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


on tap

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RATINGS: 2538   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
John25 (684) - Middletown, New Jersey, USA - DEC 2, 2014
Bottle. Black with a thick mocha head and a lot of lacing. Roasted barley aroma with sweet cocoa. The taste follows adding some black licorice. Smooth feel, light for the style. Pretty good. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
pictoman (611) - British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 29, 2014
Poured from 550mL bottle. Near black with tan head. Aroma of licorice, dark dried fruit, and mild chocolate. Taste of very mild licorice, chocolate, subtle roast malt finish. Good, but there’s better imperial stouts.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Zlotta (96) - Bonn, GERMANY - NOV 28, 2014
0,355 l bottle. Pitch black with a big, foamy, stable, tan to light-brown head. Wonderful aroma of roasted malts, nuts, dark chocolate, plums and raisins. Taste starts with coffee and dark chocolate and ends with plums and raisins and hints of candy sugar. Light bitter and vinous finish. Slightly alcoholic. Full-bodied, creamy mouthfeel. Really pleasant beer. Couldn’t ask for much more.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
scooter131313 (22) - - NOV 24, 2014
A great English stout. I've got some on my shelf waiting for my next bottle to fill a tall and frosty glass. :-) ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BlazerT (76) - POLAND - NOV 23, 2014
Pitch black with average, beige, dense head. Aroma is complex - roasted malts, plums, deep, some booze. Taste is complex - there are for sure some dark fruits along with chocolate and roasty malt character. Full bodied and oily texture. Too lively for stout. Finish is chocolate/coffee and litte sour.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
AgentAle (790) - Alberta, CANADA - NOV 20, 2014
Aroma is rich roasty maltz with slight smokiness. Black licorice, biscuit and oats prominent here. Taste is rich malts, caramel, toffee and slight earthiness on the tip. The famous mineral water adds excellent mouth feel and finish. Appearance is black with a thin pearl head that retains fairly poorly.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
GuideDogSaint (481) - Xiamen, CHINA - NOV 16, 2014
Pint bottle from Beer Station, Xiamen. Pours black with a dissipating beige head. Aroma of chocolate, liquorice and toffee. Dry bitter finish. Going back for more.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Mr_Pink_152 (1038) - Lincoln, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - NOV 15, 2014
Bottle from Melbourn Bros in Stamford. Deep black with a thick head. Aroma has toasted malt the taste has more if the with subtle cocoa. Very good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Bork (334) - Rosewood, Georgia, USA - NOV 11, 2014
Full, rich and creamy stout with a nice mixture of caramel, toffee and faint roasted coffee beans. Wee tad of fruitiness does not improve score. No noticeable alcohol. Great brew.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
gopherfan99 (601) - CROATIA - NOV 10, 2014
Bottle; pours nearly black with a mocha head; aroma is roasted malts, coffee, chocolate, and hints of dark fruits; taste is chocolate, roasted coffee and malt; light bitter finish; I was expecting a little bit more of an American style imperial stout but by no means was I let down with this beer. It is a very good beer.

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