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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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Ratings: 45
Reviews: 23
rAvg: 4.19
pDev: 10.26%
Wants: 17
Gots: 2 | 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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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!

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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.

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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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