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

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Ratings: 2,420
Reviews: 453
rAvg: 4.22
pDev: 11.85%
Wants: 144
Gots: 494 | FT: 4
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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:
Beer added by: rangerred on 10-16-2012

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.
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Photo of AdrianAltine
5/5  rDev +18.5%

I only have one word Yum this beer was all a milk stout should be.smoth silky and delicious bought at Costco

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4/5  rDev -5.2%

Photo of lillitnn92
4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

Photo of maxcoinage
4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

Photo of Greasy
4.33/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a pub glass.

A: Darkness. Not pitch black, holding it up to the light gives is a cola like hue. 2 fingers of a tan head that stayed around long enough to make an impression.

S: Nice. Tons of chocolate. Reminds me of chocolate syrup.

T: Follows the nose well. Chocolate dominates the taste buds. Similar to a whopper malted milk ball. A little roasted malt flavor peeks through the chocolate blanket. Delicious. not overly sweet. In the very back is that faint metallic taste that most other Samuel Smith's brews have. No alcohol whatsoever.

M: A little thin. carbonation is nice.

O: This beer is really, really good. I will definitely drink this again.

Photo of tappangordo
4.3/5  rDev +1.9%

Photo of dditto2
4.8/5  rDev +13.7%

This is a great beer. One of my favorites.

Photo of samtrillo
2.75/5  rDev -34.8%

I love chocolate stouts and have heard and read nothing but good things about this beer. I hate to say I was rather disappointed. For a beer labeling itself organic all I could think of was fake!

The chocolate is too overpowering. Too sweet and artificial tasting. It gives the impression that they poured chocolate syrup into the vat. There isn't much from the malt to add any complexity or roasted notes on its own, everything is from the chocolate they added.

I had this experience with Young's. Compared to that, Sam's is a bit better. It's probably a good started chocolate stout for someone not into beer.

Photo of Vincev27
4.28/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of WeymouthMike
3.75/5  rDev -11.1%

Photo of kmeinel
4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

Photo of Ozzylizard
4.18/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Bottle marked SG28N1 at 45 degrees into imperial pint glass
Aroma of chocolate
Head large (6 cm), light brown, frothy, diminishing to 2 mm ring and broken layer with arcs of thick lacing.
Lacing good – thick arcs of tiny bubbles
Body dark brown, opaque
Flavor predominantly slightly bitter chocolate; no hops, no alcohol, no diacetyl
Palate medium, creamy, soft carbonation

Appearance 4.5, Aroma 4, Flavor 4.25 Palate 4, Overall 4.25

Photo of TeddyRyan
4.04/5  rDev -4.3%

Photo of gibgink
5/5  rDev +18.5%

Photo of jeffleepa
5/5  rDev +18.5%

Photo of JasW
3.7/5  rDev -12.3%

Photo of dabarton
4/5  rDev -5.2%

The chocolate in this beer is too overt for my taste as a straight beer, but this is one of the best beers for beerfloats. Just add vanilla ice cream to either this or Young's Double Chocolate Stout. Dry stouts like Guinness also work, but the chocolate stouts with added cocoa, like this one work best.

Overall, this is one of the best examples of a chocolate stout with cocoa and is well made, even if the resulting beer is sweeter and more chocolaty than I would prefer.

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5/5  rDev +18.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

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4.16/5  rDev -1.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

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5/5  rDev +18.5%

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5/5  rDev +18.5%

Photo of newbeeraday
3.75/5  rDev -11.1%

Photo of PacNWDad
4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

Pours with about 1/2 finger of tan, mottled head, which dissipates quickly to a film. No apparent bubbles. Dark mahogany color, light just gets through. Vanilla, butterscotch, cocoa, tobacco aroma, with cherry and roasted malt too. Primarily a sweet taste, with just a hint of sour and a little bitter in the finish. Medium body and carbonation. A lovely beer - why do I want to have a Manhattan now?

Samuel Smith's Organic Chocolate Stout from Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)
94 out of 100 based on 2,420 ratings.