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

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Ratings: 1,983
Reviews: 371
rAvg: 4.21
pDev: 11.64%
Wants: 97
Gots: 269 | FT: 3
Brewed by:
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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4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

Snodman, Feb 25, 2013
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4.53/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

I'm a big fan of Chocolate stouts, and this one was one of the best I've had.

In a nutshell, it reminded me of a more sessionable version of Southern Tier's Choklat.

Looked very appealing with a fluffy head and nice lacing.

Very nice aromas of Hershey syrup and cream. More chocolatey than I was expecting.

Taste was sweet, milk chocolate.

Light carbonation kept the beer from being too cloying.

Overall, I like this as a sessionable counterpart to Choklat. I'd buy it again.

doppelmeup, Feb 25, 2013
Photo of Brad007
4.71/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Pours a pitch black with a two-finger brown head into my glass. Reminds me of a cup of coffee more than anything chocolate.

The mixture of chocolate malt and cocoa is intoxicating with a very nice touch of cream. Like chocolate milk here. I'm ready to dive in.

Very sweet and creamy with an awesome chocolate kick. Tobacco and licorice stand out as additional flavors.

Excellent mouthfeel that is slick and creamy. Wow.

Impressive. The closest counterparts are Young's Double Chocolate Stout and Southern Tier's Choklat. I prefer this though!

Brad007, Feb 25, 2013
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4/5  rDev -5%

thebends1, Feb 25, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

Joey1566, Feb 25, 2013
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4/5  rDev -5%

animal69, Feb 25, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +1%

velosuds, Feb 25, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +12.8%

Halcyon, Feb 25, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +1%

poppyjohn, Feb 24, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +12.8%

menacho1, Feb 24, 2013
Photo of AmitC
4.41/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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.

AmitC, Feb 24, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +1%

OHBridgeGuy, Feb 24, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +12.8%

Tumble, Feb 23, 2013
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4/5  rDev -5%

moserine, Feb 23, 2013
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4/5  rDev -5%

bshiban, Feb 22, 2013
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4/5  rDev -5%

DrunkinYogi, Feb 22, 2013
Photo of scottfrie
4.14/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 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.

scottfrie, Feb 22, 2013
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4/5  rDev -5%

BPudd, Feb 22, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -10.9%

swaghawk, Feb 21, 2013
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5/5  rDev +18.8%

acsprouse, Feb 21, 2013
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5/5  rDev +18.8%

sodensp, Feb 21, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -10.9%

Bilco, Feb 20, 2013
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5/5  rDev +18.8%

TokyoCO, Feb 20, 2013
Photo of Jimmys
4.5/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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.

Jimmys, Feb 20, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +1%

mjenkins5, Feb 20, 2013
Samuel Smith's Organic Chocolate Stout from Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)
94 out of 100 based on 1,983 ratings.