Samuel Smith's Organic Chocolate Stout | Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)

Samuel Smith's Organic Chocolate StoutSamuel Smith's Organic Chocolate Stout
BA SCORE
4.23/5
3,204 Ratings
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
Ranking:
#864
Reviews:
612
Ratings:
3,204
pDev:
12.06%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
249
Gots:
1,027
Trade:
2
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Ratings: 3,204 |  Reviews: 612
Photo of m_hall
4.34/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

From a twelve ounce bottle, poured into a nonic pint. Very dark cola- brown in color, just barely short of completely opaque. Topped by a dense tan head about two-fingers tall, which falls slowly to a persistent film that leaves thick lacing lingering all the way down the glass.

The nose is dominated by a massive jolt of cocoa, as one would expect- it's pretty close to what you'd get from a freshly-opened tin of cocoa powder.

The taste follows the nose right at first, with a big hit of semi-sweet chocolate right away. As it lingers on the tongue, slight coffee-like dark roast malts come in to bring a bit more balance, leading into a finish that's slightly dry and bitter, but not astringently so.

Mouth-feel is medium in body, a bit creamy but offset by the moderate carbonation giving this one a bit of tingle. Alcohol is fairly modest at 5.0% ABV, though this one is a bit too sweet to be a session beer for me (except perhaps as the very last beer of the night.)

An excellent example of a beer that's pretty specialized in character, Samuel Smith's Organic Chocolate Stout is exactly what it says it is. It's not a hugely complex beer, but I don't think it's trying to be, either. It's certainly a beer I think I'd only want from time to time, but when the mood hits it's a real winner with how well it uses the chocolate- it's a dessert in a pint. If you're not fond of chocolate you'll definitely stay away, but it's a decadent treat for those of us who are.

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Photo of Julian_Hayden
4.22/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Brian_L-2056
3.78/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours a deep dark brown color with a frothy tan head. No light penetration through and head stays with you. Quite chocolatey smell. Initial taste is overwhelmingly chocolatey as well, and a little bitter at the end. The feel thicker with dry chocolate aftertaste

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Photo of rbrandt22
4/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of gtjwilding
4.65/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

One of my favourites, but couldn't have more than one in a session.

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Photo of jglaw1
4.16/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

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

Photo of JoeEdgeworth
4.31/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Just-the-sip
4.01/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

First time I had this I really liked it, but I was watching a movie so couldn't really pay attention to the beer. After my second visit to this guy, it's good. Def dessert beer. My only gripe is that it has this weird alkali taste on the back end. Didn't like that. After drinking it for awhile too the chocolate starts to taste chemically. It reads Organic but it's only fit the first have of the bottle for me.

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Photo of thoglund
4.14/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of josanguapo
3.27/5  rDev -22.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.25

From Tercertiempocervezas. In Ikea's pint glass. Playing Aaru's Awakening + Void & Meddler. Lots of chocolate here, and of the real kind, not something that reminds chocolate. However, its too much for my liking and becomes cloying

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

Photo of andrewh995
4.49/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a dark black with a 2 finger light tan head. Smells strongly of sweet milk chocolate. The taste follows the nose with very very sweet chocolates and a light bitterness at the end. Mouth feel is medium with good carbonation. Wow, this one really blew me away. It's very sweet and I usually hate overly sweet beers, but this one did it right. Not something to drink everyday, but for special occasions I will be buying this again. Share the bottle if you get it, it's hard to drink the whole thing by yourself.

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Photo of RAFH
4.18/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of basicoutdoors
4.25/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Lingenbrau
3.82/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of scootercrabb
4.06/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of OlaB
4.29/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

L: pours a nice pitch black color with a small top of mocca colored head, some lacings on the glasses.

A: A strong aroma off milk chocolate and cocoa, with some roasted malts inn the back.

T&F: The flavour is sweet with a strong presence off chocolate, while inn the background is a lot off roasted malts. Has a slight dryness inn the finish. This beer has balanced the flavours very good. Good lenght inn the aftertaste with a great flavour off malts and chocolate. clean and creamy mouthfeel with medium carbonation

O: A really delicious chocolate stout. Very interesting to try this, and i enjoyed it to the last drop.

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Photo of Huffaroma
2.48/5  rDev -41.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 1 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Nice black color,

Smell sweet cocoa and graham cracker.

Taste mmmm not so much WAY to sweet for me I have had some good SS before and the sweetness was there but this was a little to close to a tootsie roll

Overall meh.

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Photo of Kube
4.58/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of Chackman151
4.29/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Wizzle32
4.35/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Cpmitchno1
3.77/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Samuel Smith's Organic Chocolate Stout from Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)
Beer rating: 4.23 out of 5 with 3,204 ratings
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