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
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

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Ratings:
3,151
Reviews:
589
Avg:
4.18
pDev:
12.2%
 
 
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Photo of rbrandt22
4/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of gtjwilding
4.65/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

One of my favourites, but couldn't have more than one in a session.

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Photo of jglaw1
4.16/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of DMcGirr
4.25/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of alexsergio
4.25/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of JoeEdgeworth
4.31/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Just-the-sip
4.59/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of thoglund
4.14/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of josanguapo
3.27/5  rDev -21.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.25

From Tercertiempocervezas. In Ikea's pint glass. Playing Aaru's Awakening + Void & Meddler. Lots of chocolate here, and of the real kind, not something that reminds chocolate. However, its too much for my liking and becomes cloying

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Photo of sjrider
4.18/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of andrewh995
4.49/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a dark black with a 2 finger light tan head. Smells strongly of sweet milk chocolate. The taste follows the nose with very very sweet chocolates and a light bitterness at the end. Mouth feel is medium with good carbonation. Wow, this one really blew me away. It's very sweet and I usually hate overly sweet beers, but this one did it right. Not something to drink everyday, but for special occasions I will be buying this again. Share the bottle if you get it, it's hard to drink the whole thing by yourself.

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Photo of RAFH
4.2/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of basicoutdoors
4.25/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Lingenbrau
3.82/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of scootercrabb
4.06/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of OlaB
4.29/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

L: pours a nice pitch black color with a small top of mocca colored head, some lacings on the glasses.

A: A strong aroma off milk chocolate and cocoa, with some roasted malts inn the back.

T&F: The flavour is sweet with a strong presence off chocolate, while inn the background is a lot off roasted malts. Has a slight dryness inn the finish. This beer has balanced the flavours very good. Good lenght inn the aftertaste with a great flavour off malts and chocolate. clean and creamy mouthfeel with medium carbonation

O: A really delicious chocolate stout. Very interesting to try this, and i enjoyed it to the last drop.

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Photo of Huffaroma
2.48/5  rDev -40.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 1 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Nice black color,

Smell sweet cocoa and graham cracker.

Taste mmmm not so much WAY to sweet for me I have had some good SS before and the sweetness was there but this was a little to close to a tootsie roll

Overall meh.

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Photo of Kube
4.58/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Zekenyce
4.25/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Chackman151
4.29/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Wizzle32
4.35/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Cpmitchno1
3.77/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of PlinyMeNow
3.68/5  rDev -12%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 4

It pours beautiful opaque jet black but thin, like pouring water rather than cream or oil. The head is a nice thick foamy beige initially but dissipates after a few minutes. Aroma is pure chocolate. Taste is chocolate balanced by sweetness coming from the malt . Not too malty for me, just enough sweet malts to sweeten the otherwise unsweetened chocolate. It is hopped the right amount for this kind of beer, which is low medium. Not much alcohol coming through. Feel is a little bit thin with medium high carbonation. Finishes easy without much linger to think about. I had this for "dessert" after a short series of IPAs and it was a satisfying finish.

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Photo of StJamesGate
4.27/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Lumpy parchment over black with garnet highlights. 4
Crazy Belgian chocolate truffle nose. 4.5
Licorice and sweet raisin but mostly big cocoa, a roasty hit, then brown sugar comeback. 4.25
Plummy little linger.
Medium, soft, smooth. 4

A metric fuck-ton of chocolate, and in a non-cloying way. I wish it cleaned up after itself a bit better - where’s the roast to go with the chocolate malt? But earns it back with drinkability. Stand shoulder to shoulder with Young’s Double Chocolate and Southern Tier Choklat. 4.25

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Photo of HellsRanger
3.57/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Had this beer last year and was very pleased, but this years fell a little short for me. It still has a nice stout dark color with hints of ruby, with a nice mocha foam, but it disappears quickly. The taste is a sweet chocolate ( a lil' to sweet for me this year) had a nice chocolate covered cherry flavor last year with nice balance. Not this time, and also the 5.0 does not comes thru like I remember. Still has nice cocoa flavors and gets better as it warms. Aroma is straight up chocolate no adventure at all for the noise. Will continue to keep tasting though.

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