Samuel Smith's Chocolate Stout!

Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by Jazzwalker, Dec 4, 2012.

  1. lsummers

    lsummers Jun 21, 2010 California

    I didn't enjoy this one, I couldn't get past the cocoa sweetness which did feel like an artificial flavor to me. I unfortunately had to drain pour it, I just couldn't get past it. But then again I also just had an ipa and dinner so perhaps other flavors could have played a role.
     
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  2. BeerSingh

    BeerSingh Jul 25, 2009 India

    Can someone ship me a bottle pleaseeeee..
     
  3. IPAnut

    IPAnut Nov 15, 2012 Texas

    All of samuel smiths brews are really good in my book
     
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  4. StoryOfTheGhost

    StoryOfTheGhost Nov 14, 2011 New Jersey

    Huh?
     
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  5. GameFreac

    GameFreac Apr 8, 2011 Georgia
    Beer Trader

    I love Chocolatey stouts so I'm gonna try this. Thanks for this thread!
     
  6. ColonelCash

    ColonelCash Jul 6, 2011 Tennessee

    Someone had this at a dinner on Sunday night. Folks seemed to really like it, I'll grab a single next time I'm at the store.
     
  7. supermodified

    supermodified Nov 28, 2012 Ohio

    I highly enjoyed it, and went back the next day to get another bottle. It tastes like cocoa. A good cup of cocoa. (Which makes me wonder if the people who say they drain poured this would do the same with a cup of cocoa.)
     
  8. Zimbo

    Zimbo Aug 7, 2010 United Kingdom (Scotland)

    Hated this beer. Far too artificially sickly sweet. And a recent fresh bottle of Samuel Smith's Imperial Stout very obviously lacked its usual depth and mouthfeel.
     
  9. Brunite

    Brunite Sep 21, 2009 Illinois

    Thanks for the thread and comments! I have never heard of this one before. I will be looking for it tomorrow. Cheers to the chocolate gang!
     
  10. SnowFlowMfg

    SnowFlowMfg Dec 13, 2011 California

    Where did you find this at? I have been keeping an eye out for it at TW but it hasn't appeared yet.
     
  11. Preluderl

    Preluderl Sep 27, 2012 Pennsylvania
    Beer Trader

    Gonna have to look for this one when I get home.
     
  12. dciBA

    dciBA Dec 23, 2007 Maine
    Beer Trader

    Hated it. All i smelled and tasted was artificial vanilla extract. 2 sips and down the drain. Organic? Please
     
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  13. Zanico

    Zanico Nov 24, 2009 Ohio

    Had this about a month ago.Was very surprised at how much I liked it. Wouldn't want it everyday, but it's a great change of pace now and then.
     
  14. AlcahueteJ

    AlcahueteJ Dec 4, 2004 Massachusetts

    Has anyone seen it in Somerville/Cambridge?
     
  15. pweis909

    pweis909 Aug 13, 2005 Wisconsin

    Hope I am lucky enough to come across it. My local beer market is pretty limited but we do get some Sam Smith.
     
  16. ComRock12

    ComRock12 Sep 28, 2010 Massachusetts

    Haven't looked there, who usually carries a decent full line of Sam Smiths there? I also have 2 left from the 4 pack I bought if you want them.
     
  17. ncaudle

    ncaudle May 28, 2010 Virginia
    Beer Trader

    must be overlap from the DC distributor up there. it's not VA label approved...
     
  18. Hanzo

    Hanzo Feb 27, 2012 Virginia

    For those that have had it, how would you compare the chocolate intensity to say Southern Tier Choklat?
     
  19. Beerisheaven

    Beerisheaven Dec 5, 2007 Pennsylvania

    Not that this adds anything to the conversations, but I found these in 12 ounce bottles vs the 18.7 ounce bottles and the 12 ounce bottles were a LOT cheaper per ounce compared to the larger bottles. I think I paid $5.99 for the larger bottles but only $2.49 for the smaller 12 ounce bottles. Ask first if they have in 12 ounce bottles, you might save yourself a lot of dough.
     
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  20. PABSTMASTER

    PABSTMASTER Feb 23, 2009 Pennsylvania

    Thought it was pretty good. Not enough hop.
     
  21. supermodified

    supermodified Nov 28, 2012 Ohio

    More cocoa than chocolate, and not as syrupy-strong and artificial as Southern Tier Choklat or Dragon's Milk. Well-balanced, and I found it very easy to finish the bomber (more so than ST Choklat.)
     
  22. Goosey

    Goosey Jan 18, 2012 Missouri

    I dunno I'm rarely sober when I make posts, but, I stand by what I said.
     
