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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: 2467   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.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
JoeM500 (1902) - Crown Point, Indiana, USA - MAY 17, 2002
UPDATED: SEP 21, 2004 What more can be said about this amazing stout? I was more than surprised to find out that the bottle is actually clear glass. This will be a frequent visitor in my fridge!

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
krisfleet (130) - Sharon, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 17, 2002
Not quite as good as the oatmeal stout in my opinion, but a very good stout none the less. It’s as if somebody put chocolate into the nut brown ale and they came up with this. A very nutty taste with a hint of cheerywood. Excellent brew.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
VA Homebrewer (525) - Portsmouth, Virginia, USA - MAY 17, 2002
I ended my Sammy Smith boycott when I saw this and the Oatmeal Stout side-by-side on the shelf. i wasn’t disappointed in the least. This is a complex and wonderful creation. Nose of dark fruit, bittersweet chocolate, and mild roasted coffee. Flavors are similar and begin with roasted coffee; raisins and other fruits in the middle; culminating in a slightly alcoholic and warming finish and an aftertaste that lasts forever. Slightly cloying. Deep opaque cherrywood color with a medium tan-colored head. Impressive.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Mads Langtved (2245) - Copenhagen K, DENMARK - MAY 15, 2002
Dose’nt has what it takes to be a Stout like the Danish ones.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
IFearNoBeer (15) - Bloomfield, New Jersey, USA - MAY 14, 2002
Mama mia this is a big-a meat-a-ball! This is some serious beer. Looks like a liquid Darth Vader pouring into your glass, even the head is brown. A little too sweet for me but it’s great stuff for the money and will knock your socks off. This would KILL with a steak and onions, holy cow!

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
dirtymike (2016) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - MAY 13, 2002
Thick and full,black on black,roasted,chocolate,fruitychanges with age,port/sherry notes.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Hildigöltur (5104) - København, DENMARK - MAY 11, 2002
UPDATED: MAY 4, 2004 This is a very good beer. Good complex aroma and fine taste.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
neilrichards (191) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - MAY 7, 2002
It’s hard to know what to say about this one apart from that I love it! Its thick black colour makes it visually great. Its got loads of great flavours, all balanced perfectly. This is my 100th review, and dare I say it - possibly the best beer i’ve had yet!

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MaxPower (961) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - MAY 2, 2002
Thick heavy roasted malt flavor. Nice sweet taste.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
bluemeow76 (693) - Lewis Center, Ohio, USA - APR 30, 2002
Not as good as the oatmeal stout - but still a good thick beer.


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