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

Samuel Smith's Organic Chocolate StoutSamuel Smith's Organic Chocolate Stout
BA SCORE
90.1%
Liked This Beer
4.23 w/ 3,198 ratings
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
Ranking:
#855
Reviews:
610
Ratings:
3,198
Liked:
2,882
Avg:
4.23/5
pDev:
12.06%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
248
Gots:
1,025
Trade:
2
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 3,198 |  Reviews: 610
Photo of ABabbidge
4.2/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Dark black with a tan head. Smells like a sweet latte. Tastes like a mix of chocolate and coffee, but heavier on chocolate. Almost doesn't even taste like beer it is so sweet but it is still delicious if you want a beer for dessert instead of a milkshake.

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Photo of Platonis
3.7/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of Shane-L-Waddell
3.31/5  rDev -21.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

Photo of nc_america
4.55/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Lucular
3.92/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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

Very dark brown. Thick tan head.
Sweet milk chocolate smell. Dried fruit present.
Tastes like the bouquet. Mild roasted malt bitterness to finish.
Moderate body. Very smooth.

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Photo of PhillyB
4.2/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Look: Not quite black but almost, just some hints of brown around the edges. Very little head for me, and zero lacing.

Smell: I can smell this stuff across the room. Chocolate. Like a container of quality melted milk chocolate.

Taste: Chocolate, cream, slight metallic/bitter on the end. Malt comes through a little more as the beer warms up.

Feel: My only complaint really with this beer is the mouth feel. When cold it feels like the beer doesn't want to leave my mouth and almost made me gag. That goes away as it approaches room temperature. Something to consider.

Overall: This is a beer that anybody can approach. Regular beer drinkers might appreciate the break from routine, and non beer drinkers would like it because it tastes like dessert.

Oh, and it only costs about $3.50 where I live for a 550ml bottle!

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Photo of ikidunot
4.28/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of gonger
1.81/5  rDev -57.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 1.25

Yuk. I guess I don't like chocolate stouts. Not sure what I expected but this isn't it.
Looks great. Pours black coffee black. Caramel colored fluffy head that lasts a while. Leaves nice lacing down sides of glass.
Smells like chocolate syrup, not much else.
Sweet chocolate taste overpowers everything else. Feel is OK but a bit thin even for a sweet stout.
Overall, I can't stand this stuff. Hard to even call it a beer. Can't imagine a food pairing for it.
Heavy Stouts and Porters are my favorite styles but this is way too sweet for me to enjoy. The chocolate is overpowering. Like drinking a Hershey bar
I hate to slam Samuel Smith's because they make some great beers but I don't like this one. Luckily, I have a couple Sam Smith IPA's to get this cloyingly sweet chocolate taste out of my mouth. It might be a very good example of this style, it's just not a style I care for.

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Photo of Cuervo_PCB
4.49/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of liltingharmony
4.41/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of RobinLee
4.18/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jeschaefer
4/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BeerMe8
4.51/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of Fubudu187
4.33/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of mswatpup293
4.78/5  rDev +13%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of Frank69
4.09/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of HabaJohn
4.53/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of zachthelaxer93
3.19/5  rDev -24.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Cycle69
4.2/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of CjMcGarner
4.11/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of AlecJDHD
4.38/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Sk8sean86
4.25/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Samuel Smith's Organic Chocolate Stout from Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)
Beer rating: 90.1% out of 100 with 3,198 ratings
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