the glass.

S- pure sweet dark chocolate with notes of dark fruit, the chocolate actually smells authentic. Some sulphuric notes.

T- chocolate lay malt up front, sweet milk chocolate mid-palate, some nutty notes, finishes with that signature Sam Smith tanginess from the Yorkshire yeast. The finish is sweet, but not too sweet, it leaves you wanting more.

M- light-medium body, low carbonation, slightly creamy mouthfeel, but the finish is a bit slick. Would like a little more creamy body.

O- Samuel Smith does it again. They haven't produced a dark beer that I haven't absolutely enjoyed. This would make a perfect dessert beer as it is chocolate dominated, very few hop notes. It is however quite sweet, so one per sitting is all that would be needed.

Serving type: bottle

01-30-2013 15:58:45 | More by Treyliff
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jdhilt

New Hampshire

4.21/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours a four-finger, khaki head that fades slowly leaving a very good lace. Midnight black color, no highlights. Light-medium carbonation and light-medium bodied. Sweet chocolate nose and flavor is like a sweet chocolate malt with carbonation. $5.00 for a 550ml bottle from Tully’s Beer & Wine Wells, Me.

Serving type: bottle

01-29-2013 23:15:44 | More by jdhilt
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outsider

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

01-29-2013 20:19:56 | More by outsider
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DaftCaskBC

British Columbia (Canada)

4.53/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

A: 1/2" tan head over black liquid.

S: Smells like a fudgesicle, or chocolate ice cream.

T: Starts sweet with milk chocolate, vanilla milk shake, and caramel flavours up front. This transitions to a touch of bitterness with coffee and roasted malt in the finish.

M: Medium viscosity and carbonation with some drying.

O: Another fantastic offering from Samuel Smiths. The balance of sweet and bitterness adds a nice complexity that is not found in some of the sweet stouts offered by Southern Tier, for example.

Serving type: bottle

01-29-2013 02:36:22 | More by DaftCaskBC
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Sean7


4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

01-29-2013 02:30:20 | More by Sean7
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WritersBlock

Texas

5/5  rDev +19.3%

01-28-2013 20:47:23 | More by WritersBlock
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Billington

Tennessee

2.5/5  rDev -40.3%

01-28-2013 04:07:23 | More by Billington
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BJasny

Texas

4/5  rDev -4.5%

01-28-2013 02:44:29 | More by BJasny
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Neorebel

New Jersey

4.18/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A delicate, puffy tan head sits atop this virtually opaque ebony brew. The foam clings nicely and remains at about an inch in height. The aroma brings to mind gourmet confections of chocolate and caramel, and to a lesser extent, subtle hints of strawberry and creamy vanilla. The dominant taste is like chocolate milk made from Nestle's powder... and of course more flavors reminding me of candy - Malted milk balls, truffles, Sno-Caps and Milk Duds. There is a combination of bittersweet chocolate and milk chocolate going on here. In the finish, a tartness jumps out, with perhaps what is the slightest hint of some hops. One slight detraction for an oxidized taste for just a brief second. This has a full body but light feeling due to the low ABV. This is one of my favorite beers to just throw back when relaxing. Delicious!

Serving type: bottle

01-28-2013 01:16:18 | More by Neorebel
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Eric908

South Dakota

4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

01-28-2013 00:39:52 | More by Eric908
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rfreed

Washington

4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

01-27-2013 23:13:02 | More by rfreed
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Danobold

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

01-27-2013 22:27:10 | More by Danobold
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Lanstrum

Ohio

5/5  rDev +19.3%

01-27-2013 20:16:45 | More by Lanstrum
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rmarks9

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

01-27-2013 17:25:36 | More by rmarks9
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SFC21

Florida

4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

01-27-2013 01:31:20 | More by SFC21
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beerluvr

Ontario (Canada)

4.21/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This was a nice surprise to see down at the local beerstore, poured it into the trusty Duvel tulip and was presented with a nice long lasting mocha tinged head on opaque brownish/black liquid. I get sweet milk chocolate and some dark malts in the nose. I'm loving the velvety smooth full mouthfeel of this, I'm tasting sweet chocolate, light coffee with a balanced hop bitterness. Hint of roastiness. Finishes sweet again but not heavy handed, hops come in at the end. Leaves a nice chocolate note on the tongue after the swallow. Very nicely done and recommended.

Serving type: bottle

01-27-2013 00:10:28 | More by beerluvr
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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
Samuel Smith's Organic Chocolate Stout from Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)
93 out of 100 based on 1,718 ratings.