Organic Chocolate Stout | Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)

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Brewed by:
Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)
England, United Kingdom

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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Photo of ChainGangGuy
4.08/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

550ml bottle - $3.49 at Lucky's in Woodstock, Georgia.

Appearance: Near black body with a tall, frothy, beige head.

Smell: Roasted malts, though, it's largely a scent of chocolate syrup. It's odd, I've found a few of the chocolate beer scents a bit repellent, but others I've found to be just fine and dandy. This is one of those fine and dandy times.

Taste: Roasted, toasted maltiness, really just enough of a scaffolding to hold the chocolate flavoring. Maybe a faint fruitiness. Maybe. Mostly just a sweet, chocolaty thing, like those Hostess cupcakes minus the white swirls.

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Medium-plus carbonation.

Overall: Hits the spot, if you're looking for a pleasing chocolaty dessert beer.

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Photo of WoodBrew
4.27/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Wow,,,,very nice. The scent and taste scream milk chocolate. The muthfeel is a bit lacking as it would be nice if it were a bit more creamy. The color is opaque with offwhite head that is lacing. Overall.....very nice.

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Photo of duceswild
4/5  rDev -5.4%

Photo of krome
4/5  rDev -5.4%

Photo of atlbravsrno1
4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of Zaphog
3.75/5  rDev -11.3%

Photo of BEER88
4.2/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of dfhhead25
4/5  rDev -5.4%

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 Slatetank
4.15/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

I had this at Holy Hound, thanks to tenderbranson69 for sharing this w/ me. Poured chilled into two tulips.

The color is deep brown/almost black with quick dissipating tan cap. There is an almost syrup like cocoa aroma with chocolate truffle and chocolate chip cookie aroma to this stout with a hint of black cavendish tobacco in the background. The feel is good with tinges of malt with sweet overal feel w/ very mild bitterness and relatively light carbonation

The flavor is densely chocolate up front with mild roasted grain and fruity yeast tinged taste with slight nutty element from the malt and cocoa with some mild tangy yeast and light hop spice late in the taste with gentle vanilla accent. Overall a great english stout, a style I am fond of and the cocoa comes forward with emphasisa good choice for those who enjoy chocolate flavored ales

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Photo of Huhzubendah
4.28/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

I really enjoy Samuel Smith beers, so was excited to pick up one of these to try.

The beer appears black with a thick, dense foamy head. A mouth watering appearance, really. Chocolate hits the nose right away. Sweet milk chocolate, chocolate milk, roast chocolate milk shake. You get the idea. Perhaps the beer is one dimensional to some degree, but damn, this is tasty. Light to medium in body. Creamy smooth feel on the palate. A must try for those who enjoy chocolate and beer. A beautiful marriage of the two. Impressive.

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Photo of dvmin98
4.35/5  rDev +2.8%
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 BeerForMuscle
4/5  rDev -5.4%

Photo of Hopheadjeffery
5/5  rDev +18.2%

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4/5  rDev -5.4%

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4/5  rDev -5.4%

Photo of johnnnniee
3.93/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours a solid dark brown with a tightly bubbled off white head that shows moderate retention and minimal lace. Smells of vanilla and milk chocolate mostly and the scent overpowers anything that dares find its way to my nostrils. The the flavor is sweet and creamy with more of the vanilla and milk and dark chocolate. There's a hint of tart and a touch of butterscotch as well as that characteristic mineral flavor that I always seem to get from Samuel Smiths. I think it's from the water. Medium body with a light level of carbonation and a sweet creamy silky mouthfeel. Reminds me of a malted chocolate shake really. Light on the beer, heavy on the chocolate, it was nice to try but not something I would often seek out.

