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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: 1,660
Reviews: 351
rAvg: 4.19
pDev: 11.69%
Wants: 64
Gots: 131 | 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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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
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dredz_126

North Carolina

4.75/5  rDev +13.4%

11-07-2013 14:47:27 | More by dredz_126
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ethanmc12

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

11-06-2013 03:22:08 | More by ethanmc12
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taospowder

New Mexico

4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

11-06-2013 01:53:03 | More by taospowder
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lehueve

Mexico

4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

11-04-2013 23:46:08 | More by lehueve
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andyhonig

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

11-04-2013 06:48:57 | More by andyhonig
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Denzo

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -4.5%

11-03-2013 22:57:23 | More by Denzo
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AOShabaz

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -4.5%

11-03-2013 22:54:12 | More by AOShabaz
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jayhunter357

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

11-03-2013 22:49:50 | More by jayhunter357
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wanderlust389

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +13.4%

11-03-2013 21:06:33 | More by wanderlust389
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zekeman17

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

11-03-2013 20:28:28 | More by zekeman17
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trevorpost

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

11-03-2013 14:26:49 | More by trevorpost
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vfgccp

New York

3.5/5  rDev -16.5%

11-03-2013 02:24:15 | More by vfgccp
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JT99125

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -4.5%

11-03-2013 00:23:42 | More by JT99125
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elNopalero

Texas

4.68/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

This pours a midnight black with tremendous, creamy, cocoa-colored foam. Looks impressive.

On the nose I get a pronounced character of powdered milk chocolate upfront, backed by a touch of dark cherry. This stout tastes sweet, with a pleasing chocolate and the dark cherries reminding me of a box of Valentine’s chocolates. There’s a touch of roast, a touch of milk stout sour, and a mellow, smooth sweetness that makes this an excellent desert selection.

Delicious.

Serving type: bottle

11-02-2013 08:39:38 | More by elNopalero
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AnthonySkatz

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

11-02-2013 06:02:05 | More by AnthonySkatz
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Beerasaurus

Virginia

4.1/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Easing into the late fall, the time has come to move to the porters and stouts.

Appearance: Poured into a pint glass, minimal head, but a nice brownish red color. Virtually no lace.

Aroma: Smells like a bottle of chocolate syrup, very sweet.

Taste: Again, super sweet, milk chocolatey taste with a hint of cherry at the back end. Sweetness overpowers and maltiness.

Mouthfeel: Smooth and creamy, medium body.

Overall a tasty brew, but I think I could only have a couple of them, it's too sweet for a session beer. Agreed with others that it is would make a nice dessert beer.

Serving type: bottle

11-02-2013 01:47:15 | More by Beerasaurus
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Anvilfarm

Missouri

4/5  rDev -4.5%

11-01-2013 20:36:17 | More by Anvilfarm
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California

4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

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Chucker17

South Dakota

4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

11-01-2013 03:17:35 | More by Chucker17
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dumarrm

Ohio

4/5  rDev -4.5%

11-01-2013 02:56:56 | More by dumarrm
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YeastEnthusiast

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

10-31-2013 03:49:01 | More by YeastEnthusiast
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duke33s

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

10-31-2013 02:37:30 | More by duke33s
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Mybeercanbeatupyourbeer

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

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Samuel Smith's Organic Chocolate Stout from Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)
93 out of 100 based on 1,660 ratings.