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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: 2536   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.


4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
dprior (118) - Somerville, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 7, 2002
A disapointing appearance, as the head is very thin and doesnít last all that long. I really enjoy the flavor though. Thereís a hint of roasted aftertaste that I donít much appreciate, but Iíd imagine itís one of those things that would grow on me. A great stout.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ToadMan (559) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAR 7, 2002
There description sums up the appearance and aroma, although it could use a bigger head. The taste is a silky smooth roasted flavor with a great touch of bitterness.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
omhper (19952) - TyresŲ, SWEDEN - MAR 6, 2002
Sample of the 1999 version in March 2002: Dark black with beige head. The banana aroma is somewhat diminished if comparing to fresh samples. Full bodied and malty. Licorice flavour. Bitter finish. Iím not sure it gains so much on cellaring, so drink it when you can.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Choke (96) - Massachusetts, USA - MAR 5, 2002
GOOD stuuf smooth and rich

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mchinn (22) - Orlando, Florida, USA - MAR 2, 2002
Very strong and bitter stout with not much of a head. I thought it to be a bit too syrupy tasting after a while and prefer Samuel Smithís Oatmeal Stout which is top notch!

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Davhgbrew (945) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 1, 2002
Fantastic aroma, dark as night with a brown head that dissapates quickly. The flavor is very complex with hints of coffee and a finish that is different after every sip. This is one of the best beers Iíve ever had!

4.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Dragonblaze99 (354) - Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 26, 2002
Nice warm aroma, dark color, deep ruby when held to the light. Pleasant roasty flavor with strong overtones of coffee, finishes off slightly bitter. Mellow palate. A very enjoyable beer.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
BeerLimey (2154) - California, USA - FEB 21, 2002
Black, very little carbonation or foam. Strong aroma that hits you with every sip, mixture of sherry and roasted barley. Good flavor complexity, lots of malt, roasted, hints of smokiness and chocolate, slightly dry finish with a little sherry. A true world class ale.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
htomren (12) - Long Beach, California, USA - FEB 20, 2002
extremely rich and complex flavor, creamy mouthfeel, sweet and very drinkable. one of my personal favorites.

4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
hopshead (24) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - FEB 18, 2002
Absolutly killer stout. So complex, smooth and flavorful. If you like stouts this is a MUST.


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