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
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

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Ratings:
3,162
Reviews:
596
Avg:
4.18
pDev:
12.2%
 
 
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Photo of PierceTheElder
4.25/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of drexeldan
4.39/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Let me begin by saying that I don't normally seek out stouts. When I get a few in a variety pack I usually make a half and half with a pilsner or other pale lager. I bought this as part of a gift pack at Total Wine in DE. The gift pack) was definitely worth it, given the size of the brews and the brewery pint glass - not to mention two coasters. I bought it, really, because Sam Smith Pale Ale was the first brew that I ever had that awakened me in the 1980s to the possibility that there was something else out there (like a whole different beer planet.)
In any event, I've on ly had one chocolate brew before, Sam Adams Chocolate Bock. That was good, this is much better as an occasion drink. The taste and feel of the chocolate hits you immediately. To my palate, it enlivens the blandness of many stouts. The hoppiness I like is absent, but I find this to be a nice brew.

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Photo of Tapioju
3.67/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Phoodcritic
4.1/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of kalosjakar
4.39/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pitch black with a tan head.

Chocolate chocolate chocolate on the nose!

A sweet, slightly velvety mouthfeel. Chocolate up front once again in the taste.

Delicious, but a one trick pony. Chocolate. Not a bad thing, just no complexity is all.

Still one of the very best milk stouts ive ever had.

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Photo of geodonnokepyo
4.23/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of TimG_0913
4.21/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

One of my go to chocolate stouts. Its a dessert in your mouth. Very good flavor profile and consistency. Nose of a chocolate bomb.

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Photo of Zylod
4.25/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Bennybgood7
4.79/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

Pours dark with a 2 finger tan head that dissipates leaving a light lacing in the glass. The smell is dark cocoa. The taste is sweet milk chocolate with slight notes of roasted coffee. The mouthfeel is creamy, but not too heavy. A delightful chocolate stout...my favorite so far...

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Photo of Nomis
4.2/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of RancidAggro
4.54/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of gettingnewer
4.44/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of cleve1212
4.25/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Josh1981
4.05/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Cih26d
4.59/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

had it in a bottle. one of the best stouts out there. pours great. minimal after taste and very smooth. sweet with some caramel/chocolate undertones.

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Photo of Chiefsalad
4.76/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 5

Photo of DS31
3.49/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of curasowa
4/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Dark brown/black color with one finger of tan head that fades slowly to a thick cap with little lacing.

Aroma: Like a chocolate malted milkshake. Sweet, creamy, chocolate, faint roasted coffee notes.

Taste: Sweet and creamy with roasted malt, lots of chocolate that thins out and finishes pretty fast and clean.

The Rest: Lots of chocolate, yet not too sweet or heavy. Very drinkable and delicious.

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Photo of tekstr1der
4.4/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Strange, I drink this regularly, but never did review...Pours dark brown with thin chocolate head. Aroma is undoubtedly chocolate. Flavor is certainly rich chocolate first, but also has some nice malt roast to remind that this is beer. Very smooth, with a fairly clean finish, this is very drinkable any time.

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Photo of user785335
4.41/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Steev-o
3.8/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours black with nice tan head that goes away in 2-3 minutes leaving nice lacing on the glass.

Aroma is completely chocolate and very strong. As the beer warmed, a slight malt smell came through.

Taste is very chocolaty. Some malty aftertaste. Sweet overall. Mouthfeel is thin.

I would drink again. Probably one a night would be my limit.

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Photo of Doug_W48
5/5  rDev +19.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

A delicious treat

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Photo of wisegreensoul
4.1/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Wvlibrarydude
5/5  rDev +19.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of rodbeermunch
4.08/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Lighter brown pour, tan head, thin on top. Aroma was almost entirely chocolate, sweet.

Taste is rich, chocolate, thin body allows even more chocolate impact, that is really this beer's schtick all the way through, chocolate bomb on a small stout body, and you know it works pretty well, the chocolate mouthfeel is delicious. The malt doesn't seem heavy or bitter. Sessionable. Easily my favorite SS.

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Samuel Smith's Organic Chocolate Stout from Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)
4.18 out of 5 based on 3,162 ratings.
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