Organic Chocolate Stout | Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)
England, United Kingdom
samuelsmithsbrewery.co.uk

Style: English Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

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.

Added by rangerred on 10-16-2012

BEER STATS
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#1,014
Reviews:
645
Ratings:
3,322
pDev:
11.85%
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Photo of 88caprice
4.02/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle into a glass.
Super dark. Creamy head. Nice smell of cocoa and roasty malts. Tastes of creamy, milky chocolate and slightly burnt sugar. Like chocolate covered marshmallows. The chocolate flavor has a hint of fakeness to it, which is a mild turnoff. It is way sweeter than expected. Finishes with a little bit of acrid charred malt. Creamy mouthfeel.

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Photo of RootDown
4.19/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jripley97
4.24/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Paradox1000
4.23/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of travelguy
4.49/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Chris5554
2.99/5  rDev -29.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

I don't know what I was expecting, but it tastes like overpoweringly like chocolate. Too much chocolate, I couldn't even finish it. Dimestore milk chocolate. Looks nice though. Might taste good for cooking or with ice cream or something.

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Photo of bmaslakov
4.41/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

I am not a huge fan of chocolate stouts, but I decided to have a go at my beloved Samuel Smith's and I wasn't disappointed. Opening the bottle unleashes a vivid aroma of roasted cocoa beans, and inhaling deep enough one can discern vanilla and cream. Pitch black when poured. The chocolate is pronounced and then followed by some licorice and treacle. Finishes with tenderly discreet bitterness. A very drinkable one and can definitely be recommended.

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Photo of Livyatan1996
4.26/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Sylvesterjones
4.89/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Muss42
4.25/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Ivy_Heart
5/5  rDev +18.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

One of my favorites! Smooth, chocolate, wonderful! Have to look for it in specialty beer shops and I'm always excited when I find it in stock!

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Photo of sashmont
4.42/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BeerPirate
4.18/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MonkeyLord
4.57/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Chocolatefreak
4.31/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

L- dark brown color
S- smell of bold coffee and cocoa
T- taste of coffee, chocolate, and light hops
F- smooth and creamy
O- deep flavors and delightful finish

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Photo of bundleofthyme
4.91/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of elohim
4.58/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I usually shy away from beers with this ABV level because I tend to enjoy bigger beers, especially when it comes to stouts. With that being said I still occasionally pick this up because it is the best chocolate beer around as far as I am concerned. Flavor is all chocolate. Do you self a favor and add a bottle or two into a pot of chili.

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Photo of TheIPAHunter
4.42/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Constolant
4.32/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Rlhj
4.55/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Not a huge stout fan, but this is a wonderful beer. Nice balance of chocolate and smooth stout taste. Has a nice heft on the palate, too.

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Photo of Griffin2
3.81/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 550 ml bottle into a snifter.
L - Pours a dark brown color with a tan head.
S - Smells of fudge.
T - Tastes of bakers chocolate.
F - Medium body with light carbonation.
O - Easy drinking chocolate stout.

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Photo of OKbrew89
3.96/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Chii_Rising
2.77/5  rDev -34.4%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2

We were wanting so much more than this. Samuel Smith, why have you forsaken us?
The beer is dark, & opaque, with a little carbonation that dies down quickly.
It smells of very sweet & delicious chocolate. It tastes the same, but the sweetness becomes a bit overbearing as time goes on, with a strong "natural flavors" aftertaste that we were hoping to avoid.
This beer was remembered fondly from years back, not sure if we got an odd batch or if memory has added grandeur to it.

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Photo of NathanBeets
3.52/5  rDev -16.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of AllHopsMatter
4.19/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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Organic Chocolate Stout from Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)
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