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Samuel Smith's Organic Chocolate Stout - Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)

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Ratings: 1,983
Reviews: 371
rAvg: 4.21
pDev: 11.64%
Wants: 97
Gots: 269 | 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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4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -16.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -10.9%

bkwhoppa66, Jan 01, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +1%

fitz284, Dec 31, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +1%

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4.25/5  rDev +1%

kushlash23, Dec 30, 2013
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4.8/5  rDev +14%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

This is the first "dessert beer I've ever had.

Right from the get go, chocolate, chocolate and more chocolate yet not overwhelming.

Poured in a clear pint glass the colour was dark brown to black with a creamy chocolate malt coloured head.

The nose is a blend of dark chocolate and cacao.

The taste is amazing. Dark chocolate, a nice balance of malts, nice hints of caramel.

Mouthfeel is round and balanced

This stout can easily be a great ending to a meal.

jaz58, Dec 30, 2013
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3/5  rDev -28.7%

Phil_H, Dec 30, 2013
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4.16/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

A - pours a near black with a finger of fluffy near white head, surprising light head, strong lacing, OK retention.

S - chocolate and sweet granulated sugar.

T - pure sweet chocolate, like good chocolate milk

M - really light bodied, superbly drinkable

MacQ32, Dec 30, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +1%

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3.7/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

If you like chocolate, this is the beverage for you. Easily the most chocolate beer I've had (tonight) and it really is quite good. One can skip dessert and have this instead (as long as you don't let you don't...I repeat DON'T feed it to your kids (they'll say it tastes like a bad chocolate milkshake (they're wrong and you shouldn't have had them))) It's organic so it's good for the environment. I can even taste the O-zone repairing itself.

in short, this beer is QXQX approved, Al Gore recommended.

DerekQXQX, Dec 28, 2013
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4/5  rDev -5%

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4.16/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured a dark brown/almost black body with one finger tan head that left lace. Not a complex aroma or tasting beer as the chocolate is dominant. Also not a beer for everyone but I have a sweet tooth, like chocolate (not a chocoholic) and love sweet beers so this hit the spot. Medium bodied, not sticky or syrupy or bready but not watery, and could be described, although not entirely accurate, as chocolate milk with alcohol. The beer is balanced as there is a touch of roasted malts and crispness in the finish so it's not a complete sugar bomb/milk shake. Really hit the spot as a sweet beer for desert.

clayrock81, Dec 27, 2013
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Samuel Smith's Organic Chocolate Stout from Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)
94 out of 100 based on 1,983 ratings.