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:
3,162
Reviews:
596
Avg:
4.18
pDev:
12.2%
 
 
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Photo of mchengcit
4.59/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Eric1017
4.61/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Antc2382
4.45/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Look- opaque. No light gets thru this baby. Tan head quickly dissipates and then rings around the glass. I love a large, frothy head, especially on my stouts and that is the only disappointment here. Smell- awesome. High quality dark chocolate with a hint of cream. No hops here. Taste- great. You get some nice dark chocolate with a roasted malt character. I love this style and this is one of the better tasting. Chocolate lovers dream. Low Abv keeps this nice and drinkable. Mouthfeel- luscious and creamy. A slight carbonation at the end. Sip and enjoy this fine import!

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Photo of JustinPStewart
4.87/5  rDev +16.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of AMCPhD
4.21/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Gkruszewski
4.29/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

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

Photo of jbierling
2.58/5  rDev -38.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Overwhelming artificial dark chocolate. Extremely sweet.

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Photo of Mooslerfitness
4.72/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Wow is this beer or dessert?
Both this is a beer drinker that loves chocolate dream this would not be an every day stout but if you have a sweet tooth crack one open you'll be sad when you realize you have none left

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Photo of DaveAnderson
3.68/5  rDev -12%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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

This beer tastes delicious, with that in mind it does not have a lot of real beer bite to it. It would be perfect with a stronger stout flavor.

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Photo of Beerampage
4/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of derekgw123
4.24/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mrn1ceguy
3.75/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of auswild
4.21/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4

It's surprising how much this beer tastes like chocolate milk and not beer. It's delicious, but I would like more of a stout flavor and a higher ABV.

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Photo of lemmy187
4.14/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Mxsluis
3.94/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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

A- Dark brown body. One finger mocha head that dissipates quickly. No lacing.

S- Smells like melted Hershey's chocolate bars. Very rich cocoa and milk chocolate. This is essentially what it's advertised to be. Fantastic, delicious aroma.

F- Dark cocoa, milk chocolate, a bit of roasted malt, mild earthy character- very tasty beer that smells better than it tastes, but given that it smells so good, that isn't surprising.

M- Medium-thicker bodied, smooth and silky, even a bit creamy. Plenty of dark cocoa bitterness blends in with the milk chocolate to make for a balanced, tasty finish.

O- Pretty damn awesome beer that is exactly what I expected it to be. A great beer for the chocolate lovers out there.

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Photo of Wamba
4.1/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of iwhoopedbatman
4.36/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Unclejesse33
3.99/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of steverx8
4.94/5  rDev +18.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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

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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