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Samuel Smiths Imperial Stout

Brewed by Samuel Smith
Style: Imperial Stout
Tadcaster, England
Serve in Snifter


on tap

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 2645   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.86   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
Available filtered and pasteurised in clear glass bottles.
Rich, flavorful, deep chocolate color, scented and roasted barley nose. Complexity of malt, hops, alcohol and yeast.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
tekstr1der (181) - New Hampshire, USA - OCT 12, 2015
Jeez, these guys brew consistently amazing stuff. Dark brown, near black with quickly disappearing top poured in a snifter. Candy caramel and toffee on the nose. Rich, velvety dark cocoa flavors among some roasted quality of the malt. Remarkably smooth, with slightly sweet lingering taste. Wow.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
VamboladeTolly (838) - Tartu, ESTONIA - OCT 11, 2015
Bottle. pours deep dark brown with brownish head. Aroma is roasted, toffee, coffee, raisins.Taste is sweet, with some bitterness, coffee, toffee, butterscotsh sweetness, slight smoke. Almost full body. Ok. Beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Nevalainen (292) - FINLAND - OCT 11, 2015
Black color with brown head. Aroma is toffee, coffee, roast. Taste is smooth, a bit caramelly and coffee finish. Cant feel the alcohol althoug it’s 7 %. Very nice, very rich with everything, but nothing too much.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
Chopper925 (315) - Gross Gerau, GERMANY - OCT 7, 2015
Bottle. Pours pitch black into the glass, beige head. Nose is full of nice malt, liquorice, toffee and dark chocolate aromas, Dry taste, light sour, light alcoholic, medium to high bitterness. Medium to nice thick mouthfeel, fresh carbonation. Malty aftertaste, spicy, sharp roasted notes and more bitterness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Cristobal37 (428) - Canyon Lake, California, USA - OCT 5, 2015
Soft, rooty, with licorice or annise. Jet black with great dark tan head. Aroma of gingerbread cookies, spice, and sweet malt. Tasty but what I think is unique about it is the herbal flavors. No chocolate, coffee, or aged barrel antics here. Quite light bodied but big on flavor. As it warms the herbs come out more but so do the cookie malts. Reminds me of a Hungarian apertif called Unicum which shares the medicinal herb flavor but packs a much boozier punch. Both are quite nice on a cool night.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ciocanelu (271) - Timisoara, ROMANIA - OCT 4, 2015
Black color with dark beige head. Aroma has sweet chocolate and dark malts. Also a faint berries note. Taste starts sweet with a liquorice note and gets more bitter towards the finish but never getting unbalanced. Overall it’s a classic, very well made imperial stout.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
FraekkeFyr87 (188) - - OCT 4, 2015
The aroma is full of chocolate, roasted barley, coffee, yeast, malt, tar and dried fruits. The color is pitch black. The taste is full of chocolate, coffee, dried fruits, roasted barley and malt. A nice beer!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
WillRunForBeer (1593) - Massachusetts, USA - OCT 3, 2015
Bottle at BBC. Pours nearly black with a beige head. Aroms is caramel, chocolate, roast. Taste is on point , perfect. Caramel, chocolate, coffee.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
malingil (11) - Luzern, SWITZERLAND - SEP 30, 2015
tiefbraune Farbe mit vollem, kaffeefarbenem Schaum. Aromen von geröstetem Kaffee leichter Lakritze und eine wunderschöne malzige Süsse runden das Bier ab. ganz leicht säuerlich im Abgang mit einer dezenten hopfigen Bitterkeit. Sehr Toll! Mein liebstes Stout bisher.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MonsterMagnet (694) - NETHERLANDS - SEP 27, 2015
Bottle, pours black and tan. Liquorice, deep dark chocolate, slightly burnt caramel, black berries. Light sweet, moderate high bitter, oily texture, medium body. Lingering bitter finish.

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