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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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1,658 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,658
Reviews: 351
rAvg: 4.19
pDev: 11.69%
Wants: 64
Gots: 130 | FT: 2
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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Richardbeerlover

Texas

4.54/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

I've tried 2 bottles. The first one I had a couple of weeks ago. Was not impressed but I wanted to give it another shot especially after the letdown of Young's and Brooklyn's offerings. Poured into a beer glass. Nice head that dissipated fairly quickly. The smell is a nice sweet chocolate malt. The initial taste is dark beer followed by a fabulous chocolate finish. I must have been dead when I tried my first bottle because this thing tastes fantastic! Has a nice much sweeter taste and finish than the other two. This is the chocolate beer for me. Finally a chocolate beer that tastes and smells like chocolate with a perfect balance of actual sweetness.

Serving type: bottle

11-16-2013 22:47:26 | More by Richardbeerlover
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Gryphon69

Michigan

4/5  rDev -4.5%

11-16-2013 04:38:31 | More by Gryphon69
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Supergenious

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -10.5%

11-16-2013 02:44:47 | More by Supergenious
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RedAleMan

Ontario (Canada)

4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

11-16-2013 02:42:57 | More by RedAleMan
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BColton1

Rhode Island

4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

11-16-2013 00:01:45 | More by BColton1
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BrandonOakes

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +13.4%

11-15-2013 23:29:11 | More by BrandonOakes
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SammyMacAttack

Ontario (Canada)

5/5  rDev +19.3%

11-15-2013 08:50:52 | More by SammyMacAttack
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atr2605

New York

4/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A-pours black with a foamy tan head with excellent retention
S-sweet chocolate and expresso, like a freshly brewed cappuccino
T-Sweet chocolate followed by nice roasted notes and a bit of hazelnut
M-medium bodied and creamy
O-pretty well balanced milk stout. Great sweetness without being over the top

Serving type: bottle

11-15-2013 03:36:18 | More by atr2605
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alphagnome

Iowa

3.95/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Appearance:
Borderline black in color, this dark brown beer filters out all light. Topped by a cream colored, finger width thick head that looks soft enough to double as a pillow. No noticeable carbonation or lacing.

Aroma:
Most beers require getting up close and personal to gather a good sniff - not so here! This one fills the nostrils. Heavy cream and chocolate milk - reminds me of mixing Hershey's chocolate syrup with milk. Thick molasses, almost cavity-inducing and cocoa nibs galore! Has a powder like quality to it.. the overall package is very aromatic and potent.

Taste:
Incredibly sweet! After each sip I found myself both enjoying and cringing at the sweetness. Oddly enough, it's the presence of the alcohol I notice first. It's upfront and not masked well, but adds surprisingly character. Chocolate lovers rejoice! Thick, sweet chocolate attacks your taste buds from beginning to end. Molasses and heavy cream crank the sweetness to 11.

Mouthfeel:
Thick body with plenty of carbonation. Extra creamy. Sweetness stabs your tongue from beginning to end. Easy to drink at first but the sweetness slowly starts to overwhelm the senses. Best enjoyed one small sip at a time.

Overall:
I find myself surprised by the fact that I enjoyed this considering I do not like stuff this sweet - I typically avoid them. That said, it's not a beer I'd seek out often but highly recommend checking this one out at least once because it's definitely a unique experience.

Serving type: bottle

11-15-2013 03:34:50 | More by alphagnome
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a0lbudman

Alabama

4.48/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

A-black with a large tan head that laces the glass
S-sweet malt and some chocolate
T-toffee with a dark chocolate taste that gives you a bitter aftertaste that fades quickly back to a sweet choco;ate malt finish
M-creamy and smooth with high carbonation
O-I am a fan of this stout. The balance is great, not to sweet not to bitter

Serving type: bottle

11-14-2013 01:44:39 | More by a0lbudman
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socon67

New York

4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

11-13-2013 01:30:55 | More by socon67
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smb71481

Vermont

4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

11-12-2013 11:42:36 | More by smb71481
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Bf_89

Ontario (Canada)

4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

11-12-2013 04:29:00 | More by Bf_89
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chewy6935

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

11-12-2013 04:01:22 | More by chewy6935
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D0mDelm0nt

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -4.5%

11-11-2013 16:23:02 | More by D0mDelm0nt
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xShoWTeKx

South Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

11-11-2013 06:28:21 | More by xShoWTeKx
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KegsAndEggs

Missouri

3.75/5  rDev -10.5%

11-11-2013 02:23:42 | More by KegsAndEggs
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Guitars_and_beer

North Carolina

5/5  rDev +19.3%

11-10-2013 15:35:52 | More by Guitars_and_beer
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jefftuck47

Connecticut

4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

11-10-2013 04:23:38 | More by jefftuck47
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Benesi88

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

11-09-2013 16:59:53 | More by Benesi88
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DemoniChris

Nebraska

4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

11-09-2013 02:32:34 | More by DemoniChris
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AleToTheKing

United Kingdom (England)

4/5  rDev -4.5%

11-08-2013 19:49:09 | More by AleToTheKing
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anzb

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

11-07-2013 23:50:19 | More by anzb
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MikeB20

Delaware

3.39/5  rDev -19.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

P: 550ml bottle into a perfect pint glass.

A: Pours an opaque black with the tiniest hint of ruby highlights. A creamy two finger dark tan head floats on top. Lacing is very good.

S: An intense milk chocolate aroma dominates your nose. Not much else.

T: A lot like the aroma, you've got a heavy milk chocolate flavor. The beer is quite sweet but there is some bitterness to keep it from being cloying. There's a little dark roasted malt in the finish. It's quite tasty if you're into chocolate, if you're looking for complexity this won't be your beer.

M: Thick and creamy, carbonation is moderate. It coats your mouth with a nice milk chocolate flavor that lingers a bit. In many ways it reminds me of a glass of chocolate milk.

O: I picked this beer up out of curiosity. I'm a big fan of Samuel Smith's stouts and porters and figured this one was worth a try. It's not complex in terms of aroma or flavor, it's all about the chocolate and it does that well. Easy to recommend to someone who enjoys chocolate, but it would never be my go to chocolate stout.

Serving type: bottle

11-07-2013 21:32:36 | More by MikeB20
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kaelingirl

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -4.5%

11-07-2013 20:26:21 | More by kaelingirl
Samuel Smith's Organic Chocolate Stout from Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)
93 out of 100 based on 1,658 ratings.