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


on tap

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 2748   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.86/5   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
suurjuust (2770) - ESTONIA - MAY 18, 2016
Bottle. Black beer, big brown head. Nose is mildly bready, vague chocolate and coffee, caramel, but again, vague and weak. Flavor is roast, some metallic hints, coffee, some warmth from the alcohol. Finish has some more roast and alcohol warmth, chocolate and caramel. The finish is the best thing about this beer, as are the chocolate retronasals. OK, the aftertaste with lingering hop-tinged chocolate is pretty nice too. Smells unremarkable, and the first two thirds of the taste are also unremarkable. An odd one, but not bad.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bursprak (2305) - Aarhus, DENMARK - MAY 11, 2016
Bottle @ home, split two ways. Almost black pour with a light tan head. Loads of roast, bitter coffee, some dark chocolate and light licorice.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
LLaurin (277) - Motala, SWEDEN - MAY 2, 2016
Nose is fruity and almost herbal. Taste slight sweet maltiness with toffee and touch of coffee. Thin on the palate and not very creamy. Good but no sensation.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Evilkniamhel (401) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 30, 2016
From bottle courtesy of Johnny Horn. Pours opaque jet black with a lovely deep brown head. Aromas of espresso, dark chocolate, raisins, spiced rum. Boozey yet balanced on the palate, complex and very smooth.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
MarinEvelyn (796) - Wisconsin, USA - APR 23, 2016
Sweet, tart, dark chocolate with cherries and raspberry. Sweet, raisin tart taste with a little dry finish. Alcohol.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
beerbaaron (1934) - Arizona, USA - APR 23, 2016
Black with a dissipating light brown head. Molasses. Chocolate. Caramel. Licorice. Alcohol. Earth. Some fruit. Moderate roast. Some coffee. No bitterness. Some sweetness but certainly not unbalanced. Bigger medium to lighter full body. Complex. Smooth. Excellent drinkability. Rare for the style.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Fle4 (6) - - APR 21, 2016 does not count
coffee, chocolate, resin, smoke, black, minimal head, umami, full body, thick feel, soft carbonation, long finish,

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
josanguapo (997) - SPAIN - APR 20, 2016
From XXXII. In Teku glass. Playing South Park The Stick of Truth. Has something that makes crave for more after each sip. Really good tasting, smelling and feeling, and with an ABV lower than usual in the style

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
17Beer (198) - SWITZERLAND - APR 17, 2016
Aromas of chocolate and licorice with an alcohol scent. Pours rich dark mahogany brown with a thin brown head and good lacing. Tastes of coffee and licorice, mild malt and a wonderful tangy finish. Smooth mouthfeel with some fizziness. Round and rich. Very nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MelvinKalksma (809) - UTRECHT, NETHERLANDS - APR 16, 2016

Slight/medium aroma of malts, caramel, liquorice, chocolate, roasted malts and coffee.

Opaque black beer with a ruby glare and with a medium brown head.

Starts medium/heavy sweet with malts, caramel, liquorice and chocolate; ends slightly bitter with roasted malts and coffee.

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