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

bottled
common

on tap
common

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 2695   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.86/5   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
sudomorph (994) - Barrie, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 10, 2016
500ml bottle. Pours black with a finger and a half of tan head that thins to a thick film. Aroma has big notes of chocolate, a bit of sweet caramel, roasted malts, and hints of traditional hops. Taste is balanced. Caramel, bread, chocolate, and bit of roast, and a hint of coffee bitter at the end. Medium-full body with a low-medium carbonation. Pretty clean in the mouth with a slightly dry finish. Overall an easy drinking stout with lots of chocolate, caramel, bread and roast. Would call it an extra or foreign stout though at 7%.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Echon (194) - Århus, DENMARK - JAN 5, 2016
Black body with a brown head.
Aroma has caramel, chocolate, roasted malt and a bit of alcohol.
Medium sweetness and bitterness. Rich roasted taste with malty flavours. Bitter finish with some alcohol.
Full body with soft carbonation. Smooth.

Delicious and well-balanced imperial stout. Very drinkable.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
szeli (193) - GERMANY - JAN 2, 2016
Kaffee, Schokolade, sehr süffig. Leicht zu trinkendes Imperial Stout, zudem Röstmalze.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ByTheirLimpin (92) - New York, USA - JAN 2, 2016
Poured from the bottle. Jet black with a caramel head that was full and bodied. A definite caramel sniff. First taste is sweet, and sticks to the lips. Roasted malty goodness. Caramel, not much coffee, and little char. Lighter than I expected.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
portwood (3) - Markham, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 1, 2016 does not count
caramel, chocolate, coffee, nuts, medium sweetness, lightly bitter, full body, creamy, bitter, long finish,

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
LordBrew (128) - Ziemnice, POLAND - JAN 1, 2016
Piwo absolutnie czarne, z ładną, grubą, beżową pianą. Aromat - bardzo palony, czekoladowy, ciemne pieczywo, skórka chleba i rodzaj słodyczy, która kojarzy mi się z miodem. Bardzo przyjemny. Odczucie w ustach - niewyobrażalnie aksamitne, gładkie, znikome wysycenie, coś FANTASTYCZNEGO! Smak - zdecydowana dominacja paloności i palonej goryczki, kawa zbożowa, lekka słodycz czekoladowo-karmelowa. Posmak wyważony, kwaskowaty. Próżno tu szukać amerykańskiego chmielu i 150 IBU ale pełnia słodowych doznań zawarta w tym piwie oszałamia. No i ta aksamitność...

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
cfrancis (2857) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 31, 2015
Pours black with a small off white top. Aroma is light toasted malt, small bitter chocolate. Taste is a bit thin on body, low carbonation. Light toasted malt and low dark chocolate bitterness with a small hop complexity. Solid stout, nothing exceptional.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
hauxe (168) - Butzbach, GERMANY - DEC 26, 2015
Rated from old notes. Black as night with a tan head, and a wine/berry aroma. Rich roasted malts, caramel, chocolate, and a touch of currant sourness dominate the taste. Warming. Overall a wonderful and well balanced beer. Savor it as a digestif, and, importantly, at the right temperature.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
AnG_BrgNor (135) - Bergen, NORWAY - DEC 21, 2015
Aroma is not to strong, but it sweet malty with hints of licorice and coffee. The taste is really good. A full body and a warm perfeclty bitter taste. This beer is really great!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jksipa (636) - Newmarket, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 20, 2015
Bottle from the LCBO. Opaque brown pour with the slightest red tinge under a pillowy long lasting khaki head. Nose is of chocolate, coffee, roast nuts, and molasses. Light sweet toffee with a moderate dark chocolate bitterness and a hints of vanilla. Creamy full mouth with soft carbonation and a lingering bitter finish.


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