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

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Ratings:
3,162
Reviews:
596
Avg:
4.18
pDev:
12.2%
 
 
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Photo of Elsuperjefe
4.11/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Opaque dark brown.. Smells like my son's Halloween chocolate bag. Holy chocolate gods. Someone else said nesquik... Spot on. Sweet cocoa throughout but not much else. Thin for a stout. Very easy to drink... I love chocolate so thumbs up for me.

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Photo of cmv60
4.79/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of BdM
4.39/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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

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

Photo of Nyved
4.06/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Sebas
4.57/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of zbooks
3.25/5  rDev -22.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Dougwillhike
4.75/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of LouAleHead
4.2/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

Photo of cmbeddoe7997
4.38/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Lahoi
3.74/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Very dark brown. Minimal head that was bubbly; disipatated almost immediately. No lacing.

Smells VERY sweet. Vanilla bean. A little nutty. More like a cupcake than anything. Not bad at all.

Taste is less sweet than the smell, but still sweet. Chocolate is not overwhelming. Creamy. Quite good.

The feel is where this beer is lacking. Very thin and lacking that bold feel that should go with a stout.

Overall, the feel really let me down. I want a stout to feel a certain way and this one did not. Tastes, smells, looks like a good stout, but doesn't feel like one.

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

Photo of radius129
3.18/5  rDev -23.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of vrbulldog22
4.52/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of mullehs
3.93/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of 911CROFT
4.6/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.75

550ml bottle into a snifter glass. Paid £2.90 for a single bottle.

Pours a dark opaque, chestnut-tinted black body, which is unchanged when held to the light. A two-finger in height, light tan coloured, foamy head, quickly reduces to a thin film and collar, leaving behind small amounts of thick soapy lacing.

Wonderfully powerful aromas of milk chocolate, sweet roasted malts, creamy lactose and touch of mild sugary coffee waft out of the bottle as the beer is being poured. In the glass it smells like rich, dense chocolate cake batter, and is immensely inviting. The taste follows the nose, leading with rich, sweet milk chocolate and creamy lactose notes underpinned by lightly roasted dark malts, and traces of sweet coffee, vanilla and tangy fruit. In the mouth it feels a little thin and lacking in the heft I normally look for in a good stout, but the medium body and ample carbonation make it light on the palate and easy drinking whilst still smooth and creamy. Perhaps more weight combined with the overall sweetness and large serving size might make finishing the bottle alone more of a challenge and less of the delight that it is. The finish is long, sweet and creamy with a lingering chocolate taste. Faintly dry cocoa and mildly bitter roasted barley provide enough balance to leave me craving another sip almost immediately.

Overall this is a sensational beer, delicious, easy drinking, and readily available. It’s my go-to Milk Stout. I actually live opposite a Sam Smiths owned pub, if they made this on draught I would be in there every day! Recommended.

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Photo of bonesTdog
3.76/5  rDev -10%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

I am a big fan of Samuel Smith beers but this was not only one of the most expensive beers I have purchased in a while, but was not a favourite. The chocolate was overwhelming and there just wasn't much more. A bit thin on top of that. Organic... Whatever...

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Photo of DanU
3.22/5  rDev -23%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

Photo of Ssippisam
3.69/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of Merl77
4.17/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of cwkash
4.59/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of shawndenton
4.75/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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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