Organic Chocolate Stout
Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)

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From:
Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)
 
England, United Kingdom
Style:
English Stout
Ranked #3
ABV:
5%
Score:
94
Ranked #2,284
Avg:
4.23 | pDev: 11.82%
Reviews:
760
Ratings:
2,879
Status:
Active
Rated:
Sep 19, 2022
Added:
Oct 16, 2012
Wants:
  291
Gots:
  1,178
SCORE
94
Outstanding
Organic Chocolate StoutOrganic Chocolate Stout
Notes: 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.
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Rated: 3.79 by AmatuerSurgeon from Missouri

Sep 19, 2022
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Reviewed by ult_right from Texas

3.9/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Remember when you were a kid and poured chocolate syrup all over your pancakes at a restaurant? This is the beer equivalent: a nice mellow porter with a rich chocolatey taste, a little bit acidic toward the high end, but thankfully not too sweet and with a bassy bottom note almost like Italian roast coffee. In an age of brands committing suicide by cutting quality, Samuel Smith's has kept on providing one of the best beers out there, even if a bit pricy.
Sep 07, 2022
 
Rated: 3.98 by Tmappin from Canada (NS)

Aug 23, 2022
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Reviewed by hbeimers from Illinois

4.74/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
Incredible chocolate flavor. This is how a chocolate milkshake would taste if it were a beer. Great body and not overly cloying. Definitely worth a try.
Aug 22, 2022
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Rated by MarcusLoman

4.37/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
I wish it came in a can
Aug 17, 2022
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Reviewed by dbzakj from Maryland

4.63/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75
Phenominal beer. The texture is unbeatable in how bold and full bodied it is. Flavor actually retains some chocolate so it's not just in the name, smells like it too.
Aug 03, 2022
 
Rated: 4.75 by Greg_Eans from Kentucky

Jul 26, 2022
 
Rated: 3.99 by hybridnoisebloom from Wisconsin

Jul 15, 2022
 
Rated: 4.58 by PaulMayer from Virginia

Jul 10, 2022
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Reviewed by JokersAce

4.3/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
Black to dark brown body. Quick flash of a brief, short beige head. Highly carbonated and tasty. A nice sipper, a bit of chocolate and smooth malts. The barley is more discernible than the chocolate, to make it clear where the focus is here. But it's well done. Usually when a beer gets to its last few sips it becomes less bearable, but all throughout this beer is of very solid quality and retains good flavor.
Jun 28, 2022
 
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Reviewed by maddogruss from New Jersey

3.82/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Had this from a bottle.
A: pours a dark brown body with no real head; small lacing
S: smells like sweet tootsie roll pop; pretty good overall
T: sweet, chocolate milk tasting beer; milk chocolate tasting with a subtle, dry chocolate finish
M: medium body and pretty smooth; slightly filling
D: nice feel and taste combo; nice drinking sweet stout
May 09, 2022
 
Rated: 4.03 by Vjhillsr from Maryland

May 02, 2022
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Reviewed by WunderLlama from Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Bottle poured into a nonic

Brewers Notes: 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.

Dark cola brown liquid topped by a two finger creamy taupe crown

Aroma is sweet milk chocolate

Taste is sweet milk chocolate with faint roast malts

Sweet, low sudsing , smooth

Good beer
Apr 16, 2022
 
Rated: 4.05 by Private_Biscuit from Alabama

Apr 10, 2022
 
Rated: 4.5 by Beecham from California

Apr 02, 2022
 
Rated: 4.09 by petrusek23 from Ohio

Mar 31, 2022
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Reviewed by CBlack85 from South Carolina

4.04/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
Poured from a 550 mL bottle into a Sierra Nevada Imperial Pint Glass

The beer pours completely pitch black with about two fingers of khaki/tan head that slowly recedes leaving behind a cap that lasts throughout the session, and a moderate amount of lacing

The aroma is overpoweringly chocolate! Once you get past the initial punch of chocolate there are notes of vanilla and roasted malt

The taste follows the nose quite closely. The milk chocolate is complimented with some notes of roasted malt. As the beer warms I start to get some coffee and vanilla. Medium/full bodied and velvety smooth. Lightly carbonated with a slightly dry finish.

