Organic Chocolate Stout | Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)

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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:
#1,636
Reviews:
653
Ratings:
3,355
pDev:
11.82%
 
 
Wants:
257
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1,092
Trade:
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Photo of sampuhr
3.21/5  rDev -24.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

Photo of chitoryu12
4.36/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Look: Deep, chocolately black that leaves very little tan head.

Taste: Chocolate, cherries, and a tiny bit of malt. Tastes a lot like a dark chocolate cake with fruit.

Taste: A deep, rich chocolate flavor with a bitter roasted malt note. This might be the first chocolate stout I've tasted that's actually similar to chocolate!

Mouthfeel: Average thickness and decent carbonation. A bit lighter than expected.

Overall: Normally chocolate stouts and porters fail to live up to their name. Not this one!

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Photo of JayDubTrub
4.39/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

How can you have a chocolate stout that tastes as good as a chocolate stout can be, and still feel they're drinkable (maybe not sessionable, but...)? 'nother thanks.

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Photo of BenBreeg
4.15/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Mikeking99
4.48/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Fusion7777
4.23/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of williahd
4.13/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of EMH73
4.3/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours black with a thin tan head that leaves little lacing. Smells of chocolate and malts. Tastes of semi-sweet, chocolate, sweet roasted malts, vanilla, cream and a hint of coffee. Full bodied, lightly carbonated, creamy mouth feel with a slightly bitter after taste.

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Photo of 88caprice
4.02/5  rDev -5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle into a glass.
Super dark. Creamy head. Nice smell of cocoa and roasty malts. Tastes of creamy, milky chocolate and slightly burnt sugar. Like chocolate covered marshmallows. The chocolate flavor has a hint of fakeness to it, which is a mild turnoff. It is way sweeter than expected. Finishes with a little bit of acrid charred malt. Creamy mouthfeel.

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Photo of RootDown
4.19/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jripley97
4.24/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Paradox1000
4.23/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of travelguy
4.49/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Chris5554
2.99/5  rDev -29.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

I don't know what I was expecting, but it tastes like overpoweringly like chocolate. Too much chocolate, I couldn't even finish it. Dimestore milk chocolate. Looks nice though. Might taste good for cooking or with ice cream or something.

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Photo of bmaslakov
4.41/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

I am not a huge fan of chocolate stouts, but I decided to have a go at my beloved Samuel Smith's and I wasn't disappointed. Opening the bottle unleashes a vivid aroma of roasted cocoa beans, and inhaling deep enough one can discern vanilla and cream. Pitch black when poured. The chocolate is pronounced and then followed by some licorice and treacle. Finishes with tenderly discreet bitterness. A very drinkable one and can definitely be recommended.

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Photo of Livyatan1996
4.26/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Sylvesterjones
4.89/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Muss42
4.25/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

One of my favorites! Smooth, chocolate, wonderful! Have to look for it in specialty beer shops and I'm always excited when I find it in stock!

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Photo of sashmont
4.42/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of MonkeyLord
4.57/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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

L- dark brown color
S- smell of bold coffee and cocoa
T- taste of coffee, chocolate, and light hops
F- smooth and creamy
O- deep flavors and delightful finish

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Photo of bundleofthyme
4.91/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of elohim
4.58/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I usually shy away from beers with this ABV level because I tend to enjoy bigger beers, especially when it comes to stouts. With that being said I still occasionally pick this up because it is the best chocolate beer around as far as I am concerned. Flavor is all chocolate. Do you self a favor and add a bottle or two into a pot of chili.

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Organic Chocolate Stout from Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)
Beer rating: 4.23 out of 5 with 3,355 ratings