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:
3,162
Reviews:
596
Avg:
4.18
pDev:
12.2%
 
 
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Photo of ssjkyle
4.91/5  rDev +17.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Amedlin18
4.25/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Great beer just don't pair it with the food that you would normally pair with a dry stout. Too sweet for dinner but great before or after

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

Photo of L0ne
4.15/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

From backlog. 550ml bottle, January 2015.

Rich, dark brown, with a foamy beige head. Loads of chocolate and vanilla, seems to run the gambit of dark to bittersweet to milk as it crosses the palette and the sweetness asserts itself. Toffee, caramel, and coffee play in the background. Body is fairly light, but exceptionally smooth.

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

Love the chocolate scent. Taste is chocolate forward. It is pretty sweet. This is pretty damn good. Alcohol is not noticeable at all

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

Nice roasted dark chocolate taste. my top 10 stout list for sure.

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Photo of Rempeba
3.83/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Wontonst
3.98/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Dr_Bahmbay13
4.13/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Maish
4.65/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of SpaethJam
4.22/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Bugcatcher
3.28/5  rDev -21.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

At first I liked this beer but the more j drank the harder it was to finish. Way too sweet I don't think I will be buying another

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Photo of MahjongNucleus
4.56/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Scored this one for a few bucks at the local bottle shop.Never had Sam's Chocolate Stout before, but I have had his Oatmeal Stout and it was pretty good.

Look: Dark cola, pouring with about two fingers of rocky head.

Smell: Lots and lots of chocolate Really sweet, almost syrupy.

Taste: Almost like a coffee with some chocolate. Feint alcohol finish.

Feel: Super smooth.

Overall, this is a fantastic beer and easily a top 5 for me.

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

Nothing needs to be said, just try it.

Quite possibly the best beer of all time next to Founder's Big Lushious

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Photo of Abek
4.7/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Flavor was deep and rich but not overwhelming. Mouth feel was smooth. Tasted chocolate, hints of vanilla and nuttiness.

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

Photo of ChrisCage
4.82/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A- Pours a cola colored dark brown with just slight clarity and the head is an amazing caramel color with rich dense bubbles and the retention is superb! The original two finger thick head finally settles into a film over the brew itself and the lacing is quite well done with strings and small patches of soapy foam clinging to the side of my glass! The carbonation is too hard to see but I'm sure it will be nice....overall a very nice looking sweet Stout!

S- This is simply an awesome smelling ale! Sweet cocoa/dark chocolate nibs are so dominant that I sense that I'm going into a great organic bar of chocolate! There is an underlying tone of sweet malt, lactose, full fat cream, biscuit, milkshake aromas and little else....this smells like pure dessert in a glass!....WOW!

T- This is simply bliss on the palate!!! Mr Smith was having a good day when he came up with this formula for sure! Creamy malted milk Chocolate is very upfront, with underlying flavors of smooth intense vanilla, and slightly lesser iced coffee with heavy cream. Caramel like cola hints are present and possibly some earthy root beer notes as well. Toffee nut flavor is on the finish with just a hint of dryness to round everything out....I can't really explain how good this is....I just cant.....

M/O- Full body, and intensely rich smooth creamy carbonation just coat my palate so well....this is a simple yet complex pleasure to drink and really....who needs dessert when one can just pour this into a glass and enjoy?!?! Chocolate silk in texture and the alcohol is not even a factor.....I can see myself getting into a lot of trouble over the course of an evening with this in my hand, however, I don't believe this is a true session beer. This should really be illegal...enough said! Cheers!

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

Pours a rich, nearly pitch-black, with a surprisingly dark, rich head that dissipates slowly, leaving a persistent lacing.


The nose is fairly muted at first, with chocolate, vanilla, and coffee notes, but expands greatly as the beer warms, becoming deeper and more inviting.


The first sip was a great surprise, as the flavors were far deeper and richer than I expected. First comes a surprisingly strong vanilla flavor, which competes with and at first dominates the chocolate, but that rich, Dutch-cocoa flavor is quick to reassert itself, and continues warring with the vanilla for supremacy throughout. Each sip brings new notes of raisins, prunes, cherries, whiskey, and a hint of smoky char that mirrors the nose. Mouthful is very good, smooth and slightly creamy, if not quite as full as I would like. A world-class sweet stout, and a great reminder to me of just how good Samuel Smith's are at their jobs.

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

Photo of jds16
4.24/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of cjtuggle
4.93/5  rDev +17.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of weuntouchable
3.71/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of FMJ921
4.19/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Chocolatey, creamy vanilla, extremely sweet. Tough to finish the bottle due to sweetness.

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Photo of TheHammer
4.09/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 2.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: Poured with a half finger of head that did not lace or retain. The body is as black as night with brown notes and seems to have good carbonation.

Smell: Some chocolatey malt, with a slight touch of vanilla and sugar. Warming doesn't really help it's case. Good, and done right, but not particularly expansive or potent.

Taste: Now this is where this beer shines as solid but not overwhelming chocolate, blended with rich sweet malt and a hint of smokey bitterness with a mild creaminess to the entire operation.

Mouthfeel: The carbonation goes flat a bit too quickly, but the creaminess, mild chocholate aftertaste and a very relaxed transistiong help it out here.

Drinkability: It's rich and sweet but not overly so, so it's not like drinking candy. It's what chocolate and beer together should be. Surprisingly light and easy on the system and nice and smooth going down.

Final Thoughts: This once certainly gives Young's a solid run for it's money, but this one is just a bit too sweet and not quite beery enough. That said, it's still an excellent Beer and further proof that Samuel Smith is the king of English brew.

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Photo of Belgian11222
4.3/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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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