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

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Samuel Smith's Old Brewery Extra Stout
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23 Reviews
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Reviews: 23
Hads: 55
Avg: 4.12
pDev: 15.29%
Wants: 17
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
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Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster) visit their website
United Kingdom (England)

Style | ABV
Foreign / Export Stout |  4.30% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 06-10-2002

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Reviews: 23 | Hads: 55
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4/5  rDev -2.9%

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3.93/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.85/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

On nitro tap at The Cock in Westminster City, London. Lookked pitch black with an off-white head. The initial flavor is a bit bland, but this beer comes back with a big, black roasted grain aftertaste. This is a great English stout (not a foreign/export) and reminds me of Beamish, but a bit cleaner.

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4.75/5  rDev +15.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

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3.77/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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4.45/5  rDev +8%

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3.58/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Just had my pint poured at Ye Olde Cheshire Cheese in London. Maybe it's the gloom of the pub, but the beer is inky blank, maybe a tinge of brown when held next to a light. A thin layer of foam persisted from the serving until, well, I'm two fingers from the bottom, and laced the side of my glass along the way. The nose is grainy, hints of vegetal chocolate, coffee and some red fruit, no real evidence of dry hopping. Flavor is burned malt, caramel, grain matter, chocolate finnisb. Mouthfeel is thinner than it could be, not evincing a dangerous alcohol content. This is not a session beer; I would neither object to a second or make time for it.

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3.5/5  rDev -15%

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4.78/5  rDev +16%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Cask pulled from Ye Olde Cheshire Cheese in London (ha, agreed with dcoux09, it's a great place, perhaps my favorite pub in the world).
Pours a beautiful deep black with 2 fingers of head that hold on tenaciously for almost ten minutes, leaving pretty nice lacing.
The nose is burnt chocolate and coffee, with a hint of malt.
Beautiful silky mouthfeel, with great body but managing not to be too heavy. The dark chocolate and coffee come on strong with almost a toffee note up front, but some malt flavor with just a hint of bitterness to balance the finish.

Hands down the best stout I've eve had. If you're lucky enough to see this, grab it. And if you're in London, make a trip to 145 Fleet St; you won't regret it.

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3.83/5  rDev -7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 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.

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4.03/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap in London at one of the great Sam Smith traditional bars.

This stout is a very deep brown, as expected. Head that lasts nicely, with great lacing. Smells of roasted grains, coffee, and a bit of chocolate. Heavy, dark smells. Definitely an extra stout. Tastes are similar. Very nutty, dark roasted malts, and grains. Not a lot of sweetness. Dry. The feel is average for a stout. Not heavy, but chewy. Good low level of carbonation.

This is a good example of an English stout. Nothing particularly amazing, but overall, a great beer.

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3/5  rDev -27.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

On tap at the British Legion Club in Chapeltown, Sheffield.
Very Dark, with coffee and oat like smells and taste, but this is balanced well with the chocolate flavours and the fact that this is as smooth as texture can get. The burnt taste is also present, so its not the sort of drink you could drink a lot of.
Good lacing, but obviously compromised for the head being so thick.

Overall, A very good stout, Perfect as a one off pint.

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4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

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3.57/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Poured with a decent finger-thick off-white head. Jet black in color. Aroma of some burnt grains, a little bit of coffee. Big time chocolate in taste, roasted grains. Smooth, creamy, a pretty good stout in all.

Not great for drinkability, just because of its thickness and chocolate taste. Great for an afternoon pint though.

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4/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

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5/5  rDev +21.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

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4.46/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

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4/5  rDev -2.9%

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3.78/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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.

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