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4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of tdm168
4.27/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A - black with a thin, brown head that has good retention

S - huge chocolate aroma, pure cocoa and bittersweet chocolate

T - also huge chocolate and cocoa flavors, some faint roasted malts, some very faint bitterness in the finish

M - medium bodied, smooth, creamy, faintly crisp, well carbonated

This was delicious! It was incredibly chocolatey with a full-flavor and fantastic drinkability. I was very impressed by this beer. On top of all that it has a low enough ABV to make it sessionable. This is definitely a stout I would buy again.

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

This was poured into a nonic pint glass. The appearance is a nice looking off white two fingered foaminess that lasts about a good two minutes before gently dissipating. There is some light bubbly lacing that ends up sliding for the most part. The smell has a nice chocolatey aroma with a decent roastiness backing that up and even letting a nice sweet vanilla enter in after a bit warming. The taste was sweet chocolate and yet there’s still a decent roastiness about it and the vanilla even comes back. The aftertaste is slightly chocolatey and yet still carries that roastiness to invite me into the finish. On the palate, this one sits about a medium in body with a semi-decent sessionable quality about it. The carbonation is super smooth. Overall, I say this is a pretty good sweet stout worthy of having again.

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Photo of TMoney2591
3.97/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Served in a Local Option cervoise.

When I saw the name Samuel Smith placed next to the words "Chocolate Stout", I knew I had to pounce. This stuff pours a deep ruby-brown topped by a finger-and-a-half of light tan foam. The nose is a blast of straight Cocoa Puffs-esque chocolatey-ness. I'm hooked already, waiting to be reeled in. The taste runs similarly, opting for a baking chocolate route, one that winds from overt sweetness to a dusty bitterness. Frankly, my tongue may have been overwhelmed by chocolate a bit, as my reaction was surprisingly not altogether positive. The body is a light medium, with a very light moderate carbonation and a smooth feel. Overall, a damn fine chocolate stout, though it verges on too much. Verges, but doesn't drop off the brink.

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Photo of rab53
4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

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

Bottle received as an extra in a trade.

Pours a dark, hazy brown. 1 inch head, that looks like chocolate whipped cream. Good lacing down the glass.

The aroma is pure, 100% creamy milk chocolate. Smells like Yoo-Hoo.

The taste is similar. Barely beer-like, this tastes like an (albeit excellent) chocolate dessert liqueur, or simply a super rich adult milkshake. Cocoa powder, melted chocolate ice cream, Hershey's syrup, chocolate, chocolate, chocolate. Can't taste much else here, really.

Medium bodied, very syrupy sweet mouthfeel. Low carbonation.

Pure chocolate delight. Don't go in if you want a thirst quenching traditional beer- this is what's for dessert, my friend.

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Photo of stakem
3.51/5  rDev -17%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

550ml bottle into a pub style glass. Big thanks go to pmsawyer for gifting me with a bottle of this. The brew pours dark brown in color with a rich khaki froth atop about a finger strong that holds fairly decent leaving some stringy patches of lace sticking to the glass. Around the edges, some lighter brown clarity is seen.

The aroma is rich with cacao nibs coupled with a sweetness almost like lactose or splenda. There is a faint roasted grain aspect across the back that mingles with a scent that is quite reminiscent of something along the lines of root beer or cola. While cold this brew smells pretty nice, as it warms up it gets a little disjointed.

The flavor really drives home the chocolate with flavors of earthen cacao mixed with milk chocolate powder. The overall chocolate aspect is persistent throughout the experience but sadly the enjoyment is a bit short-lived. Instead of chocolate being a supporting role, it is seemingly candy-like and the follow-through is more like cola than stout. Some suggestions of vanilla are hinted in the aftertaste.

This is a medium bodied brew that is overall just strange. They certainly nailed the chocolate aspect but the sweetness seems artificial and unbalanced overall. I was very anxious to try this beer and I am very appreciate for the chance to try this Pete. However, it just didn't deliver like I have come to expect from other Samuel Smith brews.

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Photo of thatoneguymike
4.75/5  rDev +12.3%

Organic Chocolate Stout from Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)
Beer rating: 4.23 out of 5 with 3,295 ratings