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


on tap

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 2663   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.86/5   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
rafax (13) - POLAND - NOV 5, 2015
Bottle. Very nice, but not long lasting, dark beige head. Aroma of sweet malts, coffee and toffee, little bit roasty. Strong medium body with a short, light bitterness and sweet coffee finish. Well hidden alcohol. Very good option to celebrate International Stout Day 2015 ;-)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
colui72 (419) - HONG KONG - NOV 4, 2015
Very classic stout appearance: black with lasting thin beige head. Aroma is simple, roasted malts, some hops. Taste is medium-sweet, something sweet similar to classic old generation chewing-gum, balanced by a bitter flavour of roasted malts. A very nice beer by a British master!

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
stoigniew (94) - Łęczna, POLAND - OCT 30, 2015
Piwo w aromacie solidnie palone i zbożowe, dochodzi gorzka czekolada a właściwie bombonierka alkoholowa :) W smaku wytrawne, zaznaczona kwaskowość i sporo czekolady, goryczka średnia ku niskiej niezalegająca. Piwo bardzo wyważone, mało ciała ale i tak bogate w swej prostocie, bardzo smaczne i bardzo pijalne. Nie jest to typowy RIS ale w kategorii stoutu to jak najbardziej.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DeadRomance (32) - - OCT 30, 2015
Aroma: chocolate, coffee, roasty, alcohol, soy sauce, vanilla Appearance: black, rocky head, brown foam Taste: medium sweetness, medium bitterness Palate: medium body, average carbonation, long finish Overall: Good stout

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
kurczako (137) - POLAND - OCT 29, 2015
W aromacie paloność, kawa, toffi. W smaku niestety lekko wodniste, nie oblepia kubków smakowych, mocno słodkie, palone, dobrze ukryta alkoholowość. Dość spory zawód.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
martpez (45) - York, North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - OCT 23, 2015
UPDATED: NOV 5, 2015 Very impressed. The high alcohol content makes all the difference. With this wonderfully sharp, complex and full bodied taste. Sam Smiths really know what they are doing here and deserve credit. Poured out into a glass, has a small head with the classic dark caramel colour assocated with stouts. Drank in my home in york. The bottle was brought from the house of trembling madness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DavidAust (132) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - OCT 23, 2015
Lovely beer. Standard bottle poured into a snifter. Nice aroma of coffee, toffee and malt - perhaps a little burnt. Appearance was jet black. I did a lively pour and received three fingers of a dark tan coloured head which fell to one finger fairly quickly. Foam then slowly reduced to just a covering but left lacing all the way down the glass. Taste is bittersweet. Roasted and slightly singed malts with treacle hints. Gets better as the contents warm to room temperature. Continues to get maltier as you get further into the glass. Loved it, only the slightest indication of the 7% alcohol, and tons of flavour. Not the best ever, but of a very high standard.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DrNosha (726) - Baden Württemberg, Germany, GERMANY - OCT 21, 2015
355ml Flasche. Tolle schwarze Farbe mit wenig Kaffeschaum. Süßlich schokoladiges Aroma. Im Geschmack vollmundig cremig. Kaffee, Toffee, Schokolade. Man merkt dass es kräftig ist.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
tekstr1der (225) - 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 (924) - 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.

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