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

bottled
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common

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 2411   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.87   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 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
rauchbier (3559) - Isle Of Beer, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - FEB 4, 2002
Big nosefilling wafts of chocolate and roast barley. Jet black body and tight beige head with complicated flavours of coffee chocolate and raisins. Sweetish with a velvety smooth chocolate swallow leaving a roast barley bitterness in the aftertaste. A great strong stout, and its English!

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Hugerat99 (26) - USA - FEB 1, 2002
Oh yeah! Big burnt chocolatey flavor. One of my absolute favorites.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
budguy2142 (24) - USA - JAN 30, 2002
I would drink this all the time if I had the cash. Pricey but well worth the occasional expense. Great coffee, and fruit notes. Long on the palate, which is good because it tastes so good

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Pablo McStouthead (69) - L.A, California, USA - JAN 29, 2002
UPDATED: APR 9, 2004 Not the biggest, but one of the classiest.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
tourette (207) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 27, 2002
Truly amazing beer. Incredibly complex. Its not something I would drink often, but perfect for a special occassion.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
hennes (934) - Fountain, Michigan, USA - JAN 23, 2002
Good strong imperial with heavy chocolate and assorted dried fruit notes, like a quality brandy laced, spicy fruitcake. Yup, I like this beer a lot and I’m coming close to officialy changing my favorite style to imperial stout.

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Trappist (284) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - JAN 20, 2002
This one give off a very sweet aroma, with a smell hinting of caramal and molasses. A very unique a pleasent tasting stout.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Darkover (1512) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JAN 19, 2002
UPDATED: OCT 25, 2003 Black with a big brown head. Chocolate and malt aroma. Thick and malty, rich and pretty sweet. Well balanced.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jonas (5469) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - JAN 18, 2002
Pitch black, and with aromas of burned sugar,raisins and chocolate - delicious

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
erway (1004) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - JAN 14, 2002
UPDATED: APR 1, 2006 A beautiful, robust stout that would please the most descerning of beer lovers, lots of roasted malts. The only thing I would change is the abv which should be higher for an imperial. 9,5,10,4,17 re-rate (4/1/06)-Pours a deep black with a lasting tan head.Aroma is heady and with that SS diacetyl kick and a lot of ripe dark fruits like raisins and plums. The Body is med. with a perfct amount o CO2. The flavors are chocolate coveed fruits with a distiguished amount of diacetyl that somehow fits the beer perfectly. The finish is slightly burnt making it somewhat dry.


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