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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
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4.23/5
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3,238 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:
#883
Reviews:
618
Ratings:
3,238
pDev:
12.06%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
252
Gots:
1,040
Trade:
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Ratings: 3,238 |  Reviews: 618
Photo of beerguy04
4.62/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a pitch black color with a tan head. Smell is almost pure chocolate. Taste is a melted chocolate bar. No bitterness, just chocolate. Medium bodied for a stout. Overall, a great beer.

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Photo of sparx1100
3.78/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of MinerBob
4.73/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Omg! GREAT BEER! Pours a dark coffee color with a nice tan head. The smell is chocolate, mint and cola. The flavor is a slightly milk chocolate. A little watery but smooth. Overall a top 10 beer.

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Photo of jnorris404
4.02/5  rDev -5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BigMFDaddy
4.02/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of sbuck
4.03/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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

Photo of ehmdubya
3.75/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of OzmanBey
5/5  rDev +18.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of BrentMcQuirk
3.87/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Tcsox
4.61/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of TheBigBoy
3.59/5  rDev -15.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MisterBanks6
4.22/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a deep dark brown with the strong clear smell of chocolate, reminds me of 75% dark chocolate I have had before. The taste was of pure chocolate that wasn't too dark or too light with mild hints of roast coffee. Very smooth in texture but could not drink a lot at once. Though no complaints at all.

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Photo of Shep669
4.2/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Chase781617
4.31/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Excellent beer, has a strong chocolatey taste of course, almost like a tootsie roll. Easy to drink. It has to be cold, once it gets warm you begin to totally lose the delicious smell and taste & it becomes a little more difficult to enjoy. Overall, one of my favorite flavored stouts.

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Photo of I_am_durk
3.9/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Very sweet and malty smelling. Reminds me of vanilla extract and hot chocolate. Taste is similar, with the chocolate persisting long after you've taken a sip. Unfortunately, I found the sweetness of it to accumulate pretty quickly, maybe compounded by the beer warming up. Not bad overall, but definitely could drink more than one.

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Photo of DavidR_9
4.63/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I think the bottling code was SK16P1 before it rubbed off. Maybe bottled november of last year?

Anyways...

Super tasty chocolate stout! I don't think I'd be able to point out that it's an english stout during blind tasting, likely using a historical english ale yeast strain. Regardless - this is a flawless brew.
Amazing retention of the fine bubbly tan half finger of head. Delivers a deep sweet chocolate and brown sugar aroma followed by a deeper chocolate eruption of flavor paired with evenly, not overly roasty, malts and a clean chocolatey and super light bitter finish. Mouthfeel is creamy and medium viscosity. Overall, going in with the intention of drinking a fairly sweet and sticky chocolate stout, this really delivered. Especially considering it's just over $3 for 550ml!

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Photo of puck1225
4.38/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a bottle into a tulip glass. Rich dark brown color, thick beige head, beautiful lacing. Lovely chocolate smell, really nice. Tastes thick and rich. Great chocolate flavor and toasted malt. Nice beer!

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Photo of BucBasil
4.12/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

A: Poured from the 330mL bottle into a pint glass. The beer is a very dark brown clear color with a foamy tan head that dissipates after a couple of minutes.

S: The chocolate smell of this is incredible. I just want to hold it next to my face and take a few deep breaths and take it in. I know this will be a good dessert beer.

T: Very sweet and indeed chocolatey, but with some brown sugar sweetness and a solid malt backbone in there as well. Just a little bit of bitterness to leave you wanting another sip.

F: Maybe the weakest part of this brew. With a taste this strong I expected it to have a bit more thickness, but it was a bit thin.

Overall: A good dessert beer that I will come back to again and again.

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Photo of Demi
4.33/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MHJeff06
2.25/5  rDev -46.8%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Photo of Stoutmaster9
4.07/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a pint glass. Enjoyed, after a while, with a wee bit of blueberries, raspberries, vanilla ice cream and dark chocolate.

Initially two finger of big, white bubbles, quite thin head after five minutes (time needed to let it awaken)
A deep ruby-brown peaks out towards the bottom, otherwise onyx. Lacing at first was sad, excellent after a few.

Smells of sweet, dry chocolate.

Taste follows the nose. Simple, high quality. Crisp & dry. Dominant, lingering aftertaste of vanilla. Not lacking in earthy carbonation.

Patiently letting it warn up, the flavors unfold. Good on a quiet, foggy night, after French Roast coffee!

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Photo of itsZachShaw
3.9/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

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

Photo of Turbo
4.35/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Samuel Smith's Organic Chocolate Stout from Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)
Beer rating: 4.23 out of 5 with 3,238 ratings
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