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


on tap

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RATINGS: 2497   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 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Moolesen (200) - NETHERLANDS - SEP 2, 2014
Bottle 35,5cl. Black with a small brown head. Strong nose of coffee, chocolate and hints of truffel. Extreme rich flavour where chocolate is dominant followed by coffee and english liquorice. Very long finish. Great beer

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Alengrin (1824) - BELGIUM - SEP 2, 2014
A classic, one of those impies that revived the style in the previous century. Brownish beige, creamy, stable head and black colour with ruby hue, only under bright light. Dense and complex aroma of coffee, dry sherry, pear syrup, raisins, cinnamon, ginger, chocolate sauce and cocoa powder. Refined, rich taste with lots of chocolate and candied fruits, sweet but subtly evolving into a mouth-filling, creamy but not too sharp roasted bitterness (black coffee), nutty, caramelly and a bit woody, with a meaty finish with delicate aromatic hops. Not as ’agressive’, spicy or bold as many of the imperial stouts that followed in the Anglo-Saxon world, but well-rounded, very rewarding and very well-balanced.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
rollerton (42) - SWEDEN - SEP 1, 2014
Tastes like toasted chocolate, a classic stout. Complex and rich taste, of cream, caramel, and cofee. A very nice stout, indeed!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cenzura (40) - Warsaw, POLAND - AUG 31, 2014
Aroma: Dark chocolate, classy alcohol and roasted malts takes only small part in overall smell. Taste: Again chocolate, little sourness and very, very long great aftertaste. Average carbonation. More body will be better, but that beer is really good. Amazing finish. Price [Warsaw, Poland] 15,5PLN = 3,7 Euro

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Iznougut (5) - Sant Quirze De Besora, - AUG 29, 2014 does not count
UPDATED: SEP 11, 2014 La primera no em va convčncer.. Gas normal, bon gust a cafč/xocolata? I regust de carmel.. Bona. M’ha fet repensar la calificació

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 17/20
HammerTroll (509) - Pula / Zagreb, CROATIA - AUG 29, 2014
Completely dark body, huge tan head. Big dark fruit aroma, coffee, alcohol and alcohol. A bit watery, medium to full body, soft carbonation. Bitter and sour taste, coffee bitter finish. Finally, a decent Samuel Smiths.
(Dobro Pivo Pri Ščurku 0,33l bottle)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
veceo (525) - CROATIA - AUG 29, 2014
Very dark brown color, big and staying brownish head. Medium to full body, soft carbonation. Aroma of banana, chocolate, coffee, strawberry. Medium sweet taste, little bit boozy. Very good, but notes of alcohol and slightly lighter body lowered overall score.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
RobertDale (3477) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - AUG 28, 2014
500 ml. bottle. Pours black with a nice tan head. Aroma of malt, chocolate, and coffee. Taste is roasted malt, dark chocolate, coffee, caramel, and dark fruit. Well crafted.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Procent (102) - POLAND - AUG 26, 2014
W aromacie czekolada i nuty palone, wiśnie w likierze, delikatny karmel w tle. Piana beżowa, średnio obfita, ładny lacing. Barwa czarna, pod światło ciemnorubinowa. W smaku paloność, suszone śliwki, lekko wiśniowe, kwaskowe. Goryczka niska ku średniej w porywach. Takie połączenie Imp. Stouta z Sour Ale. Dość lekkie, nie mój klimat. Warka do 01.2015r.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
arnold931 (557) - Iowa, USA - AUG 16, 2014
Bottle. Pours dark brown with ruby highlights. Tan head with nice lacing. Nose is plum and prune. Nice smooth taste.

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