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Samuel Smith's Old Brewery Extra Stout - Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)

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92
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40 Ratings
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Ratings: 40
Reviews: 22
rAvg: 4.24
pDev: 9.67%
Wants: 16
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster) visit their website
United Kingdom (England)

Style | ABV
Foreign / Export Stout |  4.30% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 06-10-2002)
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3.75/5  rDev -11.6%

Sellen, Jul 19, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

jmejones, Jul 14, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

endless1408, Jun 01, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

pfhanlon, Apr 06, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +12%

agsourdough1, Nov 30, 2013
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3.98/5  rDev -6.1%

Black color with the thickest possible head with excellent retention and leaving a wall of laces.
Predominant aroma of milky chocolate.
Bold and yummy flavor. Very creamy with notes of coffee, cacao powder and earthy hops. Dry aftertaste with a lingering coffee taste.
Medium to full body with low carbonation.
Very good stout, quite malty and roasted, but with a smooth feeling.

FLima, Nov 16, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

spointon, Nov 15, 2013
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4/5  rDev -5.7%

Josiah2729, Oct 19, 2013
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4/5  rDev -5.7%

Shanop1288, Jul 09, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

diverite, Mar 15, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -17.5%

Pelicanrocks, Mar 03, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

Seaba, Feb 28, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

His_Royal_Hoppiness, Feb 03, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

Danny1217, Jan 10, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -11.6%

Pours a black color. 1/3 inch head of an off-white color. Great retention and great lacing. Smells of dry hop, sweet malt, roasted malt, slight oatmeal, and a hint of chocolate. Fits the style of a Foreign / Export Stout. Mouth feel is sharp and clean, with an average carbonation level. Tastes of pale malt, slight sweet malt, slight roasted malt, and a hint of chocolate. Overall, good appearance, aroma, and blend.

Tone, Sep 27, 2012
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5/5  rDev +17.9%

jnjander, Jul 13, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

ChaseTheAce, Feb 15, 2012
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5/5  rDev +17.9%

hncowden50, Nov 21, 2011
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3.8/5  rDev -10.4%

Half pint: taken in the upstairs bar of the Princess Louise, Holborn, London.

Deep dark black body, with a good full head on top, this was sat in a UK half pint sleeve.

Smells covered all the usual dry stout areas you’d expect, coffee, chocolate and roasted/toasted malts, a hint of smoke, but only a hint.

The taste is semi bitter and certainly dry, those aroma ingredients also found in the flavours. The dryness becoming more evident as the mouth gets used to the drink.

Smooth and silky, even though it’s dry: couldn’t drink it all night, but two pints would be fine.

BlackHaddock, Nov 02, 2011
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4.18/5  rDev -1.4%

Enjoyed fresh on tap in London at a Samuel Smith pub.

A - deep black that shows only a hint of light at its very edges. Half finger tan head stays permanently and leaves thick lacing down the glass.

S - not a lot of nose with just a hint of smoky malt.

T - bitter and powerful: strong initial bitterness underpinned by chocolate, coffee and smoke. Even with only 4.5% this is a delightfully powerful beer.

M - spectacularly creamy, but also surprisingly light. Coats the mouth and sticks!

D - very drinkable and smooth

This is a classic; delicious!

DoktorZee, Aug 21, 2011
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3.98/5  rDev -6.1%

On cask at Cittie of Yorke, London.

Ruby black and a nitro head that leaves sheety rings.
Big roast nose with coffee and dark cherry.
Espresso ground and ash sourness, big cola and brown sugar middle with some chocolate malts in there, and faint cinnamon hops. Toffee comeback and roast bitter linger.
Medium, chewy, some stick.

Candy sweet stout! Lots of roast, lots of sugar. Good thing it’s only 4.5%, because I could see tearing through this.

StJamesGate, Jun 20, 2011
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3.98/5  rDev -6.1%

On-tap halfpint at the Angel in the Fields.

A: Black body that glows red-brown when held up to light. Solid 3/4" of dense tan head that sticks around nicely and leaves some thick lace. Very pretty.

S: Roasty, smoky, meaty. Some chocolate and coffee, but this is all about the smoky char. Cool.

T: More malt sweetness comes through here, balancing the harsher aspects of the roastiness. Chocolate starts things off along with caramel, and it finishes with coffee, smoke, and ashy burnt notes. A little astringent, but nicely intense.

M: Smooth and creamy, but a little thin.

O: Good beer; I really appreciate a low-ABV stout that doesn't skimp on the flavor. If anything, this one goes a little overboard with the roast and char. As much as I'm enjoying it, I'm rather glad I got a half-pint.

Cheers!

woosterbill, Jun 17, 2011
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5/5  rDev +17.9%

I travelled all the way to Tadcaster itself to drink one of these "Extra Stouts" from a hand pumped cask at the actual Samuel Smith's Brewery in England! Since I had never seen this style Sam in USA, it was a treat indeed to find this new variety in such a special format. I normally drink the bottled Oatmeal Stout and love that type - but the Extra Stout was amazing! It was thick, creamy, rich and extra dark in color. A slightly sweet milk style stout best enjoyed in an imperial pint - sevred not too cold - so this was perfect in the way it was served. A must try if ever in the Heartland of England.

Brouwerij78, May 28, 2011
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Samuel Smith's Old Brewery Extra Stout from Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)
92 out of 100 based on 40 ratings.