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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: 2,119
Reviews: 395
rAvg: 4.21
pDev: 11.88%
Wants: 109
Gots: 322 | 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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4.25/5  rDev +1%

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4.26/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 16.9oz bottle into a snifter glass. A big “Thank you” goes out to ybnorml for sharing this beer with me.

A: The beer is a deep dark brown color, with a thin off-white head that fades slowly and leaves a thin lace on the glass.

S: The aroma contains strong milk chocolate and roasted malts; simplistic and pleasant.

T: The taste starts out with a very strong and rich milk chocolate flavor followed by a hearty roasted malt character. The hops presence is mild but complementary and brings a good balance. The after-taste is slightly sweet.

M: Crisp and very smooth, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is slightly sticky.

O: Very tasty, goes down easily, not too filling, decent kick, good representation of style, this is a very nice chocolaty beer to drink for a long time.

TheManiacalOne, Mar 11, 2014
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1.83/5  rDev -56.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 1 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 1.75

I hated it. I was expecting a roasted dry cocoa flavor. Instead it tasted like Newcastle with Hershey's chocolate syrup added. Very disappointed. One of the few beers I was not able to finish. If you are not into sweets STAY AWAY. Expensive beer and not worth it in my opinion.

yardkl, Mar 11, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +12.8%

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4.68/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

A: Black with a 2 finger tan cap. The cap gives way quickly leaving some lacing.

S: Chocolate, chocolate, some vanilla, chocolate

T: Burst of chocolate. The chocolate is slightly bitter - but very nice. Some other hints of vanilla. There is very little after taste.

M: Smooth and creamy on the tongue. Goes down very easily.

O: I love this. It is my favorite chocolate stout. IT might be over the top, for some people, but I find it very appealing. Also it is organic! (That is not really a selling point for me)

fscottkey, Mar 10, 2014
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4/5  rDev -5%

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3.81/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

500ml bottle of Samuel Smith's Organic Chocolate Stout in a nonic.

Pours with a weak head over a very dark brown body. Limited lacing.

The aroma of chocolate clomes out loud and clear. Rather like hot chocolate without the extra dairy, and some chocolate nibs.

Flavor: sweet, perhaps just a touch above optimum. Some dark roast (and light bitterness) in the aftertaste but largely masked by the chocolate before then.

Feel: Medium body and near medium carbonation; Creamy smooth yet with an undesired sharpness.

chinchill, Mar 07, 2014
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4/5  rDev -5%

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Samuel Smith's Organic Chocolate Stout from Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)
94 out of 100 based on 2,119 ratings.