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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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bernat1971

Washington

4/5  rDev -4.5%

09-15-2013 10:00:01 | More by bernat1971
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swisem01

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

09-14-2013 17:50:27 | More by swisem01
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Lgrec8

New York

4/5  rDev -4.5%

09-14-2013 09:34:21 | More by Lgrec8
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mcdsports

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

09-13-2013 01:36:23 | More by mcdsports
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4DAloveofSTOUT

Illinois

4.24/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

550ml bottle poured into Duvel Tulip.

Appearance: dark brown to a light black bodied beer with massive 3 fingers of head. The head looks like the head on a rootbeer float. Head has a lot of staying power and slowely drops to an uneven cap with heavy lacing all over the glass.

Smell: milk chocolate bomb with a hint of vanilla. I bet that if you let your chocolate fiend girlfriend smell this beer she would probably have a orgasm over the smell of this beer. Serious as a heart attack right now...

Taste: Just like the nose! Milk chocolate bomb and a hint of vanilla sweetness. Hint of light roast malt and faint black licorice, but its barely noticable. Finishes with a lite bitterness from a cocoa note mixed with a hint of rootbeer and some lingering vanilla sweetness.

Mouthfeel: low end of a medium bodied beer with moderate carbonation. The beers mouthfeel is super smooth and creamy. The beer is spot on with those trademark mouthfeel qualities of all Samuel Smith dark beers. At 5% abv this bomber can be drank solo without even getting a slight buzz.

Overall: Its a session stout with big chocolate flavors! At $3.25 a bomber, this is a fantastic value for a high quality craft beer. Awesome job Samuel Smith! This beer is effortlessly good. Its definately a desert beer and your girlfriend or wife will like quite a bit too. Southern Tier Chocolate is not as good as this Samuel Smith beer! Thats fact!

Serving type: bottle

09-12-2013 02:58:33 | More by 4DAloveofSTOUT
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philbe311

Pennsylvania

3.99/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A - A slightly late to develop head that yields close to three fingers worth of dark khaki / medium brown colored velvety froth with a bit of a rocky top... Decent retention... Once settled there is a thick rich creamy lacing that is quite inviting... The color is a dull flat black that doesn't late any light permeate... Mostly still with just an occasional stray carbonation bubble though some additional bubbles remain clung to the sides of the glass... A thick sheet of lacing clings to the sides of the glass...

S - It shouldn't come as much of a surprise but this one packs a mammoth chocolate aroma... Loaded with fudge brownie uncooked batter... Cocoa... A mix of both milk and dark chocolates... A light layer of mocha coffee... Did I mention chocolate??? Quite intoxicating...

T - The flavor is much more subdued the nose with much better balance... Lightly roasted malts is introduced to the equation... The sweetness of dialed down several notches... Loads of cocoa... Dark chocolate... A hint of fudge... A hint of dark choclate... Some sweet cream character as well...

M - Medium to full bodied... Smooth... Velvety... Even and consistent... Limited carbonation... A bit chalky on the finish...

D - A rock solid Milk / Sweet Stout... Solid in all areas... The stellar aroma and 5.0% ABV are the stars of the show... Very nice brew that I recommend and will gladly indulge in again in the future when presented the opportunity...

Serving type: bottle

09-11-2013 17:50:37 | More by philbe311
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BeerForMuscle

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -4.5%

09-10-2013 20:52:34 | More by BeerForMuscle
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ImFlyerThanYou

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -4.5%

09-10-2013 01:23:56 | More by ImFlyerThanYou
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nakedninjaturtle

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -16.5%

09-08-2013 16:45:58 | More by nakedninjaturtle
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Bunchy

South Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

09-07-2013 17:09:49 | More by Bunchy
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abkayak

New York

4/5  rDev -4.5%

09-07-2013 16:46:56 | More by abkayak
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Tr0janSlay3r

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

09-07-2013 01:52:34 | More by Tr0janSlay3r
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Sunshineoforegon

Oregon

1.91/5  rDev -54.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2

Bottle: Design is nice
Color: dark chocolate color
Foaming: creates 1/2 '' of foam and stays very long time
smells: not quite appetizing sweet but fake chocolate and sugary taste
first feel: chocolate and acidic
fake chocolate smell and taste.
mouth-feel: full body but acidic
finish: acidic bitter at the end weird chocolate

overall: did not like the aroma neither the smell

Serving type: bottle

09-06-2013 07:59:51 | More by Sunshineoforegon
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smekermann

British Columbia (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -10.5%

09-05-2013 08:04:22 | More by smekermann
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jborg

New York

3.75/5  rDev -10.5%

09-05-2013 01:40:09 | More by jborg
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Eric1Mess

Michigan

4/5  rDev -4.5%

09-04-2013 21:17:37 | More by Eric1Mess
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KRella

New York

3.5/5  rDev -16.5%

09-04-2013 01:13:53 | More by KRella
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Brenden

Ohio

4.43/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This stout's got a good look. It's thick in the traditional sense, not a big motor oil-looking stout but a stout nonetheless. It's not black but it is very dark, some brown in the edges but with a heavy hue to the body. On top. a light tan head grows and rests at just over one finger. Retention is good, and there's a solid amount of patchy lacing that sticks to the walls of the glass.
Not too subtle but without screaming too loudly, this is a chocolatey beer. Very nicely crafted, the milky chocolate sweetness isn't too sugary and melds with the toasty, very slightly roasty character of the base stout very well. A bit of creamy, milky, almost whipped-cream sweetness coincides with the chocolate. It's smooth, and ultimately some notes of vanilla are out front with just the slightest touch of somthing a little dryer underneath.
A full-bodied beer, it has a certain robustness to it, though it isn't at the heavier end by any means. it's pretty smooth, though, with just enough carbonation and very light crispness that's good for a stout.

Serving type: bottle

09-03-2013 20:03:08 | More by Brenden
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ejane

Connecticut

5/5  rDev +19.3%

09-03-2013 15:35:48 | More by ejane
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tipofthetongue

New York

3.75/5  rDev -10.5%

09-03-2013 09:08:27 | More by tipofthetongue
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Shnanign

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -4.5%

09-03-2013 01:54:15 | More by Shnanign
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Linda081

New York

4/5  rDev -4.5%

09-02-2013 19:07:23 | More by Linda081
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mlhyatt

Georgia

4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

09-01-2013 04:07:22 | More by mlhyatt
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GTB

North Carolina

4/5  rDev -4.5%

09-01-2013 01:07:53 | More by GTB
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KeyWestGator

Florida

4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

08-31-2013 20:20:32 | More by KeyWestGator
Samuel Smith's Organic Chocolate Stout from Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)
93 out of 100 based on 1,658 ratings.