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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: 2574   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.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
cooltunesmann99 (6) - USA - NOV 3, 2002 does not count

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jsquire (3615) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - OCT 31, 2002
Absolutely black with a thin brown head and a roasty, smokey nose. There is a subtle sweetness of dark chocolate and burnt caramel with roasted grains/coffee tastes and an almost smoked bacon flavor. Buttery mouthfeel with a stong bitter finish. Not as strong or as sweet as some Amereican imperials, but very drinkable and enjoyable.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
KingPinHead (390) - Des Moines, Washington, USA - OCT 29, 2002
Aroma is a blend of coffee, brandy and a sort of lactic tang that reminds me of...yogurt! Color is deep, inpenetrable brown/black...Head is full, mocha-hued and marked with sink-holes---drizzly concentric rings of lace follow the body down the glass...Flavor is complex combo of coffee and chocolate with light hoppy tang and traces of sweetness beneath...Body is full, but with a mouthfeel that is at once chewy and smooth...There are ’bigger’ imperial stouts out there, but not many with the balance and smoothness this possesses...Another excellent offering from a great brewing house...

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
PorterPounder (5833) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - OCT 27, 2002
Heavy, smoky aroma which leads to a thick, black syrupy pour. Head is quickly dissipating with little lace. A little bit more bitterness than other Imperials and a bit more smoke flavor rather than chocolate. Excellent representation of the style. Why the clear bottle though?

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ungstrup (29989) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - OCT 27, 2002
A black beer with a beutiful head. It has an aroma of smoked malt. It has a very filling feel and a good taste of smoked malt. Definatly a beer I’ll have again.

3.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SETANTA (582) - Bangor, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 27, 2002

2.9
   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. It’s think and fairly smooth but not as sweet as the oatmeal. The alcohol taste also comes thru stronger then I prefer.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
rolo99 (29) - USA - OCT 20, 2002
Very tasty beer

3.9
   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 layer’s to speak of. There is a mollasses, espresso bean, fruity, creamy sensation and tastes all in one. Another good beer SS.

4.5
   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.’s out there. Take it easy with this one an enjoy it slowly.


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