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

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Ratings: 2,001
Reviews: 373
rAvg: 4.21
pDev: 11.64%
Wants: 99
Gots: 271 | 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:
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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4/5  rDev -5%

Danielr26, Mar 17, 2013
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5/5  rDev +18.8%

dgv0, Mar 17, 2013
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4.19/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

12 oz. Brown bottle. Has complicated freshness date.

A: Pours dark brown, nice tan head. Great lacing and coaster thin head retention.

S: Sweet milk chocolate, sweet dark fruits. Some malts. Not too complex yet the
chocolate and fruit aroma is simply delightful.

T/M: Smooth, could use a little more carbonation. Creamy chocolate malts and
cocoa. Less sweet than the smell. Hops are small with little bitterness. Roasted
malts with hints of dark fruits.

O: Great tasting milk stout. A nice winter weather dessert stout. Possibly a little
too sweet, which makes it less of a session beer and more of a special occasion
beer.

Cheers!!!

mnrider, Mar 16, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

Beermaine, Mar 16, 2013
Photo of Swedgin_Wu
4.98/5  rDev +18.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

12 oz bottle poured in a Stout glass.

Appearance - Mostly black with a nice but not overbearing brown head.

Smell - Very pungent and prominent chocolate/cocoa smell. One of my favorite smelling beers. Some stouts tend to be difficult to pick up a good scent on, but this is right in your face and it's just quite amazing.

Taste - chocolate...no two ways about it. maybe a little coffee/express in the finish. So delectable. My first time drinking this was favorable, but my 2nd purchase (a 4 pack) quickly made not only my favorite Samuel Smith variety, but also surpassed it as my favorite Chocolate Stout (the previous being Young's double chocolate..which is a fantastic stout in itself). It's certainly a dark chocolate flavor...one that you want to keep sipping until the glass is empty. Sometimes you feel bad you drank the whole thing without savoring it properly.

Mouthfeel - despite it's somewhat rich flavor and smell, it is a medium mouthfeel. Not overbearing or too filling. I wouldn't call it a session beer, but it's hard to resist having a couple in a row if you have enough available

Overall - A terrific representation of the style. I *love* this beer. It's one of those beers where you just bask in each sip and wish the glass was bottomless. There are a few beers which are hard to believe are even beers, and this is one of them. Samuel Smith is probably my favorite brewery period, and this is their best beer IMHO. That should say enough about how i feel about it

Swedgin_Wu, Mar 16, 2013
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4.51/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

Poured into tulip, shared with The Lone Wolf.

A: Dark brown with 1 finger tan head, awesome retention and lacing.

S: Hot chocolate with marshmallows.

T: Chocolate Milk, oh, and marshmallows.

M: Little lighter than I expected.

O: This is the epitome of sweet stouts. Its a malted milk shake, chocolate and marshmallows in a beer form. One of my favorites and almost everyone would drink it. Non beer lovers would enjoy this beer.

robhbest, Mar 16, 2013
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4.03/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured pitch black with a small tan coloured head.

The smell is milk chocolate, smells very nice. Would have been nice if it was a little stronger.

The taste is milk chocolate much the same as the smell.

The mouthfeel is medium bodied with a little prickly carbonation.

Overall the chocolate flavours are delicious but just a little bit weak. Would have like a bit more body as well.

Dave1999, Mar 15, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

ridgeline23, Mar 15, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -16.9%

ThatguyJoefromBoston, Mar 14, 2013
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4.09/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured into a standard tumbler. Poured a black mostly opaque, with a thin light brown head, with occasional carbonation rising from the bottom. Aroma was chocolate, no two ways around it. Very similar to a Hershey's bar. Flavor was also chocolate. Sweet, with obvious chocolate, finishing with a bit of bitterness. A bit thin in the mouth, didn't coat as well as would be expected. Overall a great chocolate stout. Nothing overly bad about this beer, just needed a bit more chew to be stellar.

mountdew1, Mar 14, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +1%

BillHilly, Mar 14, 2013
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5/5  rDev +18.8%

ET678, Mar 13, 2013
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4/5  rDev -5%

Zachtheporter, Mar 13, 2013
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5/5  rDev +18.8%

Sara, Mar 13, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +1%

shinjak, Mar 12, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +1%

chubby2u, Mar 12, 2013
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4.01/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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 +6.9%

Craigory, Mar 11, 2013
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4.35/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

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 +3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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 +6.9%

beergirl805, Mar 11, 2013
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5/5  rDev +18.8%

JeffSuttonTX, Mar 11, 2013
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4.24/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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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4.25/5  rDev +1%

quakeroatmealstout, Mar 11, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +1%

spycow, Mar 10, 2013
Samuel Smith's Organic Chocolate Stout from Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)
94 out of 100 based on 2,001 ratings.