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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: 2,001
Reviews: 373
rAvg: 4.21
pDev: 11.64%
Wants: 99
Gots: 271 | 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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3.5/5  rDev -16.9%

allenson21, Feb 08, 2013
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4/5  rDev -5%

theleechster, Feb 08, 2013
Photo of DavidST
3.76/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 550ml bottle into a tulip glass coded bottled date. This pours a pitch black color with a mid sized tan head which has a decent retention. The smells are somewhat sweet, a little chocolate, milk sugars, a little dark roasted malts. The feel is medium to thick. The taste is more sweet than I was expecting, lots of chocolate, milk sugar sweetness, a little bit of bitterness.

DavidST, Feb 08, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -22.8%

rkcrozier, Feb 07, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -10.9%

Dave_Treat, Feb 07, 2013
Photo of fuzzcherry
3/5  rDev -28.7%

fuzzcherry, Feb 06, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

JGuzzle, Feb 06, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

EdelweissDad, Feb 06, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +1%

LambicPentameter, Feb 05, 2013
Photo of Huhzubendah
4.28/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

I really enjoy Samuel Smith beers, so was excited to pick up one of these to try.

The beer appears black with a thick, dense foamy head. A mouth watering appearance, really. Chocolate hits the nose right away. Sweet milk chocolate, chocolate milk, roast chocolate milk shake. You get the idea. Perhaps the beer is one dimensional to some degree, but damn, this is tasty. Light to medium in body. Creamy smooth feel on the palate. A must try for those who enjoy chocolate and beer. A beautiful marriage of the two. Impressive.

Huhzubendah, Feb 05, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +1%

Proclarush, Feb 05, 2013
Photo of ummswimmin
4.25/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

I had this bottle poured in a pilsner type glass at my local bar. The Organic Chocolate was part of a beer incentive program.

The nose and flavor on this beer is a chocolate bomb. This is a chocolate lovers dream. I would say that this is more like an alcohol chocolate drink than a beer.

Overall I enjoyed this beer. It was smoothe, well balanced, and pretty tasty. I would drink more of this beer, and I recommend going out to pick some up.

ummswimmin, Feb 04, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +1%

steveh, Feb 04, 2013
Photo of hosehead83
4.61/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Poured from a 500ml bottle into a standard pint glass.
Dark brown/black in color,with a big cloud deck of tan, oatmeal-like foam.
Aroma-Cocoa powder, dark malt
Taste-Chocolate milk,cocoa, vanilla notes, subtle roasted malt, very faint mineral bite in the finish keeps it fom being overly sweet. Very pleasant on the palate: smooth, creamy and very flavorfull. Would be an excellent match for a slice of German chocolate cake or a handfull of homemade choclate chip cookies. Or, just by itself. Highly recommended.

hosehead83, Feb 04, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +1%

BrewmanCapote, Feb 04, 2013
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4/5  rDev -5%

sachie23, Feb 04, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

Kerrie, Feb 04, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +12.8%

pivoichamiz, Feb 04, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +1%

Nunya, Feb 04, 2013
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5/5  rDev +18.8%

dtx00, Feb 03, 2013
Photo of DoubleJ
4.5/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Chocolate stout for dessert? I don't see why not. Coming out of a 550 ml bottle, on to the beer:

Black as ink in color with an inch thick head, whose color is tan and texture is semi-soapy. Excellent webbed lacing rings around the glass. That chocolate thing is done right, at least so far. I've only gotten to the nose, and it's lovely. It smells like a vanilla chocolate mixture with a kiss of coffee beans and hazelnut. I like it a lot.

The taste of chocolate is obvious from the get-go. It hits in two stages; first the sweet chocolate sauce flavor. Vanilla is weaved into the note as well. The second stage is a bittersweet cocoa; not only does the chocolate adjunct hit with full force, but the chocolate malt adds a bittersweet aspect which brings some roasty bitterness into the picture. It's medium full bodied, smooth, with a sweet and slightly roasty aftertaste.

A stout well done! Ditch the Lindt, get a Samuel Smith's.

DoubleJ, Feb 03, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

Stumpy29er, Feb 03, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -10.9%

ant880, Feb 03, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +1%

Hardcore, Feb 03, 2013
Samuel Smith's Organic Chocolate Stout from Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)
94 out of 100 based on 2,001 ratings.