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

BA SCORE
93
outstanding
3,160 Ratings
THE BROS
-
no score
Send samples
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

BEER STATS
Ratings:
3,160
Reviews:
596
Avg:
4.18
pDev:
12.2%
 
 
Wants:
243
Gots:
1,002
For Trade:
2
View: Beers | Events
User Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
Ratings: 3,160 |  Reviews: 596
Photo of Meyers1023
4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

Photo of GameOfBeers
4.64/5  rDev +11%

Photo of pmangold
4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

Photo of vman3
4.92/5  rDev +17.7%

Photo of mikecampbell411
3.25/5  rDev -22.2%

Photo of mlefebvre7
4.04/5  rDev -3.3%

Photo of MikeTurner
5/5  rDev +19.6%

Photo of justinthegypo
4/5  rDev -4.3%

Photo of caustin90
4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

Photo of Climbhigher2
5/5  rDev +19.6%

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

Photo of jrempel
4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

Photo of Dybasi
3/5  rDev -28.2%

Photo of LodiRigglesbee
4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

Photo of Ngntjp
4.76/5  rDev +13.9%

Photo of BMos
3.56/5  rDev -14.8%

Photo of fank2788
4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

550mL bottle served in a pint glass
A good looking stout but the looks are really just the beginning with this one. The aroma is an incredible mix of vanilla and chocolate with really not much of anything else I'd expect in a beer. The chocolate and cocoa totally dominate the flavor as well this almost seems more like hot cocoa (especially as it warms) than beer. Along with the chocolate is a sweet smooth creaminess that is just so satisfying, maybe there is some malt in there but if anything it's only providing backing to the rest of what's in this one. I'm quite happy to have given this a try, it's the best milk stout I've ever had and it is probably what a milk stout should taste like.

 703 characters

Photo of BC65
4.3/5  rDev +2.9%

Photo of Wendy-oreilly
5/5  rDev +19.6%

Photo of darkproteus66
4.8/5  rDev +14.8%

Photo of curlybird
4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

Photo of NCStateAE
4.56/5  rDev +9.1%

Photo of Gator4life4
4.8/5  rDev +14.8%

Photo of sjrodriguez
4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

Photo of Dmaradei
4.64/5  rDev +11%

Samuel Smith's Organic Chocolate Stout from Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)
4.18 out of 5 based on 3,160 ratings.
  • About Us

    Founded in Boston in 1996, BeerAdvocate (BA) is your go-to resource for beer powered by an independent community of enthusiasts and professionals dedicated to supporting and promoting better beer.

    Learn More
  • Our Community

    Comprised of consumers and industry professionals, many of whom started as members of this site, our community is one of the oldest, largest, and most respected beer communities online.

    Learn More
  • Our Events

    Since 2003 we've hosted over 60 world-class beer festivals to bring awareness to independent brewers and educate attendees.

    Learn More
  • Our Magazine

    Support uncompromising beer advocacy and award-winning, independent journalism with a print subscription to BeerAdvocate magazine.

    Learn More