Samuel Smith's Organic Chocolate Stout - Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)
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4.41/5 rDev +5%
Wow. This beer so very beautifully packaged. Awesome bottle.
And the more awesomeness follows as you smell this beer.
Very dark brown but thin porter like pour. Pitch black inside the glass. Light tan colored just about less than one finger thick head that stays just fine. Excellent lacing on the sides for a beer this thin. Opaque and very beautiful appearance overall.
Aroma is just bliss. Very different from any beer i have had so far. A lot of sweet chocolate aroma fills up the nose. A good amount of vanilla and some caramel. Milk and dark chocolate notes are seen very well. Very creamy and some roasted malts that take a back seat.
Taste is good. Upfront chocolate and cocoa. Some good amount of roasted burnt up mixed taste towards the end. A sweet chocolate finish.
Mouth feel is medium bodied. Very delicate and smooth. Moderate to slightly high on carbonation. Silky touches. Drinks really well.
A joy to drink.
02-24-2013 03:44:06 | More by AmitC
4.14/5 rDev -1.4%
Bottle into snifter.
A: Pours raisin brown with two fingers of very fluffy light tan head that faded into a thick film and collar. A complicated network of lace was left down the glass after each swallow.
S: Strong notes of chocolate (duh), Hersey’s syrup, sweet chocolate icing, creamy chocolate fudge, and maybe a hint of nuts. Sweet nose, no hops.
T: Sweet (but not cloying) with dominating notes of chocolate. Rich but not overpowering. I get notes of roasted oat undertones and hints of toasted coconut. Bakers chocolate comes through in the finish and the aftertaste is nutty. Lightly bitter middle, sweeter lighter finish.
M: Medium body, smooth and soft mouthfeel, airy fluffy carbonation, and a bit fizzy.
O: Great flavor, awesome taste of chocolate without being super rich. Definitely enjoyable.
02-22-2013 00:38:10 | More by scottfrie
4.5/5 rDev +7.1%
12 oz bottle into Hardywood Park tulip. cant seem to make out this bottle code...
A: pours a very dark brown hue. looks practically black in the glass. head is closer to a light brown than a white. retention is good as it remains throughout the entire drink. lacing is spotty.
S: wow this smells like chocolate milk. some lactose, but mostly tons of chocolate here. milk chocolate, not your typical dark chocolate/big stout nose. pretty one-note, but I don't even care.
T: flavor is super similar to the nose. boatload of milk chocolate, plenty of lactose to keep things light/sweet, even has a significant amount of residual sugar that leaves a Kalua-like flavor. which can turn a little medicinal after mulling it over on the pallet, but I may just be being picky.
M: mouthfeel is super mellow. let's the sweets do the talking. nice. medium bodied.
D: this is right up there with top chocolate milk/sweet stouts that I have had to date. a shade below Young's, but on par with Rogue's and ST (while not nearly being as big). certainly worth picking up if you can and if you are a fan of this style.
02-20-2013 03:33:28 | More by Jimmys
4.78/5 rDev +13.8%
Organic Chocolate Stout is an Amazing stout. Dark enough beer with a beautiful sturdy chocolate milk colored head.
Amazing strong chocolate aromas. Reminds me of chocolate chip ice cream.
The taste is superb. Rich chocolaty with an almost like a cinnamon like flavor too. Sweet. Chocolate chip ice cream comes to mind again. Bigger sweeter chocolate flavors than even Rogues Chocolate Stout. Organic Chocolate Stout is certainly sweeter.
Certainly, this is a new favorite for me. At least this stout will hold a special place in one's heart as a unique and wonderful beer for special times. For example this might make be a nice Valentine's gift instead of a sucky box of chocolates for that dark beer lover.
Quite fizzy beer. More fizz than I would like, but easy to swallow and smooth. Just right for this beer though. Some might recommend this beer to be paired with the Jazz 60s classic Herbie Hancock's Maiden Voyage. I on the otherhand may prefer this to be paired with that classic of the 80s by Sade 'Smooth Operator.' Black but not too dark, romantic, sultry, sexy, and mellow.
02-19-2013 02:49:01 | More by frankiepop
4.03/5 rDev -4%
550ml(18.7 oz) brown "Victorian" style bottle with classic Samuel Smith's label. No gold foil on the 550ml bottle or the smaller 4 pk version, but they made up for it with a wonderful art on the cap. Poured into a tulip pint glass(stout glass).
A - nearly black in color. Ruby brown highlights the edges. Shades of the darkest of creamy chocolate brown with a nice fluffy tan to light brown head before mellowing into a solid ring of lace with decent stick.
S - Rich chocolate whiffs with some dark malts. A roasted character with this scent.
T - Lots of sweetness. Big chocolate throughout with roasted dark malt laying behind to back up the huge amount of sweet chocolate flavor. A very rich flavor with this stout. Its Literally like drinking a Hersey bar though I doubt Hersey chocolate was used, so ill say like drinking an English chocolate bar. Finish is like chocolate syrup with a roasted character.
M - smooth and rich. Definitely a dessert beer. I can't say it'd be easy for everyone to drink given its rich sweetness and abundance of chocolate, but it is smooth enough for a lot of us to down.
O - As good as their Oatmeal, Imperial stouts or Taddy Porter? Well not quite. But it's still a well crafted chocolate stout. The chocolate stout is not something I've been fond of in past experiences, but Samuel Smith has changed that. It's probably the best chocolate style stout I've had, and is worthy of a spot in their lineup even if it be a seasonal spot. Idk what time of year you could release it, but it is something that could work and something some of us will go out of our way to buy. I enjoyed this stout. Samuel Smith is a brewery you can lay your trust in when it comes to darker beers and this one falls right in line with their other greats. It may not come before their other classics, but it still sits on their world class family tree of dark ales. Let's hope it's released again. I'd buy it.
02-18-2013 16:18:43 | More by BradtheGreat7
Samuel Smith's Organic Chocolate Stout from Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)
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