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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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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

45 Ratings
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Ratings: 45
Reviews: 23
rAvg: 4.2
pDev: 10.24%
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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3/5  rDev -28.6%

DrMindbender, Nov 08, 2014
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4/5  rDev -4.8%

R_Kole, Nov 01, 2014
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4.45/5  rDev +6%

robotiks, Oct 29, 2014
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4.2/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured on draft to give a solid black body with a finger of thick, creamy head. There's only a faint aroma of chocolate that doesn't quite prepare you for the taste. The flavour is quite strong given the modest ABV, with roasted chocolate and coffee notes. The mouthfeel is thick and dry, as one would expect from the style.

This is definitely one of my favourite stouts; a solid offering from Samuel Smith's that makes a visit to one of their pubs well worth it (I believe it's only available on draft). It's the beer that other dry stouts wish they could be!

Chris_Burton, Oct 28, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -10.7%

BreweryRun, Oct 02, 2014
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4/5  rDev -4.8%

beerMeporfa, Aug 28, 2014
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5/5  rDev +19%

grahamboudreaux, Aug 23, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -10.7%

Sellen, Jul 19, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

jmejones, Jul 14, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

endless1408, Jun 01, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

pfhanlon, Apr 06, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +13.1%

agsourdough1, Nov 30, 2013
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3.98/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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 +1.2%

spointon, Nov 15, 2013
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4/5  rDev -4.8%

Josiah2729, Oct 19, 2013
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4/5  rDev -4.8%

Shanop1288, Jul 09, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

diverite, Mar 15, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -16.7%

Pelicanrocks, Mar 03, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

Seaba, Feb 28, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

His_Royal_Hoppiness, Feb 03, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

Danny1217, Jan 10, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -10.7%
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.

Tone, Sep 27, 2012
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5/5  rDev +19%

jnjander, Jul 13, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

ChaseTheAce, Feb 15, 2012
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5/5  rDev +19%

hncowden50, Nov 21, 2011
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Samuel Smith's Old Brewery Extra Stout from Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)
92 out of 100 based on 45 ratings.