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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: 2561   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.86   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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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.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ffaoe (269) - Moorestown, New Jersey, USA - JAN 8, 2015
malty, roasty, slight chocolatly aroma. pitch black in color with a large frothy light brown head. taste is very rich, malty, roasty, some chocolate notes. finished with slight coffee taste

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
swieca (84) - POLAND - JAN 7, 2015
Aroma: mostly chocolate, plums, but also alcohol and iron. Pours black with nice tan head. Full, roasty taste, dark malts, chocolate. Average carbonation, maybe to high for imperial stout. Good beer, but not a stunning one.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Gregus (332) - Kraków, POLAND - JAN 4, 2015
Butelka; barwa czarna z brązowymi reflaksami. Aromat czekoladowy, wędzony, susonych owoców, palony, śliwek w alkoholu. Smak czekoladowy, suszonych owców, śliwek w likierze.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MatthijsE (897) - NETHERLANDS - JAN 4, 2015
Bottle @ home. Pours dark, muddy, brown, with a thin tan head. The aroma is chocolate, lightly burnt toast, and toffee. Sweet and malty, with a smooth, pleasant bitterness to balance it out. Medium to heavy body, chalky, smooth, and a clean finish.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
rami_pl (120) - Warszawa, POLAND - JAN 4, 2015
(przeprowadzka z excela: 2014-11-07, Pod Mosteczkiem, butelka). Prawie nieprzeswitujace, na gleboki braz w barwie. piana bujna, ladnie brzudzaca szklo, dosc nierowna. Aromaty suszonych owocow, czekolada, sliwki, kawa, lekka palonosc. W smaku analogicznie. Bardzo gladki i pelen w ustach, przyjemnosc z faktury

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Fluxing (410) - POLAND - JAN 3, 2015
Warka do 01.2015. Kolor ciemnorubinowy, klarowne. Piana obfita, bezowa, powoli opada, zostawia gruba warstwe i mocno oblepia szklo. W aromacie dominuja melanoidyny, dalej kawa, palonosc, troche suszonych owocow, wisnie, maliny, po ogrzaniu delikatne mleko, moze diacetyl, ale dobrze wpasowuje sie w calosc. W odczuciu zawiesiste, pelne, gladkie, lekko sliskie (teraz to juz na pewno diacetyl). To zaskakujace, ze przy tak malym woltazu udalo sie uzyskac taka dobra konsystencje. W smaku odwrotnie niz w aromacie, dominuje kawa, palonosc i gorzka czekolada z lekkim posmakiem ciasta ze sliwkami, niestety pojawia sie takze nieprzyjemna kwasnosc i lekki metal. Goryczka niska, ziemista i ziolowa.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
sturmthis (637) - Ohio, USA - JAN 2, 2015
12 oz bottle. Black with one finger beige head. Chocolate aroma. Taste is similar, ends with coffee notes and dry. Enjoyable.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
eelco (74) - NETHERLANDS - DEC 29, 2014
Pitch black bear, brown head. Nice aroma’s of chocolate, dark fruit. Taste dark fruits, chocolate. Good, although not impressive.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
klm (15) - SLOVENIA - DEC 29, 2014
Probably one of the best imperial stout from England. Although this type of beer roots on the island, but the best examples come from the USA. Therefore, the most likely somewhat subjective assessment, because the Americans are in the manufacture of Imperial Stout step ahead ... Otherwise, however, a good example, with a unique aroma and flavor. Particularly interesting is the aftertaste that reminds me of the moment on a smoked beer.

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
donniemillan (54) - AUSTRALIA - DEC 29, 2014
It pours black, thin tan head. The aroma is amazing, strong dmsweet caramel and sultana, Christmas pudding. The taste follows through, dark fruit, sweet, very creamy and lasting mild bitterness.


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