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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#1,698
Reviews:
658
Ratings:
3,372
pDev:
11.82%
 
 
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Photo of bucrogers26th
4/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Aurascoper
4.67/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Namwobius
4.78/5  rDev +13%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of EndureToConquer
4.73/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of antihero404
4.37/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of yuno
4.25/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ThemThangs
3.92/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I wasn't expecting much from this beer, but it surprised me. Smells like a typical stout, but kind of sweet. The taste though, very sweet, starts off great, but eventually gets a little too sweet for me. Makes me think of chocolate, coffee, maybe some sweet fruit preserves and a hint of char. I'm not sure I could drink more than one of these in a sitting, but in small amounts this is a great beer. Aside from the sweetness the beer is pretty smooth drinking.

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Photo of MugillaGorilla
4.11/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Reef
4.37/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

500ml bottle, undated.
Pours black with an easily raised three finger’s tan head lasting for several minutes. Full curtains of lacing.
Strong chocolate malt aroma.
Milk chocolate taste. Slight sweet stone fruit aftertaste. Malt richness opens slightly with warming.
Smooth, medium body notable for the 5% ABV.
Consistent, always enjoyable, never seems faded or off-flavor.

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Photo of BayAreaJoe
4.24/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of crouching050
4.46/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of 802
4.02/5  rDev -5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of desint
4.09/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of JohnDon
4.4/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Poured from bottle into snifter glass.
Look: Color is black with a full inch of thick creamy foam which took about a minute to dissipate.
Smell: Malty dark chocolate and a touch a of nutty scent.
Taste: Lovely chocolate, with a nice creamy body.
Feel: Medium carbonation, smooth, and easy to drink. ("Carbonated Chocolate Milk")
Overall: An Outstanding Beer

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Photo of nicholas2121
4.43/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Organic Chocolate Stout brewed by Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster), with an ABV of 5.00% This English Stout pours out a deep brown color with a nice off white almost light brown colored head. There is a nice amount of lacing to this brew, it sticks to the side of the glass well. Organic Chocolate Stout has the look of black coffee, not saying that is a bad thing. The smell is rich with sweetness, chocolate, roasted grains and malts. So far this is a nice an inviting brew. Now for the taste, it is Bold with flavors. You first pick up on a chocolate and vanilla flavors mixed with roasted grains and malts. Tge ending is nice and smooth. The body of Organic Chocolate Stout is a soild medium. For being a darker brew is sure goes down nice an smooth. There is a lot going on in Organic Chocolate Stout. This brew would go nice on a cool fall day or with dinner. Nothing overpowering about this English Stout, it has a super nice balance to it. The mouth feel is a Bold, Rich, Chocolate, Roasted, Smooth, Clean and Refreshing. Overall I'm going to give Organic Chocolate Stout a 4.50 out of 5. I would definitely look this brew up again giving the opportunity to.Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster), did a super nice job with this English Stout.

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4.25/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of JefHarkay
4.1/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is what it would taste like if chocolate milk had alcohol in it.

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4.25/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MorbidKingCrab
4.5/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of YungTeaJay
4.43/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Storm_Rryder
4.25/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Yum !! Very nice chocolate taste but the beer does not feel like super sweet or dessert like, well maybe a little bit. Refreshing, like the large bottle, good all around !

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Photo of singletary
4.46/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

It poured a rich dark color with a tan head that is not very big but it stays with the drink. The smell is of milk chocolate and the taste is just the same. A bid smooth rich chocolate flavor, it is a bit heavy to drink so it just right to sit back and enjoy. Overall the is one of the best I have tried lately.

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Photo of Stout80mizer
4.24/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Greg_From_CO
4.15/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of jwmoore
4.63/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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Organic Chocolate Stout from Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)
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