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

BEER STATS
Ratings:
3,188
Reviews:
605
Avg:
4.18
pDev:
12.2%
 
 
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245
Gots:
1,015
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Ratings: 3,188 |  Reviews: 605
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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Photo of sonorb7
3.83/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

A 550 mL bottle poured into a Samuel Smith pint glass.
A very pretty beer. Dark brown with some red. An impressive tan head that persists. A bit sticky.
Aroma of cocoa and roasted malt.
Cocoa and milk chocolate taste. A hint of licorice in the background.
Very smooth and creamy.
Will drink this anytime.

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Photo of Brian29
4.2/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of OtisCampbell007
4.18/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of stickydankhop
4.38/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Whitty1428
4.46/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of Vikesfan93
4.25/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of hogrider
4.2/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of mightyzesta
4.87/5  rDev +16.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of DOCRW
3.66/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of rwmj5
4.43/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Sabtos
4.2/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Sam Smith's is something truly special. Despite such a low ABV, they really manage to make a truly decadent and filling rich feeling and tasting beer, every time. So drinkable, this one here is exceptionally chocolatey on all levels. I just love the aroma on their beers too, like a fresh, crisp stream of water.

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

This beer is delicious! The chocolate aroma is incredible and the chocolate taste is very strong and complex. It is definitely a very well made beer! Highly recommended!

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Photo of Miccal
4.56/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of KGilmour
4.5/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of bgm1911
4.66/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a thick head. Smells of sweet chocolate, and the taste is right there. This is delicious. Drank one last night, heading to the store today to get a sixxer.

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Photo of Wiffler27
4.54/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

pours a jet black with a thick cream-colored head.

smells like a hershey chocolate bar. pure sweet chocolate, amazing!

tastes like sweet chocolate. this is like a liquid chocolate bar. so sweet and chocolate-y. goes down smooth, finishes sweet and dry.

definitely my favorite milk/sweet stout. more chocolate than anything. a typical milk/stout stout leads with sweet milk and causes an off taste. this is so clean and pure it is unreal. just an amazing stout.

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Photo of Stevem68
4.09/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a dark Amber color. Almost looks like a porter. Aroma is huge roasted chocolate. Flavor is very nice. Great chocolate flavor is a malty backbone. Has a velvety mouth feel and a slightly bitter chocolate aftertaste. Overall a really nice beer with great flavor.

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Photo of Berg-the-Boiler
3.94/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BuzzFee
4.18/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of TheRamie
4.5/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of kwolf23
4.51/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of StJimmy92
3.56/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Look - Dark brown, nearly black but not quite. Poured with a nice tan head that faded slowly
Smell - Exactly like a chocolate scented e-cig, which was very unappetizing
Taste - very sweet (but not overwhelmingly so) chocolate, with a lingering (but not unpleasant) aftertaste of alcohol
Feel - medium body, slightly creamy
Overall - A great beer once I got past the smell

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Samuel Smith's Organic Chocolate Stout from Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)
4.18 out of 5 based on 3,188 ratings.
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