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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
BA SCORE
4.23/5
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3,242 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:
#887
Reviews:
619
Ratings:
3,242
pDev:
11.82%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
252
Gots:
1,038
Trade:
2
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Ratings: 3,242 |  Reviews: 619
Photo of hozersr
4.27/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of vinnyc83
4.3/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of kevinlater
3.93/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

550ml bottle into nonic pint glass. bottled or brewed on jun 9 2015. consumed oct 26 2015

a: super dark brown, almost black, with mild ruby highlights. three fingers of light brown head with large bubbles

s: artificial super sweet chocolate (akin to hershey's syrup like other reviewers are saying), a bit of dark chocolate/cocoa, marshmallow, and a touch of cherries and raisins

t: chocolate syrup, raisins, hints of cocoa. no bitterness

m: almost watery with medium-minus carbonation. sugary feel on the finish

o: personally i love the sweetness of this beer. steer clear if it's not your thing. if it had more body, i'd rate it higher

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Photo of johlac66
4.17/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

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

Photo of jmanion
4.51/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of CMIKEHUNT
4.64/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Pretty nice. Chocolate beer. What else can i say. . Deep Dark delicious. Thick beer very organic very chocolaty. Liked it but cannot drink more than one. Was not as sweet as i expected. People love it , it was just ok to me. .not really into stouts. .

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Photo of Mitzvahman72
4.6/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

With a near-black ruby color, it boasts a fantastic, slightly sweet baker’s chocolate aroma, with sweetened baker’s chocolate milk taste and an effervescent chocolate aftertaste in the end. Fantastic mouthfeel overall! This is a fantastic competitor to Boulevard Brewery’s Chocolate Ale and Atwater Brewery's Decadent Dark Chocolate Ale.

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Photo of Spider1001man
4.87/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Smoothest most delicious stout!

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Photo of PhillyRiver
3.85/5  rDev -9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured from bottle into clean tulip glass. Pours dark brown almost black, minimal head, thin fizzy lacing. Smell nicely mixes chocolate and molasses and promises more complexity than it tastes. Too sweet for me, though I love other chocolate stouts. This one is closer to root beer than beer. Nice mouth feel, easy to drink.

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Photo of mdfb79
4.24/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

From 10/07/15 notes. 550ml bottle at Ye Olde Cheshire Cheese in London, England.

Like alcoholic Hershey's milk chocolate...could give Southern Tier a run for its money. Very good, not as sweet.

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Photo of MartyIU13
4.55/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Jaisell
3.79/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ruzzal
2.43/5  rDev -42.6%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.25

Photo of dandaugherty1221
4.16/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of toolbrew
4.56/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Huge chocolate aroma and taste!

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Photo of BGDrock
2.66/5  rDev -37.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

Appearance: body is pure dark chocolate, topped by a thick, foamy head that crackles like rice krispies

Aroma: here we get a sense of sweet milk chocolate; some nuttiness, maybe hazelnuts

Taste & Mouthfeel: now it's getting into candy sweet chocolate - intensely sweet, much too aggressive; like drinking a flat coke that has a touch of chocolate, right off the bat feeling reluctant to continue with the tasting; carbonation is now almost non-existent; the chocolate flavour has a fakeness to it, almost like plastic

Overall: other reviews were great, maybe this was a bad batch, but it's just unbearably sugary, lacking body and real character

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Photo of Patric65
4.74/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of The_Dude_31
4.87/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Wow, if you are a fan of stouts enjoy this beauty in the proper type of glass and hold on for a SWEET ride. Delicious.

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Photo of Uzarnayme
4.5/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of The-Adjunct-Hippie
3.74/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served in Thulsa Doom (my manly chalice).

Appearance : Pours a nutty brown color from the bottle but forms a very dark brown to black body in the chalice. The head starts at a finger and then sticks around at half a finger. A creamy ring moves with the beer as its agitated in the glass. Pretty par for a stout.

Smell : Milk chocolate, Nesquik powder, roasted peanut, chocolate syrup, malted barley. The aroma is mostly chocolate but more muted than I expected. Still, a decent nose.

Taste : Quite a bit of milky chocolate right out front, slightly burnt, with roast malts, walnut, light coffee grounds, and slight plant in the distance. It's pretty dirty though, there's not a whole lot of clarity to the profile. It ends on a chocolate powder note and a little bit of bitter coffee bean.

Feel : Pretty exciting carbonation going on here, buzzing all the way to the finish. Beyond that it's highly creamy, and densely layered. It ends semi-dry.

Overall : It's an okay stout. I bought two just in case it rocked my world. I'll have it again in the near future, or maybe I'll let it age. It's just too "English" for me, it has that certain something...I'm not really a fan of it personally. I could have taken a dose of oatmeal, maybe a touch of fig...for me it's just not substantial enough, it doesn't "wow" me. But it is decent.

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Photo of jrgriffiniii
3.34/5  rDev -21%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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

Sammy Smith is probably the most consistent and solid brewery in that everything they make is perfect. Perfectly balanced flavor, perfect color, small yet substantial head and a gorgeous smell. This beer is another one that is perfect by Samuel smith. The chocolate flavor is just awesome on top of a beautiful stout.

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Photo of StoutAtTheDevil
4.1/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Samuel Smith's Organic Chocolate Stout from Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)
Beer rating: 4.23 out of 5 with 3,242 ratings
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