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


on tap

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RATINGS: 2468   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 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Zodanga (26) - Alabama, USA - OCT 26, 2002
I grabbed this out of the fridge thinking it was oatmeal stout..hmm, my oatmeal go bad? After two pulls I look down and notice it is imperial instead. Itís think and fairly smooth but not as sweet as the oatmeal. The alcohol taste also comes thru stronger then I prefer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
rolo99 (29) - USA - OCT 20, 2002
Very tasty beer

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jpfrog (130) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - OCT 20, 2002
This is a great beer. There is so many layerís to speak of. There is a mollasses, espresso bean, fruity, creamy sensation and tastes all in one. Another good beer SS.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Kevbo99 (149) - Dunmore, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 20, 2002
SIMPLY WONDERFUL! It has a tad more of an alcohol taste then some imperial stouts but it is by far on of the best I.S.ís out there. Take it easy with this one an enjoy it slowly.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
johndoughty (3880) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - OCT 20, 2002
A heavy beer with a liquorice like taste.Its not meant for session drinking but rather for supping like a classical port.Unique and easily identifiable. Whe you find a bottle enjoy it-slowly.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
muzzlehatch (4424) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - OCT 17, 2002
August 01: Thickest brew Iíve ever had; like drinking milk, or.. well, something else thick. Black as night; brown head dies quickly. Very vinous nose, flavor has expected bitterness, coffee and chocolate notes, and some sweetness. Good, but Iíll take McNeills anyday. Oct 02: Bumping it up a little; palate is certainly close to perfect, smooth and soft, then a hint of bitterness creeps in, then softens again into a gentle warmth, like a bubble bath. Great beer, and one of the more accessible Imperials out there.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Wakie (612) - Centreville, Virginia, USA - OCT 17, 2002
A tastey and very satisfying stout. Nice pitch black appearance and a great simple aroma. The flavor was slightly reminiscent of a Belgian Strong Ale but certainly enjoyable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
amx1970390 (480) - Southampton, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 16, 2002
I do not remember much about this brew, I had it after quite a few Belgian Strong Ales, but as a person who dosent like Stouts, I though this was pretty good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheRimmer (483) - Florida, USA - OCT 13, 2002
Your basic stout aroma coupled with neato packaging and the smoothest buttery palate make this almost as good as standing outside a taco bell wearing raRocky Raccoon pelts and throwing rocks at the drive thru window. The head on this was beige that gave way to a deep red color when bubbles perforated it. Very good stout with a light molasses taste.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
urbnhautebourg (997) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - OCT 7, 2002
UPDATED: JAN 6, 2004 Rust head on midnight body. Nose of grapes-to-raisins-to-sherry. Same in the mouth, with charcoal, tobacco and plum/prune. Long lovely finish providing a much-needed dryness for all the dark fruit lushness. A classic.

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