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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: 1,886
Reviews: 365
rAvg: 4.2
pDev: 11.67%
Wants: 87
Gots: 226 | 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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4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

chubby2u, Mar 12, 2013
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4.01/5  rDev -4.5%

Way back, years and years ago, I remember picking up a Samuel Smith Oatmeal Stout in Honolulu on a particular day. Clearly, it was a day cemented into my memory. That is about how long it's been since I've tried something from this brewery.

Very strong cocoa nose on this one. Flavor is heavy, in my face, cocoa laden chocolate. I put strong emphasis on the cocoa bit as it's quite pronounced. Probably a bit too much, honestly, as I would like a bit more actual chocolate character on the mix. But I can live with this. Definitely bringing something beyond the typical.

RblWthACoz, Mar 12, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

Craigory, Mar 11, 2013
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4.35/5  rDev +3.6%

A=Pours a very dark brown color with a fluffy tan head
S=Sweet milk chocolate and cocao nibs, with a slight malty undertone. Smells sweet and delicious
T=Dark chocolate, not overly sweet which definitely adds to its drinkability. A bit of espresso in the finish.
M=lighter than expected, with a higher level of carbonation than i expected that distracts from the taste a little. Definitely a drinkable beer though
O=Sweet and delectable, a great beer to drink on a cold day by a fire.

ramseye4, Mar 11, 2013
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4.34/5  rDev +3.3%

Pours a dark brown with some redish highlights, ample cap of tan froth, good lacing. Scent leads right away with melted Hershey's chocolate bar - semi-sweet, milk chocolate - faint notes of fruitiness and malt only other notes detected. Taste back again with the melted milk chocolate candy bar, some dark roasted and toasted malts, notes of fruit, light herbal note. Fuller side of medium bodied, smooth and creamy. There are some chocolate stouts that have an artificial, tootsy roll like quality and some big, bad stouts with full on decadent, dark chocolate. This guy picks a familiar middle ground and succeeds beyond my expectations.

rfgetz, Mar 11, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

beergirl805, Mar 11, 2013
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5/5  rDev +19%

JeffSuttonTX, Mar 11, 2013
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4.24/5  rDev +1%

Pours a deep, dark brown to black color with two big fingers of beige head that holds on for awhile. The chocolate in the nose is exquisite! The only bad things about the smell being so distinctly chocolate is that it pumps up the expectation of chocolate in the flavor profile. Unfortunately, the chocolate flavor is muted in comparison to the nose.

In addition to the chocolate, there is some roasted malt flavors, but not as much as I might like (even in a milk stout). There is a sweet touch on the finish which is very nice, indeed.

57md, Mar 11, 2013
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quakeroatmealstout, Mar 11, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

spycow, Mar 10, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

BRD14, Mar 10, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

imperiallibations, Mar 10, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

teamwiggum, Mar 09, 2013
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4.26/5  rDev +1.4%

A - black with a thin, brown head that has good retention

S - huge chocolate aroma, pure cocoa and bittersweet chocolate

T - also huge chocolate and cocoa flavors, some faint roasted malts, some very faint bitterness in the finish

M - medium bodied, smooth, creamy, faintly crisp, well carbonated

This was delicious! It was incredibly chocolatey with a full-flavor and fantastic drinkability. I was very impressed by this beer. On top of all that it has a low enough ABV to make it sessionable. This is definitely a stout I would buy again.

tdm168, Mar 09, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

NumberNone, Mar 08, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

dar482, Mar 08, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +13.1%

Punisher, Mar 08, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +13.1%

cet128, Mar 07, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

emceecue, Mar 07, 2013
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4/5  rDev -4.8%

CMOrak, Mar 07, 2013
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4/5  rDev -4.8%

jerefreakinmiah, Mar 06, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -10.7%

theminutemen, Mar 06, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

chickenm, Mar 05, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -10.7%

Giantspace, Mar 05, 2013
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3/5  rDev -28.6%

Tittles, Mar 05, 2013
Samuel Smith's Organic Chocolate Stout from Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)
94 out of 100 based on 1,886 ratings.