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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1,015
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Photo of akopczyk
4.79/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Jeremy7
4.19/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of q33jeff
3.21/5  rDev -23.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 3

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03/27/13:
Strong Chocolate , and nothing else.Dark Black Pour with a creamy head. Looks a little watery for a stout while pouring; but the head is there.Very Chocolatey, too much so. A little too sweet. Not quite right for a stout. Too thin. Love the aroma on this, but ultimately the beer falls short. Had some last weekend in short succession with Youngs DC Stout, Brooklyn BC Stout, River Horse Oatmeal Stout and Sam Smith Taddy porter. This was the least of the 5.

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Photo of Poloplaya
4.52/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of PaulSlazinger
3.99/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Just a little too sweet for my taste.

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Photo of thatche2
3.98/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of drewskihausen
4.48/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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

Photo of terence
2.99/5  rDev -28.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of dodge408
4.51/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Achilles811
3.8/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Photo of Phoneguy
1.97/5  rDev -52.9%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Poured beautifully into a Spiegelau stout glass but that is where the wonderfulness ended. Smells like cocoa powder, and tastes like a chocolate soda. Too sweet and chocolaty, even for a sweet stout. I would never have mistaken this beer for a stout as there is no discernible roasted barley character or bitterness. I'm not sure it was even hopped. Mouth feel is very thin and fizzy, not what I expect or like in a stout. This is the first Samuel Smith beer I have tried which I did not absolutely love. I even put it down for a while thinking it might taste better if it was warm, but it didn't help. I poured at least half of it down the drain. If you have a sweet tooth, which I don't, you might like this beer. Very disappointing but I still love Samuel Smith Old Brewery!

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Photo of Bretribution
4.37/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of SlainteAlbanyNY
4.3/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Pranksterbeer
4.15/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of The_Snow_Bird
4.83/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Dark stout with a little bit of light going through it. Had a large head that went away quickly. Has an overwhelming smell of very sweet chocolate. Has a creamy chocolate coconut taste.

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Photo of Kirock
4.42/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Jame515
4.21/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Mambajahamba
4.85/5  rDev +16%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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

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

Photo of KidSublime
4.79/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Poured dark with a two finger head. Great feel in the mouth, you definitely know it's a stout. Wonderful aroma, chocolate didn't seem to come through though. The chocolate flavor is definitely there, though. This is a definite repeat

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Photo of AGuyWhoBrokeBad
4.37/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of stardate820926
4.48/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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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