Organic Chocolate Stout | Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)

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4.23/5
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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:
#1,628
Reviews:
653
Ratings:
3,355
pDev:
11.82%
 
 
Wants:
257
Gots:
1,091
Trade:
2
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Photo of TheIPAHunter
4.42/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Constolant
4.32/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Rlhj
4.55/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Not a huge stout fan, but this is a wonderful beer. Nice balance of chocolate and smooth stout taste. Has a nice heft on the palate, too.

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Photo of Griffin2
3.81/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 550 ml bottle into a snifter.
L - Pours a dark brown color with a tan head.
S - Smells of fudge.
T - Tastes of bakers chocolate.
F - Medium body with light carbonation.
O - Easy drinking chocolate stout.

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Photo of OKbrew89
3.96/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Chii_Rising
2.77/5  rDev -34.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2

We were wanting so much more than this. Samuel Smith, why have you forsaken us?
The beer is dark, & opaque, with a little carbonation that dies down quickly.
It smells of very sweet & delicious chocolate. It tastes the same, but the sweetness becomes a bit overbearing as time goes on, with a strong "natural flavors" aftertaste that we were hoping to avoid.
This beer was remembered fondly from years back, not sure if we got an odd batch or if memory has added grandeur to it.

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Photo of NathanBeets
3.52/5  rDev -16.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of AllHopsMatter
4.19/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of TheBrewsky
4.21/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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

I love this beer. Its a great sweet, smooth stout that is one of my go to drinks.

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Photo of baffledbear
4.14/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of xIHuffPaintx
4.8/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

I really like everything about it, as far as actually drinking it goes. I also used it in a pot of chili and it was FANTASTIC. Between that and a small amount of cocoa powder, it was spicy and meaty with great chocolate flavor as well. Would HIGHLY recommend.

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Photo of Marissa13
3.75/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Jnorris65
4.61/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Dark pour with scents of chocolate. Slight foam head. Smooth, not heavy on the tongue. I enjoyed thoroughly and will have again. I enjoy beers with a rimmed pint glass...and this would be anytime with caramel or chocolate rim.

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Photo of prost2hefeweizen
4.28/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Jesterr44
3.78/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Pours dark brown with a medium mocha head which looks slightly overactive at first then dies down moderately quickly to a thin covering which remains. Aroma has a faint hint of chocolate to go along with some burnt malt. The first moment of the first sip offers a quick pleasing chocolate sensation which almost immediately shows itself as being too sweet. Malt is dominated by the sweetness which remains throughout the sip. Mouthfeel is smooth & full & the highlight of this beer, which again is just too sweet to earn a higher score.

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Photo of dextr24
4.16/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Andarel
4.19/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

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

Photo of Calwood
5/5  rDev +18.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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

Opaque brown/black beer with copious and frothy tan head. Deep, rich chocolate assails the nostrils. Underlying malt sweetness. Creamy chocolate cascades over the tongue. The chocolate sweetness never disappears but it fades to allow some roasted character to surface. A creamy / foamy mouthfeel. Verges on tasting like a milk/sweet stout. An excellent and decadent brew.

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Photo of lebriarjr
4.21/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of milklover
4.42/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Organic Chocolate Stout from Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)
Beer rating: 4.23 out of 5 with 3,355 ratings