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


on tap

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RATINGS: 2639   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.86   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 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ochniczek (177) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - SEP 12, 2015
355ml bottle. unclear, black colour. little beige head, not too rich lacing. aroma of coffe, chocolate and roasted malts. well balanced sweetness and bitterness, finish slightly dry. hidden alcohol. nice to drink

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
creppyiceman (129) - POLAND - SEP 6, 2015
(bottle 330ml) Aroma: quite sweet roasty chocolate,.licorice, bready nose with a hint of alcochol in the back. Appearance: black color, medium size beige head with decent lacing Taste: medium-sweetness, chocolate and bready flavours combined with roasty bitterness,Loooong roasty finish. Liqueur-like aftertaste. Palate:medium body, medium carbonation Overall: I excepted something better, it’s decent but nothing more,

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
miyauchi38 (879) - chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 4, 2015
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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Blastomorpha (27) - - AUG 29, 2015
A beer that shows its royal status just from the bottle. If you like this style this is a must.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Patersoi (71) - AUSTRALIA - AUG 29, 2015
Pours nearly black with dense honeycomb head. Smells and tastes like black treacle. Not your traditional stout then. Taste lingers with sickly sweet malt on the finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hoplover66 (67) - Barcelona, SPAIN - AUG 27, 2015
Color negro, espuma beige que no desaparece completamente. Aroma chocolate, café. Sabor tostado, chocolate negro, café y un toque dulce aterciopelado . Cuerpo medio, carbonatación baja. Final amargo y seco bastante persistente. Una excelente RIS.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
PabloZab (635) - Wroclaw, POLAND - AUG 26, 2015
Bottle 355ml. Beer is totally black with beige, frothy head and very nice lacing. Dark chocolate and roasty notes in aroma with small hint of alcohol like liqueur, very nice and quite intensive especially when beer is getting warm. Roasty and chocolate notes in taste with small sour hint in aftertaste but there in not full body and oily texture as I expected. Bitterness small to medium, long, roasty with chocolate hint, very nice. Beer is more dry than sweet so there is next suprise for me but generally it’s OK. Alcohol very good hidden. Nice, medium body, drinkable but there is no "alcohol claw" which is characteristic for RIS. Anyway good beer, not so rich of alcohol as most of RIS but very nice in such issuance.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
chrisbruce (18) - SCOTLAND - AUG 25, 2015
Very dark with tan coloured head and a rich aroma of coffee and muted chocolate. Flavour is sweet with some molasses and palate as oily as would be expected.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
raychao (2) - MACAU - AUG 16, 2015 does not count
Chocolate and soy sauce aroma, also can feel inside alcohol, sour and Obsolete taste Color like engine oil, little brown head, can’t see the bubbles Chocolate, smoke and soy sauce’s salty taste in the mouth, tongue can feel a few bubbles. Sour and chocolate’s bitter, little bit sweet aftertaste. Body is not too heavy for imperial stout Quite good but not the best

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Filipbeer (126) - - AUG 15, 2015
Completely black beer with creamy head and good lacing Coffee, vanilla and chocolate aromas but also some liquorous and sweet notes such as blackberries and strawberries. Despite this, aroma is note very complex. In mouth it is sweet but well balanced by the hop bitterness. Full-body and an oily mouthfeel. Low carbonation. Medium aftertaste. Good and enjoyable imperial stout

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