Overall, this is a really nice beer, even if they are a little heavy handed with the sweet chocolate
Mar 28, 2022
 
Rated: 4.03 by Gagnonsux from Texas

Mar 19, 2022
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Reviewed by Christianriveraaa

5/5  rDev +18.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
Look: Poured from a pint bottle refrigerated temperature - Extremely dark brown pour with strong notes. Can tell it's brown by holding it up to the light and seeing the hints of brown that seeps within this one. About a inch of foam risen to the surface.
Smell: Getting a strong metallic smell as if I opened a Guinness. Maybe it's the way the Irish brew their beers? Noticed this on quite a few Irish stouts before. Especially Guinness. Got hints of metallic, chocolate, malts, and cocoa at the end.
Taste: Wow!!!! Got huge notes of chocolate, malts, and cocoa at the end. Initial contact was chocolate and the end flavor was the cocoa. Very good!!!!
Feel: Medium bodied beer - Silky smooth chocolaty rich and very delicious.
Overall: I'm going to say this is the BEST chocolate stout I've ever tasted and if you see this in the store - well it's your lucky day if you decide to buy it. I'm going to buy it in bulk tomorrow.
Mar 14, 2022
 
Rated: 4.17 by dt_gbpackersfan from Missouri

Mar 02, 2022
 
Rated: 4 by coopdog1000 from Florida

Feb 25, 2022
 
Rated: 4.06 by AltonWayne58 from Texas

Feb 20, 2022
 
Rated: 4.22 by Blogjackets from Ohio

Feb 11, 2022
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Reviewed by jbolger from Connecticut

4.3/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
2/7/22 strong chocolate aroma. Tan, creamy long standing head. Low ABV at 5%. Smooth, malty, dark chocolate taste. Not too sweet. Just a bit more thin bodied than I expected. Would do again.
Feb 08, 2022
 
Rated: 4.33 by PapaGoom

Feb 08, 2022
 
Rated: 4.1 by Bigmoist from West Virginia

Feb 07, 2022
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Rated by zeledonia from Washington

3.87/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75
A little too chocolate-sweet for me, but otherwise good.
Feb 06, 2022
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Reviewed by StretchZep from Ohio

4.65/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75
Samuel Smith never disappoints and this is one of my all time favorites. I don't ever know where to begin other than make sure you grab one of these and experience "The Best" Chocolate stout there is.
Feb 05, 2022
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Reviewed by spectru from Florida

3.88/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
1/29/22 The color is strong black coffee, thin tan head is persistent; First sip leaves a thick lace that slides down the glass, leaving it's lacy trail. as the glass empties, the lace becomes dramatic; ; it's a mild stout, but not too mild, much better than my recollection of Guinness; As I was tasting the mouthfeel reminded me that this is an English stout. my taste buds must adjust if I am to enjoy the four-pack. and lo the flavor doth improve as the level falls in the glass.
Jan 29, 2022
 
Rated: 2.75 by KrissyKat6 from New York

Jan 22, 2022
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Reviewed by KT3418 from Colorado

4/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
I wasn't mindblown but I did get the extra chocolate taste, it just blends into the base beer and comes of more subtly at first. I can see how this beer has been influential.
Jan 05, 2022
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Reviewed by Irish_Lush

5/5  rDev +18.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
Delicious stout with a pleasant but not overbearing chocolate flavor. Surprisingly refreshing for a stout, not too heavy or light. Delicious from the first sip.
Jan 02, 2022
 
Rated: 4.32 by JonnyCastle from Massachusetts

Dec 28, 2021
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Reviewed by LunchMoney from Minnesota

4.49/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
The chocolate smell is so wonderful! The flavor is chocolate goodness as well, but not quite as much as the smell. The flavor is slightly less chocolate, and has the malty goodness of a stout. A great beer.
Dec 15, 2021
 
Rated: 4.38 by SebastianOwl from Massachusetts

Dec 08, 2021
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Reviewed by Byron28 from Texas

4.75/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
This is a chocolate stout to remember. Samuel Smith delivers a delicious stout that has remarkable chocolate flavor. It also contains hints of coffee and has a very good aftertaste. It’s smell is sweeter than it’s taste, but barely. This is a quality beer at its finest and it is one to tell your friends about.
Dec 04, 2021
 
Rated: 4 by jschott75 from Illinois

Nov 27, 2021
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Reviewed by majinsnake from West Virginia

4.76/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
Drinking this right now and holy-hell is this stuff good. Finally a chocolate stout to hit the dot. Nothing is too overbearing, but it is very tastey.
Nov 26, 2021
 
Rated: 4.38 by danof76

Nov 24, 2021
Organic Chocolate Stout from Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)
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