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


on tap

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 2733   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.86/5   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 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Walt (2449) - Austin, Texas, USA - JUL 1, 2004
Yet another fine brew from Sam Smith. Very dark...thick creamy head...coffee and chocolate...creamy bitterness with a mildly sweet finish...

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
PetetheMeat (621) - Hove, DENMARK - JUL 1, 2004
UPDATED: SEP 11, 2007 Black, toffee coloured tall lasting head. Salty aroma with chocolate and traces of red berries. Very rich flavour with more chocolate, coffee, roasted and sweet malts, vanilla, traces of red berries and some smokey notes too. Exceptionally smooth yet sugarsticky palate. Overall excellent.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
larsniclas (6479) - Billdal, SWEDEN - JUN 27, 2004
Bottled. Black with an offwhite head. A salty aroma from chocolate and overripe apples. Flavour is burnt from coffee and really dark chocolate.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
BeerPrince (1701) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 27, 2004
Great brew. The first aroma I noticed was cocoa and very subtle coffee. Sweetness is actually very nice as it mixes with the creamy texture that gives more than a mouthful. Nicely carbonated with a nice long buzz on the tongue. Black as tar on the pour with a nice creamy head. One I will have again for sure.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rickgordon (3851) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUN 26, 2004
Bottled. Dark brown. Huge aroma from raisins and overripe apples. Creamy flavour with notes of mocca, coffee and dark chocolate. Dry, woody palate.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mohawksin (187) - Nebraska, USA - JUN 25, 2004
Cola colored with a frothy head. Heavy sweet roasted malt smell. Tasted outstanding!! Strong bitter coffee taste. This would be a perfect breakfast beer. I could feel the alcohol burn on my lips but not in the taste. And so smooooooth!!!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
eboats (1082) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - JUN 24, 2004
Very dark with a frothy dark tan head. Has a subtle sour grape smell similar to some wines. Feels oily and tastes like burnt raisins. The chocolate flavor is kind of like the bitter rasberry chocolate filling in the middle of cakes. A very sweet beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - JUN 23, 2004
I, too, love dark beer, and this is no exception. Pours a lovely black with a brownish head. Very smooth for the style, but nonetheless makes its presence known in the aftertaste.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
cigarsnbeer (146) - Valley City, North Dakota, USA - JUN 20, 2004
First off, my must tell you--I LOVE DARK BEER! This beer DIDN"T let me down. Terrific melding of hops and malt, The lacing on the glass is like looking at a beautiful painting. If you love stouts as much as I do, buy this beer!!! If you don’t---BUY THIS BEER!!!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
TJackHole (83) - Alabama, USA - JUN 18, 2004
nice medium head, very rich with a nice bitter taste not feeliing the christmas cake but chocolate for sure.

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