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

Brewed by:
Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)
England, United Kingdom

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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4.84/5  rDev +15.8%

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3.25/5  rDev -22.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -10.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

Enjoyed this at Sidebar in Louisville. Just the right amount of sweetness with a nice finish. A great dessert beer.

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5/5  rDev +19.6%

I only have one word Yum this beer was all a milk stout should be.smoth silky and delicious bought at Costco

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4/5  rDev -4.3%

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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a pub glass.

A: Darkness. Not pitch black, holding it up to the light gives is a cola like hue. 2 fingers of a tan head that stayed around long enough to make an impression.

S: Nice. Tons of chocolate. Reminds me of chocolate syrup.

T: Follows the nose well. Chocolate dominates the taste buds. Similar to a whopper malted milk ball. A little roasted malt flavor peeks through the chocolate blanket. Delicious. not overly sweet. In the very back is that faint metallic taste that most other Samuel Smith's brews have. No alcohol whatsoever.

M: A little thin. carbonation is nice.

O: This beer is really, really good. I will definitely drink this again.

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4.3/5  rDev +2.9%

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4.8/5  rDev +14.8%

This is a great beer. One of my favorites.

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2.75/5  rDev -34.2%

I love chocolate stouts and have heard and read nothing but good things about this beer. I hate to say I was rather disappointed. For a beer labeling itself organic all I could think of was fake!

The chocolate is too overpowering. Too sweet and artificial tasting. It gives the impression that they poured chocolate syrup into the vat. There isn't much from the malt to add any complexity or roasted notes on its own, everything is from the chocolate they added.

I had this experience with Young's. Compared to that, Sam's is a bit better. It's probably a good started chocolate stout for someone not into beer.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Bottle marked SG28N1 at 45 degrees into imperial pint glass
Aroma of chocolate
Head large (6 cm), light brown, frothy, diminishing to 2 mm ring and broken layer with arcs of thick lacing.
Lacing good – thick arcs of tiny bubbles
Body dark brown, opaque
Flavor predominantly slightly bitter chocolate; no hops, no alcohol, no diacetyl
Palate medium, creamy, soft carbonation

Appearance 4.5, Aroma 4, Flavor 4.25 Palate 4, Overall 4.25

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4/5  rDev -4.3%

The chocolate in this beer is too overt for my taste as a straight beer, but this is one of the best beers for beerfloats. Just add vanilla ice cream to either this or Young's Double Chocolate Stout. Dry stouts like Guinness also work, but the chocolate stouts with added cocoa, like this one work best.

Overall, this is one of the best examples of a chocolate stout with cocoa and is well made, even if the resulting beer is sweeter and more chocolaty than I would prefer.

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Samuel Smith's Organic Chocolate Stout from Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)
4.18 out of 5 based on 3,172 ratings.
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