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:
3,149
Reviews:
589
Avg:
4.18
pDev:
12.2%
 
 
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241
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990
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Photo of beaulabauve
3.97/5  rDev -5%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of flooger1
4.76/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Kelly521
4.47/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of cabowski
4.82/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Just an amazing stout nice head great taste great feel great dark look just an amazing overall chocolate stout I have ever had

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Photo of dvmin98
4.35/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Solid chocolate flavor. Way better than Young's

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Photo of sneth019
4.05/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of thebrood1987
5/5  rDev +19.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Smells like chocolate syrup wow. It drinks like a great milk stout with the cocoa sweetness leaving a lasting taste on the back of the tongue. Great full body for a 5 percent beer. Carbonation is perfect at colder temps it can taste like chocolate soda but it warms up to a full bodied stout. Even my wife who doesn't like beer loves this beer! Plus its organic which I think a lot more breweries should be doing.

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Photo of czillmer
4.03/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of dredmahawkus
4.33/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

This stuff taste tremendous! really a great balance....the creamy like chocolate taste is just enough! very dry finish.
I wish the ABV was a little higher.....kind of a lot of money for a 4 pack only being 5%....but the beer is still a really nice treat.

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Photo of djalexjahn
4.28/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of aanth
4.96/5  rDev +18.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of eClayC1973
4.74/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of SweetwaterTuonker
4.88/5  rDev +16.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Ryno3031
4.25/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

This was poured into a mug.
The appearance was a dark brown color with a one to two finger white to off white foamy head that once it dissipated it left a nice rounded out lacing gracing the sides of the glass.
The smell had a super big rich chocolatey maltiness over top of a cakey/somewhat bready substance.
The taste had a thick sweetness pulling my tongue under the weight of a rich aftertaste which led to a medium bodied mouthfeel. Sweet chocolate basically just coats my tongue.
Overall, love this stuff, I'll buy it every Winter for the rest of my life as its such a great beer to have in the winter.

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Photo of Boca-X
4.33/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jamesmk48
4.6/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Wisconsin_IPA_Lover
4.18/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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

Photo of kidzord
4.49/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of OwlsWatch
4.11/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Nugganooch
4.13/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

550ml bottle into a snifter glass
Notes from 11/01/2014

A: Dark mahogany and a touch thin on the pour. Settles closer to a near pitch in the glass with a vibrant khaki foam pillow that comes to rest on top. Real impressive hang time with a few broken rings of lace running down the glass.

S: Smells like some high quality chocolate syrup. I get a good dose of melted candy chocolate kind of like tootise roll. Brownie batter comes to mind. Some light roast to it with a waft of dark caramels.

T: Super light and creamy milk chcolate or chocolate milk. Take your pick. Cocoa with understated coffee notes and some rootbeer or vanilla like flavor. The beer has a slight chalky powder and artifical candy likeness to it albeit a fairly minor nuisance. Virtually no bitterness to this and not all that sweet which is welcomed. Like a friggin' chocolate soda.

M: Super light with a creamy and lush feel. Turns slightly chalky towards the finish but has a nice drying componenet to round it out.

D: Really great for the price and for those looking to satsify those chocolate cravings. Very approachable in that its not too sweet and not too heavy at all. Like a liquid tootsie.

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Photo of Awolter
4.36/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

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

It's a solid beer. Has more of a chocolate tobacco taste in my opinion.

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Photo of GuitarIPA
4.28/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Samuel Smith's Organic Chocolate Stout from Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)
4.18 out of 5 based on 3,149 ratings.
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