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

bottled
common

on tap
common

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 2493   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.86   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jaymobrown (1664) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 23, 2002
Has a nutty, malty aroma. Dark appearance with little head. A real good roasted chocolate, toffee flavor. This is a beer worth the taste.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Aesir (130) - Tustin, California, USA - AUG 22, 2002
Pretty good. I can see where it might be described as having a bit of fruit in the flavor. A good imperial stout, but there are better.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
papajohn (1249) - San Diego (Mira Mesa), California, USA - AUG 22, 2002
Strong, but not overwhelming. Hint of burnt caramel, dark coffee and liquorice. Slight bitter after taste. Very good, but expensive.

4.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
BigSkyman007 (202) - USA - AUG 20, 2002
Wonderful color, very very dark. This and Weyerbacher’s Imperial Stout are my two favorite beers. Aroma slightly sweet, very nice hint of chocolate, rich flavor with a nice hoppiness. Finishes smoothly, which makes a beer like this preferable to me over Guinness. Incredible!

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
softale (188) - Michigan, USA - AUG 20, 2002
No. 100 for me. This is some great beer. Dark as the darkest night. Aroma is very pleasant with subdued coffee, bittersweet chocolate, toffee, caramel and deeply roasted malts. Taste is a wonderful mix of all those aromas and more. Velvetly smooth texture makes this a delight to sip and savor. This is a classic!!!

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rmalloy (199) - los angeles, California, USA - AUG 17, 2002
I like everything except the finish. Delicious tastes of chocolate, molasses, and caramel. Beautiful dark color. Focused chocolate nose. The hoppy finish is harsh and unpleasant to my tongue.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Hoss (607) - Florida, USA - AUG 14, 2002
Thank goodness someone wants to brew something other than a guinness want to be. This style of imperial stout needs better distribution. The alcohol while apparent does not dominate.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
shadey (1897) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - AUG 12, 2002
UPDATED: DEC 20, 2004 Very nice. Looks like motor oil, but has a great flavor.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
friejose (24) - Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 11, 2002
For someone weaned on Guinness, this beer was a revelation. Rich and powerful, but not too heavy. I had it in the humid Massachusetts summer and it’s fantastic taste belied the folk wisdom thast stouts bare only for the winter. This is a special beer.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
bubslang (438) - Kentwood, Michigan, USA - AUG 9, 2002
beautiful black color with good sized light brown head, tastesof roasted chocolate malt with strong hints of coffee, hops come in for a wonderful finish, simply outstanding!


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