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

bottled
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RATINGS: 2586   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.86   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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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.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
KW92 (193) - Warszawa, POLAND - MAR 8, 2015

WYGLĄD: Barwa czarna z rubinowymi refleksami, nieprzejrzyste. Piana drobna, z początku wysoka, by po chwili opaść do pół centymetrowej warstewki.
AROMAT: Likier kawowy, kakao, wanilia delikatna paloność słodowa
SMAK: Podobnie do zapachu, z tą różnicą, że w smaku jest przewaga słodowości i czekolady deserowej. Goryczka niska. Wysycenie średnie.
OGÓLNIE: Muszę się przyczepić do jednej rzeczy, a mianowicie zapachu - mało intensywny.Sprawia wrażenie gęstego/oleistego, ale to tylko pozory, bo w rzeczywistości jest nieco wodnisty, co sprawia, że przez to jest dobrze pijalny. Oprócz tego nie mam nie mam większych uwag w kwestii smaku i ogólnego odbioru. Jest to dobry Imperialny Stout i nic więcej.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
willisread (407) - Tokyo, JAPAN - MAR 8, 2015
Old rating. Bottle from Old Town. Aromas of vanilla, oak, dark fruit, cacao and star anise. Taste is more of the same with the malts really standing out. Very smooth and drinkable. Slightly bitter finish. Thin body and slightly watery mouthfeel.

2.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
w_adwersarz (272) - Cracow, POLAND - MAR 5, 2015
Na początek z butelki pojawiły się przyjemne aromaty czerwonych owoców i lukrecji, a następnie czekolada. W szkle już niestety czar prysł, gazowało się jak cola, i piana równie szybko znikła, były to wręcz nanosekundy. Zastanawiałem się jak mrugnąłem czy mi się ta piana nie przewidziała. Wygląd rozgazowanej, tygodniowej coli. Barwa brunatna, prawie czarne, znikome prześwity. Aromat ze szkła też stracił, do owoców dołączył lekki kwach, a czekolada się ulotniła. W smaku jest trochę gorzkiej czekolady, trochę owoców czerwonych i mało przyjemny alkohol, odczuwalny z tyłu podniebienia i na tyle języka. Piwo ma tylko 7% a jest wręcz wodniste, wysoko wysycone. Do tego niska goryczka z czekoladowo kwachowo/alkoholowym posmakiem

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
allmyvinyl (5177) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 4, 2015
355ml bottle from Great Grog. 7.5%. Pours jet black, thin tan head, hangs around but. Aromas are light liquorice, tar, coffee. Taste is sweet, coffee, dark chocolate. Oily texture, but a tad thin at the end.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Handypaul (293) - - MAR 2, 2015
Bottle. Pours black with a quickly disappearing beige head that ultimately leaves a thin ring and very little lacing. Faint aroma of coffee and chocolate. Medium bitter, light body, average carbonation, lightly bitter finish. Not so hot.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
ttoadee (816) - Austin, Texas, USA - FEB 26, 2015
Deeeep black pour, thin but steady toffee head. Nose is espresso, cherries, and a hint of alcohol. Bittersweet. The middle is a spoonful; of coco,of roasted barley, of slightly woody hops, of diamonds...oops a Howlin’ Wolf slip. Finish is velvet smooth malt, with a gentle hop kiss out the back door. A well conceived brewing effort.

3.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
King_Alex_II (305) - SWITZERLAND - FEB 24, 2015
Pitch black with light brown color. The smell is insanely sweet and a bit roasty. The taste is a tiny bit watery but quite sweet. Still, this is a creamy, but well carbonated stout. Sweet aftertaste with light licorice and roast notes.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
alomtnez (102) - SPAIN - FEB 21, 2015
Bottle. Pours medium brownish creamy-frothy head, not very lasting. Dark mahogany colour with dark caramel hues. Aroma is complex with prune, toasted malt, caramel and some slight bitterness. Taste is similar, adding an acidic start, dry cocoa, black coffe and liquorize sweetness. A very flavourful and balanced imperial stout without ashes notes.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rkehlet (20) - - FEB 13, 2015
Illegal this beer. Balanced sweet and bitterness, chocolate and malt and a treat for the eye

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
islay (1364) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - FEB 7, 2015
18.7 ounce bottle, consumed on 2-5-15. Pours a dark brown with a small amount of bubbly, taupe/tan head. Nice shade of head. Chocolate milk, cocoa, and carob scents. English yeast smell. Roasted malt and burnt toast flavors. Lively and crisp in the palate. Medium body. This is a nice beer, but it’s not as good as I remember it being from drinking it years in the past. This is not at all what would be considered an imperial stout if it were first brewed today.


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