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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: 2626   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.86   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.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SinH4 (1131) - Garching, Bavaria, GERMANY - JUL 15, 2015
UPDATED: JUL 16, 2015 Black color with nice head. Coffee, milk chocolate, sweet. Bitter finish. Tangy and a bit spicy. Not bad!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
anstei (343) - Zurich, SWITZERLAND - JUL 15, 2015
Bottle. Dark. Aroma of sweet chocolate, taste more like coffee. Well balanced, but not all too complex. Still, a good one.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Paladares (102) - Madrid, SPAIN - JUL 15, 2015
Botella. Color negro opaco. Espuma cremosa que mantiene una fina capa. Aroma a chocolate, café, pasas, algo de tabaco... En boca encuentro mucha presencia de tabaco y caramelo. Fuerte amargor y punch final de alcohol pero compensado con un toque dulce a caramelo. Una muy buena stout, pero me quedo con su compañera la Chocolate Stout.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
ston3s42 (44) - - JUL 5, 2015
Pitch black appearance with no head. Tastes of roasted coffee, complex dark caramel, nuts and vanilla

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
artemb (148) - Chisinau, MOLDOVA - JUL 4, 2015
aroma: dark fruits, ash, burned coffee. taste: moderate sweeteness, moderate biterness, light sourness. flavour: bitter chocolate, ash, dark sour fruits, some alcohol. overall this is good and not so strong as usual imperial stout.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Mister_Li (169) - GERMANY - JUL 2, 2015
Tiefschwarz mit hellbraunem cremigen Schaum. Röstaromen, Karamell, leicht süßlich, langer bitterer Abgang.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sebilinz (1118) - Linz, AUSTRIA - JUN 26, 2015
Bottle. Black body brown head. Aroma is dried fruits with vanilla and toffee. Taste is also dark caramel with vanilla with some dried fruits. Aftertaste is very well balanced between roasted malts sweetness and some roasted malts bitterness. Very nice and drinkable.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beerathon (1590) - Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 24, 2015
Slick mouthfeel, black pour, creamy tan head with lacing. Bitter chocolate, hops, roasted malts, rich, full bodied. Would have liked a higher ABV, seeing that it’s an Imperial Stout, but still decent.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Kita (1495) - Koper, SLOVENIA - JUN 20, 2015
Bottle, 0.355l. Murky dark brown color with medium creamy light brown head, nice lacing and average sparkling appearance. Aroma of dark fruits, chocolate, flowers, roasted malt and coffee. Taste starts with moderate sweet and rich roasted malt, follows grassy, fruity and with notes of licorice, mouthfeel is warming and mild spicy, while finish is moderate bitter. Full body, creamy texture and soft carbonation in palate. Creamy, strong and herbal...

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mikkellund42 (650) - DENMARK - JUN 19, 2015
Bottle. Pours opaque black with small white head. Aroma is roasted malt, barley, soy sauce, sweet licorice, mint and hints of mustard. Taste is medium sweet, light to medium bitter, light acidic, faint salty and medium umami. Body is oily with soft carbonation. Finish is long and balanced bitter and sweet with notes of roasted malt, coffee, caramel, soy sauce, sour apples, sweet licorice and gravy. Very rich.


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