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


on tap

Broad Distribution

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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 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
hotstuff (4284) - Indiana, USA - NOV 9, 2003
This beer's appearance included a small sized tan head with fine-small bubbles that completely dissipated.The body was uncarbonated and opaque with a black hue.The nose of this beer was that of sweaty feet (oh yum) with a very mild coffee flavor.It had a smooth, watery and thin mouthfeel and it was light bodied.The lacing was very sparse.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
thedm (4971) - Fort Wayne, USA - NOV 9, 2003
This brew poured asmall head of fie to large sized mostly diminishing brown colored bubbles that left behind a fair lacing and an opaque black body with no visible carbonation. It had a strong dark malt aroma that reminded us of sweaty gym socks and a hint of ammonia. The mouthfeel was smooth and tingly with a lingering tingly finish. It also had a very nice dark malt and mild coffee flavor with a very well hidden mild alcohol content.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
wunderbier (1434) - Tampere, FINLAND - NOV 7, 2003
UPDATED: AUG 10, 2004 Brown sugar, chocolate, smokey, coffee. Quite a nice mix of sweet and bitter. Somewhat thin mouthfeel. Really a tasty brew, but lose the damn clear bottle! Rerate: Upon retrying this I realized that the flavor was much nicer than I had originally given it credit for and the mouthfeel was a bit fuller than I remembered.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jeffc666 (1984) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - NOV 5, 2003
Pitch black with a nice rocky tan head and very nice lacing. Big chocolate roasted aroma, quite sweet smelling, banana? Flavor is sweet and roasted malt. A bit lighter then the typical American Imperial Stout. Body is medium and oily.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mattj (10) - USA - NOV 3, 2003
Although I'm not a stout fan, this is a great one to keep around for when I want to mix things up a bit.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bclasen (17) - USA - OCT 31, 2003
A treat for me on Halloween. Pours to a beautiful beige head, long lasting. Has a great appearance, very dark, nice lacing. Aroma was great & roasty, a bit of chocolate & raisin? Great tasing, a bit sweet, but some slight bitterness. Dry finish, an excellent brew, a real sippin' treasure.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
CEZ (399) - Milano, ITALY - OCT 30, 2003
I was delighted by my first imperial stout. Very dark brown colour, almost impenetrable to light; short, lasting brown head. Oustanding aroma (marsala wine, chocolate malt, caramel, coffee) and rich taste. A licorice touch in the finish, which is long, bitter, and delicious.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Seadonkey (5) - Texas, USA - OCT 27, 2003 does not count
Aroma has less alcohol than most imperial stouts. A pretty typical mix of coffee and chocolate smell with a hint of fruit. Very dark and oily in appearance. You think if you put a finger in it may feel greasy. Fantastic taste! Just the right amount of bitter. A surprisingly pleasant amount of carbonation. Good bit of sweetness can be recognized before the bitter hits home. I'm a stout drinker, and this is definitely on my favorites list.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Jedsbrew (465) - Rhineland, Missouri, USA - OCT 22, 2003
Very dark with an excellent light brown head and lacing. Nice coffee and chocolate aroma, slightly smoky and fruity, and a touch vinous. Full bodied and sweet up front, with bakers chocolate and dried fruit flavors, turning more bitter with a faint sourness. The finish was medium and well balanced. A rich and satisfying stout.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
motelpogo (7054) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - OCT 21, 2003
i must have missed something about this beer. it had the right ingredients - port tobacco aroma, tasted of chocolate powder and compost. but it was very flat, far removed from the full and silky texture i expected. not that it was that bad

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