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


on tap

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 2747   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 1/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
LiamPatrick16 (124) - Montgomery, New York, USA - JUL 10, 2004
UPDATED: JUL 13, 2004 i dont really think it is as good as it was rated. Thick dark body and big thick head. Bittter aroma and bitter taste. not that pleasant to drink but better then other imperials.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dough77 (821) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - JUL 9, 2004
not by any means the best brew i’ve had. not even close to the best i.s. very surprised to see it rated as high as it was. im pretty sure i have a grudge against sam smith and his beers, not sure why.. maybe because i feel they are mass produced and too well known to be a good beer. maybe not though. this beer was lie any other stout i’ve had but with a bit less flavor. nothing to go back for agian, and nothing to lift my prejudice agains sammy smith and his beers.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
MagikLair (9) - Alexandria, Minnesota, USA - JUL 3, 2004 does not count
Large, creamy caramel coloured head. Very nice dark dark brown colour. Smells of coffee and sweetness. Tastes of sweet chocolate and coffee. Smooth. Very near perfection.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
walleye (1092) - Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA - JUL 1, 2004
UPDATED: JUL 8, 2004 poured dark brown to black with a fluffy head.aroma malts, choc, plums, molasses another one that I had a hard time taking my nose away from the glass. flavor molasses, dark fruits,sweet dark choc. hints of coffee, raisins. I have had this bottle for 8 months I sure wish I would have opened it sooner a very good beer going to buy more

   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 (6607) - 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!!!

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