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


on tap

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RATINGS: 2592   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.86   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
SJP (483) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 27, 2002
Very subtle flavor for a stout, but I really liked it. Quite thick, with an excellent dark color and roasted malt/chocolate aroma. Light coffee and alcohol tones with strong roasted malt finish. Well worth the money, as it is an excellent stout.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
I.C.suds (189) - Da U.P. eh?, Michigan, USA - MAY 24, 2002
Lots of flavors that cascade one after another. Burt malt followed by raisins,and coffee with a dry slightly hoppy finish. I wouldn’t say its better or worse that their oatmeal stout, just different.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
radiomgb (2460) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 18, 2002
UPDATED: MAR 3, 2004 Dark brown in colour. Aroma of alcohol, dark cherries and chocolate. Flavour was medium roasty, some cream, medium body, very mild coffee, lots of plums. Finished with some slight alcohol with a medium bitterness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jfishback13 (275) - Royal Oak, Michigan, USA - MAY 18, 2002
I probably should have tried this before I tried their Taddy Porter. Although this stout is good, it lacks the personality of their porter. Still a damn good beer though.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
igneous1 (1507) - Davenport, Iowa, USA - MAY 17, 2002
flavor was a bit more alcoholic than i would have liked, but otherwise, a damn fine beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
JoeM500 (1906) - 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!

   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.

   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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Mads Langtved (2244) - Copenhagen K, DENMARK - MAY 15, 2002
Dose’nt has what it takes to be a Stout like the Danish ones.

   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!

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