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

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Samuel Smith's Organic Chocolate Stout
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1,832 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,832
Reviews: 360
rAvg: 4.2
pDev: 11.67%
Wants: 80
Gots: 208 | 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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cmiller4642

West Virginia

5/5  rDev +19%

08-30-2013 04:20:40 | More by cmiller4642
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zombiebeergut

Indiana

4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

08-30-2013 01:19:04 | More by zombiebeergut
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cbutova

Massachusetts

3.76/5  rDev -10.5%

A- From the 12oz bottle comes a black beer with just a tiny bit of light coming through the very edges, still appears quite thick. A tan head forms to just over a finger in the tulip with a thick, creamy texture. Nice webs of creamy lace around the glass.

S- Immediately brings me back to making the huge glasses of chocolate milk in my parent's house as a kid. A very distinct sweet chocolate syrup ala Hershey's aroma dominates this beer's aroma. Some roast but this is adult chocolate syrup thus far.

T- A bit more complex than the aroma but still the sweet chocolate Hershey's syrup is the foremost of things happening. Slight maltiness behind that with hints of roast grains, nuttiness and caramel. Just a bit of fruit hints from the yeast. Lactose sweetness is pretty big. Bordering cloying sweetness overall.

MF- Medium thickness and a superbly creamy feel to the body. Very silky moderate carbonation that goes down smoothly without being harsh on the palate at all. Slight roast bitterness.

Reminds me a lot of the first time I had Choklat. A massive chocolate syrup flavor and big sweetness throughout. A bit too sweet in my opinion and the Hershey's syrup flavor is a bit much. Aroma is great, taste is too much.

08-29-2013 01:12:57 | More by cbutova
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JJKBeerLvr

Pennsylvania

4.16/5  rDev -1%

Sampled August 2013 from bottles in pint glass. This is the first time that I had drank this beer.

Appearance: Very dark color with a nice tan head, and the head lasted a long time.

Smell: There are roasted malt aromas, along with some strong chocolate aromas. The chocolate gave a sweet smell, especially compared to other stouts.

Taste: Full-bodied with great balance of malt, hops, and chocolate. There is a sweet flavor due to the chocolate, but it has an excellent overall taste. The chocolate is more pronounced than most other "chocolate" stouts I have tried.

Mouthfeel: Full-bodied, but very smooth. Very creamy.

Overall: Great stout. I enjoyed the multiple bottles that I drank, and I would buy this again.

08-28-2013 21:33:07 | More by JJKBeerLvr
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IcemanCometh

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -10.7%

08-28-2013 18:55:14 | More by IcemanCometh
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timoteo833

New York

3/5  rDev -28.6%

08-27-2013 23:22:26 | More by timoteo833
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BlackHaddock

United Kingdom (England)

4.16/5  rDev -1%

550ml bottle: BBD Nov 2013. Poured on 26 Aug 2013 at home into an Abbot Ale glass tankard.

Lovely dark brew: on top a huge tanned crown of foam.

Chocolatey and stouty! Really nice, I like chocolate and I like stouts.

Rich, at times creamy, wholesome and sweet: a very, very good beer. Haven't checked my scores, but this is the best beer I've had from Sam Smith's so far.

08-26-2013 20:54:38 | More by BlackHaddock
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rsmith120686

Georgia

5/5  rDev +19%

08-26-2013 19:22:20 | More by rsmith120686
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Lenzzzzzz2099

New York

4.7/5  rDev +11.9%

This is by far a great great rich chocolaty stout. It's like a Hershey's decided to take a dip in this sea of chocolaty,malty,cappuccino darkness with hints of chocolate milk and cream.

Recommended with coconut macaroons or even a good Greek yogurt or vanilla ice cream.

08-25-2013 14:42:03 | More by Lenzzzzzz2099
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bpop23

Georgia

4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

08-24-2013 20:20:01 | More by bpop23
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bens0n

Texas

4.48/5  rDev +6.7%

Beer pours an opaque dark brown, not quite black, but close. Theres a pretty weak amount of light tan head, decent amount of lacing going on.

Smell wise the sweet milk chocolate aroma dominates the nose, can’t pick much else out, but that’s a good thing.

Flavor wise, it’s got a nice amount of lactic sweetness and the chocolate flavor is on the burnt, roasted side of the spectrum. Really sweet aftertaste.

Mouth feel is pretty thick, not chewy like some other milk stouts I’ve had, but its got a decent viscosity.

Overall, an awesome milk stout, I haven't tried too many organic beers, but I would still rank this one really high even if it wasn't organic.

08-24-2013 04:43:12 | More by bens0n
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allenc85

Alabama

4/5  rDev -4.8%

08-23-2013 06:00:30 | More by allenc85
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Dpatt70

Louisiana

4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

08-22-2013 22:46:44 | More by Dpatt70
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optimator705

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

08-22-2013 00:35:53 | More by optimator705
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Jeffrey2310

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

08-21-2013 21:05:16 | More by Jeffrey2310
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GRG1313

California

4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

08-21-2013 06:41:21 | More by GRG1313
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Crimsonfloods

Florida

4.75/5  rDev +13.1%

08-21-2013 05:24:32 | More by Crimsonfloods
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Lynn

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

08-20-2013 21:29:38 | More by Lynn
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cp45

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

08-20-2013 14:08:24 | More by cp45
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Felicia

Nevada

4/5  rDev -4.8%

08-20-2013 07:39:06 | More by Felicia
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srandycarter

California

4.15/5  rDev -1.2%

A - Tan head, lots of cling lace, very dark near black body.

S - Outstanding plus for sure. Hersheys syrup mostly, hint of soy, rich and inviting.

T - Taste emulates smell, just not as high volume or prominent. Still awesome.

M - Creamy, nice texture, not cloying but definitely on the rich sweet creamy side.

D - Easy to drink , fun to try. Low ABV so you could have many.

08-20-2013 01:26:57 | More by srandycarter
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RoninBirdman

Oklahoma

4.75/5  rDev +13.1%

08-19-2013 21:56:04 | More by RoninBirdman
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sirsteve42

New York

4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

08-18-2013 18:43:39 | More by sirsteve42
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ohiobeer29

Ohio

3/5  rDev -28.6%

08-18-2013 08:22:13 | More by ohiobeer29
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zachgroves

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

08-18-2013 03:00:31 | More by zachgroves
Samuel Smith's Organic Chocolate Stout from Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)
94 out of 100 based on 1,832 ratings.