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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: 2468   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.


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
scottgoeft187 (6) - taipei, TAIWAN - JUN 18, 2014 does not count
Dark nice head has that roasted barley taste an overall good imperial stout.has a taste of chocolate to it. Smooth with light carbonation.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
holdan (259) - USA - JUN 15, 2014
Dark with nice head. Aroma roasted malt, dark fruits, mokka. Taste rich roasted malt flavor and bittersweet mokka, dark fruits. Full body, text smooth, carb aver, finish bittersweet mokka and roasted malt.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Stuu666 (1659) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 15, 2014
Bottle at home. Pours black, dry roasted malts, sweet chocolate, bitter and dry.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
vanelst (117) - AUSTRIA - JUN 14, 2014
Stout with an aroma of super roasted malt, coffee, chocolate, some dark fruit. Taste is medium sweet, with coffee, caramel, ash and some alcohol. Moderate bitter finish with a sourish aftertaste. I drank this one too cold, so maybe i should re-evaluate this. Anyway, good one!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mkam (135) - POLAND - JUN 14, 2014
Bottle. Pours black with a medium beige head, nice lacing. Aroma of roasted malts, chocolate, slight hoppy notes. In taste similar - roasted malt, chocolate. Medium bitter aftertaste with a pleasant coffee flavour, slightly acidic. Overall - very nice stout.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
kansascityCW (109) - kansas city, Missouri, USA - JUN 9, 2014
Black with khaki head. Amazing aroma; chocolate, caramel, toffee, roasted malt. Taste is chocolate, light coffee, general roasted flavor. Creamy, silky palate. Overall this has got to be one of the best easily available imperial stouts out there.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
lamf (39) - Baden-WŁrttemberg, GERMANY - JUN 6, 2014
Bottle. Pours black, mwdium beige head. Chocolate. Loads of chocolate in aroma. Taste is impressive. Dark chocolate, milk chocolate, a little bit of roastiness too. Itís very smooth and very good.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Garrold (1117) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUN 6, 2014
Bottle. Canít remember where from. Liquorice colour. Liquorice taste. Very tasty. Itís hard to be objective rating a Sam Smiths beer though, when youíre from where Iím from. Sam Smiths is all about sat in the Brown Bear, Sheffield, surrounded by punters clutching bags of slowly defrosting ready meals, recently bought from the nearby Jack Fultons. Not thatís thereís anything wrong with Jack Fultons...

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Koskela (273) - Marysville, California, USA - JUN 3, 2014
Straight chocolate and sweet aromas come from this dark brown brew with a light brown head. Chocolate flavor and bitterness battle it out on my taste buds giving me a good combo for this full bodied brew. I expected a more of a fuller bodied brew and more chocolate possibly maybe even an alcohol taste. Not a bad brew at all. Pretty decent.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 19/20
janubio (390) - SPAIN - JUN 3, 2014
335 ml. bottle. Pours an opaque black clour, with a tan head that lasts forever and leaves a ring all around the glass. Smell is impressive: chocolate is predominant, but thereís caramel, dark fruits, port wine, vanilla, liquorice, and ome coffee. Taste is more or less the same, chocolate everywhere, with coffeemore noticeable than in the nose, caramel, dark fruits and vanilla. The only that doesnīt do it justice, IMO is the medium body and thin palate. Anyway, a great beer.


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