Samuel Smith's Organic Chocolate Stout | Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)

Samuel Smith's Organic Chocolate StoutSamuel Smith's Organic Chocolate Stout
BA SCORE
90.1%
Liked This Beer
4.17 w/ 3,198 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:
#1,248
Reviews:
610
Ratings:
3,198
Liked:
2,882
Avg:
4.17/5
pDev:
12.23%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
248
Gots:
1,023
Trade:
2
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 3,198 |  Reviews: 610
Photo of Larsonfromdublin
4.44/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of JayPeso
4.21/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Kodiak1341
4.22/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Evelyn
4.78/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of torwart68
4.04/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Harvest06
3.75/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Foyle
4.22/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Sampled from 18.7oz bottle in pint glass.

Appearance: pours a very thick beige colored frothy head which falls very slowly. Moderate lacing left behind on glass. Nearly opaque dark reddish-brown.

Aroma: chocolate to the max! Roasted chocolate malt, cocoa, with milk sweetness and a mild earthy hops in the background.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied and silky with a somewhat wet finish.

Flavor: similar to the aroma, but the chocolate is not quite as overwhelming. There is a better balance of the milk sweetness and dry, earthy hops to accompany the chocolate and cocoa flavors.

Overall: another extremely good offering from Samuel Smith.

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Photo of DLewczykNC
4.52/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of Jeeb
4.52/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Natmurch
3.96/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of bigleague
4.46/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Exceptional taste, sweet dessert option.

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Photo of Templewill
4.94/5  rDev +18.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of GKWagner
4.79/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of BeerForMyHorses
4.11/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Dykemyster17
4.45/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Dessert, yum or just treat yourself to some sweet stuff

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Photo of SWChi
4.16/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of juzh12
4.56/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of jmills3
4.7/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of adrianozito85
4.92/5  rDev +18%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of Norvelljeff
4.58/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of JohnnyI
4.32/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

If this was a gemstone, it's trying ever so hard to be onyx, but achieves black garnet instead. The dark appearance is almost imperceptibly translucent with deep crimson highlights. A thin, tan head of fine carbonation lingers for only a moment, before leaving a small ring around the edge. No lacing. Based on the fluidity of the pour, and the subsequent swirl of the glass, it foretells a relative lack of body. Chocolate cookie wafers and sweet vanilla creme scents immediately emanate. It's a veritable oreo sandwich. The first sip is bursting with chocolate flavor. A mouthful of dark and semi-sweet chips against a backdrop of subtle orange citrus hop. The touch of tart bitterness keeps it balanced and refreshing. A bit of chocolate-drizzled biscotti in the finish. There's a tame complimentary roast and authentic cocoa flavor that marries well with a mineral water foundation. Delightful. As expected, the mouthfeel is medium-thin, a touch watery, but quenching and delicious. This is a beer you can savor or gulp in equal measure. Perhaps the greatest chocolate dessert beer I've ever had.

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Photo of ToddThompson
4.21/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Birmz
3.4/5  rDev -18.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Bighuge
4.2/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Dark black body. Thin beige head. Aroma is of chocolate and not too much else. Flavor brings more beer aspects to the picture with some light roasted malts to accent the chocolate flavor. There is a pretty definitive chocolate flavor, but it's not artificial or over powering. Smooth creamy mouthfeel and easily drinkable. Good solid beer.

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Samuel Smith's Organic Chocolate Stout from Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)
Beer rating: 90.1% out of 100 with 3,198 ratings
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