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  23. Rekrule

    Rekrule Nov 11, 2011 Massachusetts

    It was pretty good for a few sips, after that I couldn't stand it and it hit the drain. It tasted like the bad chocolate flavoring used in some very low quality whey protein powders. Bleh.
     
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  24. fishtremble

    fishtremble Jan 18, 2010 Michigan
    Beer Trader

    Has there been any SE Michigan sightings of this? This sounds right up my lane.
     
  25. mintjellie

    mintjellie Oct 2, 2005 Ontario (Canada)

    It uses artificial chocolate flavour?
     
  26. RichardMNixon

    RichardMNixon Jun 24, 2012 Pennsylvania
    Beer Trader

    My girlfriend's two favorite beers are Chocolate Bock and Sam Smith Organic Apricot Ale. I'll probably need a case of this stuff.
     
  27. Ricelikesbeer

    Ricelikesbeer Nov 29, 2006 Colorado

    yeah me too, I thought the exact same thing. The chocolate flavor tasted more like an extract or something, rather than fresh chocolate. I like Sam Smith beers (especially for the price) but was underwhelmed by this one. Just personal opinion of course.
     
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  28. ant880

    ant880 Nov 7, 2010 New York

    They use "gently roasted organic cocoa extract", which to my understanding would not be artificial. The flavor it gave off, to me anyway, tasted artificial.
     
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  29. Ricelikesbeer

    Ricelikesbeer Nov 29, 2006 Colorado

    Anyone try that chocolate beer from Boulevard last year? That one wasnt' great either, but they collabed' with some chef to put a bunch of real chocolate in the beer. It was very chocolate-forward. Reminded me of drinking from a chocolate fountain or something. I wouldn't buy it again, but it was interesting.
     
  30. bleakies

    bleakies Apr 11, 2011 Massachusetts

    I've seen it at Martignetti's in Brighton.

    I considered getting some but didn't, and if it's really as sweet as some here maintain, I was probably wise not to.
     
  31. Goldfishman

    Goldfishman Jan 29, 2012 Massachusetts
    Beer Trader

    I actually really enjoy Choklat it actually tastes like chocolate but the Samuel Smith was watery and very fake tasting I personally would not recommend it but given the mixed reviews in this thread it might be worth a tick for ya .
     
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  32. od_sf

    od_sf Nov 2, 2010 California

    Had this last night. Enjoyed the first few sips, but in the end it was way too sweet for me.
     
  33. skaboom420

    skaboom420 Sep 21, 2012 Pennsylvania
    Beer Trader

    really like this. lots of chocolate flavor. i agree that it is a bit thin for a stout, but very flavorful.
     
  34. smakawhat

    smakawhat Mar 18, 2008 Maryland
    Subscriber

    I actually just grabbed a bottle. Been wanting this for some time but then suddenly realised checking the info here that this is a milk stout, which has me a little bummed. That's not one of my favorite styles, there are only a few that i dont mind. I Will be reviewing it soon.
     
  35. usafboy

    usafboy Jan 8, 2012 Oklahoma

    I just enjoyed one of these about 10 mins ago. Really surprised to see it on the front page. My initial response when I stuck my nose into the tulip glass: Wow! That's a lot of chocolate! Its basically nestle powder poured into a YDCS. Some would say this is a bad thing. I personally think its a chocolate stout, not with nestle powder added but dust from angels wings added. (I can't grammar but you see what I mean) I ran from the kitchen into the living room and exclaimed to the wife, "Babe, you have GOT to taste this!" She looked at me weird but then had a sip and quickly understood my excitement. Her response, "We're getting more of this tomorrow."

    Not much a review as it was an experience but I believe that's what this beer is. An experience.
     
  36. UCLABrewN84

    UCLABrewN84 Mar 18, 2010 California

    Vendome in Toluca Lake.
     
  37. rrock44

    rrock44 Oct 27, 2009 Washington

    Not sure if it's been mentioned (skimmed the posts after a few)...if you like chocolate stouts give Rogue's chocolate stout a try.
     
  38. GameFreac

    GameFreac Apr 8, 2011 Georgia
    Beer Trader

    Tried to buy a single today but the store wouldn't let me. Next time I go to Total Wine I'll pick up a single.
     
  39. brewscruiser

    brewscruiser Jun 9, 2011 Georgia

    I first sampled this, thanks to my local Merchant du Vin sales representative. Putting my cards on the table, I have to say I've never been disappointed by a Samuel Smith offering, and the Organic Chocolate Stout is no different. This is an outstandingly drinkable chocolate stout, with a very rich, natural cocoa aroma. Some have described it as thin, but, please, keep in mind that this is a 5 % ABV chocolate stout that is not meant to be excessively "chewy."
     
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