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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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1,881 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,881
Reviews: 364
rAvg: 4.2
pDev: 11.67%
Wants: 87
Gots: 225 | FT: 2
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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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4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

Rast, Jan 17, 2014
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4/5  rDev -4.8%

mattmarka1, Jan 16, 2014
Photo of Weston19
3.95/5  rDev -6%

A: Black with a red hue against the light. Two finger mocha colored head.

S: Smells like pure melted milk chocolate. A lot of other beers smell more like dark chocolate but this one smells more like milk chocolate. It's a sweeter smell. Like hot cocoa.

T: This is borderline chocolate shake. The chocolate absolutely stands out and it also has a hoppy note to it. This is about as close as you can get to making this chocolate stout without getting too sweet.

M: Oily and mid to heavy mouth feel.

O: It's a tasty beer but you have to really like sweet flavors to enjoy this. The sweet chocolate flavors are very intense and they can be overwhelming if you're not fully into them. Not bad overall.

Weston19, Jan 16, 2014
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4/5  rDev -4.8%

mjstacker, Jan 16, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +13.1%

Beerrenda, Jan 16, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -10.7%

curewhatalesu, Jan 15, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +13.1%

ZachRusk, Jan 15, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

trocketsauced, Jan 15, 2014
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4/5  rDev -4.8%

ChainChompsky, Jan 15, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -16.7%

tom10101, Jan 15, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -10.7%

cherche, Jan 15, 2014
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4.05/5  rDev -3.6%

550ml bottle, strangely only available at Top's Liquor on Whyte Ave in my town.

This beer pours a deep, dark cola-tinted chestnut brown hue, with three fingers of puffy, cushioned, and mildly frothy ecru head, which leaves a bit of palm tree lace around the glass as it slowly recedes.

It smells like a chocolate ice cream milkshake, the experience leavened somewhat by a bready maltiness that still could be associated more with with Pop's of Archie Comics fame than any real-world brewing concern, with a bit of caramel Mars Bar added in for shits and giggles. The taste is still pretty sweet on the milk chocolate malt front, with a nice biscuity graininess sidling along, a touch of candy-bar toffee, store-brand chocolate ice cream, and rather weak earthy hop bitterness.

The carbonation is duly present, but mostly perfunctory and innocuous, the body a sturdy medium-heavy weight, and near-perfectly smooth and creamy. It finishes still pretty sweet, the milk chocolate essence continuing its large and in charge prevalence.

While I appreciate chocolate as much as the next person, this offering just comes across as a little too much like a dessert, from convenience store or pâtisserie, it doesn't matter - what does, though, is the lack of balancing stout bitterness that might round this thing out. Tasty, and enjoyable for a spell, I suppose, but a certain region of my tongue tires quickly of it.

biboergosum, Jan 14, 2014
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3.93/5  rDev -6.4%

Brown to black with a creamy, milk chocolate head.

Aroma and flavor are very much chocolate and very sweet, dominatingly milk and dark choco-fied. It's got a little maltiness for some semblance of balance, and a hint of caramel.

Body could be a bit thicker but it's still pretty good, plenty drinkable too.

Overall it's pretty much the definition of a sweet stout with chocolate added, if that's what you're after, this is your beer.

AlCaponeJunior, Jan 13, 2014
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4/5  rDev -4.8%

dipso123, Jan 13, 2014
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4/5  rDev -4.8%

ldhughes3, Jan 13, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

Adkins721, Jan 12, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -10.7%

sdm9465, Jan 12, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

drobiarch, Jan 12, 2014
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3.9/5  rDev -7.1%

Bottle served cold in glass beer challis

A) Deepest brown and thick with beige puffy head that settles down quickly. Impossible to see through, even when held to the light. Few bubbles are visible.

S) Sweet apple pie, burnt caramel, sour dough bread. This beer is lovely.

T) Surprisingly mild for such a thick, dark stout. Mild hops and sweet malt give way to - no surprise - milk chocolate, espresso and sweet toffee. Delicious!

M) I truly enjoyed this beer but felt here is where it comes up a bit short, at least for my taste. Sticky sweet and mild, but less carbonation than I prefer.

O) As noted I thought this Samuel Smith Organic Milk Stout is an excellent example of this style, and I enjoyed it. I would like to see more carbonation but note its certainly possible this bottle lost its fizz after its 1000 plus mile journey.

bskrtz, Jan 12, 2014
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4.06/5  rDev -3.3%

Poured a deep brownish red color with a nice thick creamy colored head which left excellent lacing covering the glass.
Smell to me was heavy with chocolate or coca beans.
Taste was outstanding. Like fine chocolate and malt. Cocoa beans leave a slight bitter aftertaste. A little more sweet than bitter but balanced quit nicely and that's how I like it.
Medium bodied beer. Not quite as heavy as I was expecting.
Overall, a well crafted beer which I enjoyed very much. One of The best beer I've ever had. Highly recommended.

Boggdogg, Jan 11, 2014
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4.06/5  rDev -3.3%

Appearance: Dark Brown with a slight head and a little bit of lacing.
Smell: Very nice chocolate smell with a slight coffee note
Taste: Just like the smell very chocolate forward. Chocolate Milk comes to mind. Now I'm imagining the Nesquik Bunny
Mouthfeel: Not a heavy beer as color may imply, low carbonation.
Overall: A great finishing beer, how can you not smile when your drinking dessert.

YoudownwithABV, Jan 11, 2014
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4/5  rDev -4.8%

magine, Jan 11, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

JMohl3, Jan 10, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -10.7%

Fahz, Jan 10, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +13.1%

ManEdward1979, Jan 09, 2014
Samuel Smith's Organic Chocolate Stout from Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)
94 out of 100 based on 1,881 ratings.