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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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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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beerMeporfa

California

4/5  rDev -5.7%

08-28-2014 05:53:24 | More by beerMeporfa
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grahamboudreaux

Tennessee

5/5  rDev +17.9%

08-23-2014 20:32:54 | More by grahamboudreaux
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Sellen

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev -11.6%

07-19-2014 14:30:50 | More by Sellen
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jmejones

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

07-14-2014 09:50:19 | More by jmejones
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endless1408

United Kingdom (England)

4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

06-01-2014 17:42:31 | More by endless1408
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pfhanlon

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

04-06-2014 19:32:47 | More by pfhanlon
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agsourdough1

Florida

4.75/5  rDev +12%

11-30-2013 01:39:42 | More by agsourdough1
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FLima

Brazil

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.

11-16-2013 14:39:03 | More by FLima
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spointon

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

11-15-2013 20:57:13 | More by spointon
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Josiah2729

Tennessee

4/5  rDev -5.7%

10-19-2013 07:50:08 | More by Josiah2729
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Shanop1288

California

4/5  rDev -5.7%

07-09-2013 07:46:37 | More by Shanop1288
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diverite

Connecticut

4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

03-15-2013 16:08:56 | More by diverite
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Pelicanrocks

United Kingdom (England)

3.5/5  rDev -17.5%

03-03-2013 00:43:52 | More by Pelicanrocks
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Seaba

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

02-28-2013 14:39:26 | More by Seaba
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His_Royal_Hoppiness

United Kingdom (England)

4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

02-03-2013 00:38:28 | More by His_Royal_Hoppiness
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Danny1217

Florida

4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

01-10-2013 04:38:42 | More by Danny1217
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Tone

Missouri

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.

09-27-2012 02:01:45 | More by Tone
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jnjander

Georgia

5/5  rDev +17.9%

07-13-2012 16:38:22 | More by jnjander
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ChaseTheAce

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

02-15-2012 04:31:55 | More by ChaseTheAce
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hncowden50

North Carolina

5/5  rDev +17.9%

11-21-2011 03:39:49 | More by hncowden50
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BlackHaddock

United Kingdom (England)

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.

11-02-2011 13:45:19 | More by BlackHaddock
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DoktorZee

Alberta (Canada)

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!

08-21-2011 16:22:43 | More by DoktorZee
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StJamesGate

New York

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.

06-20-2011 12:14:37 | More by StJamesGate
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woosterbill

Kentucky

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!

06-17-2011 02:49:43 | More by woosterbill
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Brouwerij78

New York

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.

05-28-2011 15:01:39 | More by Brouwerij78
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Samuel Smith's Old Brewery Extra Stout from Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)
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