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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#1,039
Reviews:
650
Ratings:
3,338
pDev:
11.85%
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Ratings: 3,338 |  Reviews: 650
Photo of RayCannata
3.85/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Sirnickatnite
3.34/5  rDev -20.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Taste like a tootsie roll

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Photo of chrisb53188
4.62/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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

Outstanding flavor!

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

Photo of Bierliebhaber3
4.41/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

This stout pours a dark black color with a medium frothy tan head. The smell is sweet with milk chocolate dominating and some roasty malt scents supporting. The flavor is similarly dominated by a rich milk chocolate flavor. The body is heavy and the mouthfeel creamy. This is clearly a premiere dessert stout made by master stout craftsmen. If sweet milk stouts are your thing then this is heaven. I personally prefer the oatmeal stout by a bit, but I can certainly appreciate this.

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Photo of Dalkri
4/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Tony210
4.24/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours fairly dark with a foamy light mocha head. Big chocolate aroma. Very chocolaty, quite sweet as well. Good carbonation, not yeasty like other English beers. Love that it is only 5%, very flavorful for such a low abv. Overall a very good beer, would drink again

7/22/18
18 oz bottle, no date
4.25 rating

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Photo of sampuhr
3.21/5  rDev -23.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

Photo of chitoryu12
4.36/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Look: Deep, chocolately black that leaves very little tan head.

Taste: Chocolate, cherries, and a tiny bit of malt. Tastes a lot like a dark chocolate cake with fruit.

Taste: A deep, rich chocolate flavor with a bitter roasted malt note. This might be the first chocolate stout I've tasted that's actually similar to chocolate!

Mouthfeel: Average thickness and decent carbonation. A bit lighter than expected.

Overall: Normally chocolate stouts and porters fail to live up to their name. Not this one!

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Photo of JayDubTrub
4.39/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

How can you have a chocolate stout that tastes as good as a chocolate stout can be, and still feel they're drinkable (maybe not sessionable, but...)? 'nother thanks.

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Photo of BenBreeg
4.15/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Mikeking99
4.48/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Fusion7777
4.23/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of williahd
4.13/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of EMH73
4.3/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours black with a thin tan head that leaves little lacing. Smells of chocolate and malts. Tastes of semi-sweet, chocolate, sweet roasted malts, vanilla, cream and a hint of coffee. Full bodied, lightly carbonated, creamy mouth feel with a slightly bitter after taste.

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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

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Organic Chocolate Stout from Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)
Beer rating: 4.22 out of 5 with 3,338 ratings