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


on tap

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RATINGS: 2572   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 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
donniemillan (67) - AUSTRALIA - DEC 29, 2014
It pours black, thin tan head. The aroma is amazing, strong dmsweet caramel and sultana, Christmas pudding. The taste follows through, dark fruit, sweet, very creamy and lasting mild bitterness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Fisler (90) - GERMANY - DEC 28, 2014
Wunderschöne dunkle Färbung im Glas, Dichter Schaum, der die Garbe des Biers weiter trägt. In der Nase Kaffee, Mandeln, im Trunk Nüsse, leichte Süße. Seeehr länger Abgang, am Ende deutlich Schokolade. Wahnsinn! Unglaublich cremig, sehr trinkbar, ideal als Nachtisch zu fettem Essen. Sehr sehr lecker und dabei nicht zu stark.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Cruzer (72) - St. Albert, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 27, 2014
Pours black, tan head, Aroma of roasted malts and chocolate. Flavour had notes of licorice, coffee and spices.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Moravius (691) - Berlin, GERMANY - DEC 27, 2014
Flasche (355 ml) von Bierlieb, Berlin. - Dichtes Schwarzbraun, kurzlebiger dunkelbeigefarbener Schaum. - In der Nase herb röstig-säuerlicher Mokka, zurückhaltende Frucht, milder englischer Hopfen. - Im Antrunk starker Mokka und (wirklich bittere) Bitterschokolade mit ausgeprägt herb-säuerlicher Note. Schweres dunkles Malz, im Hintergrund dichte Süße, aber im Vordergrund intensive Röstaromen und Mokka. Wenig Fruchtigkeit. Gut rezent. Abgang trocken mit angenehm holzig-erdigem Hopfen, im Hintergrund leichte Alkoholschwere. - Beeindruckendes, sehr aromatisches aber doch elegantes, ein wenig vornehm reserviertes Stout.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Lukasmh (284) - Aarhus, DENMARK - DEC 21, 2014
Bottle. Black brown with a nice tan head. Aroma is roasted malt, with dark chocalate. Really fruity and dark dried fruits. Taste is stouty, with hints of dark chocalate, coffe, roasted malt. Finish is not that long, get more of a coffee flavor from the finish. Really smooth finish for the abv. N1!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
George999 (187) - Colorado, USA - DEC 21, 2014
From the bottle there are hint of chocolate and bourbon aromas, the color is dark with a thick brown head, taste is a little metallic, but very roasted malty flavor, a solid stout beer, great sipping beer

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
HourGlass13 (166) - North Carolina, USA - DEC 21, 2014
Pours black as night with a foamy, light-brownish red head. Aroma is roasted malts, nuts, dark chocolate, with some dark fruit. Taste is nutty with dark chocolate, dark fruit and a hint of coffee. Full, rich, and creamy. Really excellent beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
zoucrew102 (694) - - DEC 21, 2014
Bottle, thanks Casey! Chocolate malt aroma with roasted barley notes as well as a bit of licorice. Pours black with a large light brown head and excellent lacing. Starts with roasted barley and just a bit coffee flavor. Finishes smooth with excellent chocolate flavors that linger on the palate. Nice imperial stout, not as rich as some, but definitely enjoyable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
high_on_hops (712) - Burlingame, California, USA - DEC 20, 2014
Pours a solid lack with a brown head and lacing. It has a nice, donkey aroma with lots of malt and some chocolate. The flavor is smoke, malt, and chocolate throughout with a semisweet finish over a medium-heavy body. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
jsporrer (38) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 17, 2014
Pours very dark almost black with a thin tan colored head. Very smooth taste with a creamy texture and a hint of coffee and fruit. A little thinner than other Imperial Stouts and not as bold flavoring. It was not harsh or bitter but rather enjoyable to drink but not quite as good as some others. A good beer at the price of $4.99 for a 550ml bottle. I’d like to try their oatmeal stout to compare.

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