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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: 2538   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.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
SlackerMads (1701) - Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 18, 2014
Bottle. Black with a large light brown head. Marmite, chocolate, molasses, esters, rye bread, dark fruits, rum soaked raisins, chocolate, over ripe bananas. Medium/full body, oily texture, soft carbonation, medium sweet, light/medium bitter. Good complexity but also really soft and somewhat yeasty.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
aumentm (100) - North Carolina, USA - OCT 17, 2014
Nice and dark. Smooth finish. A bit like cereal and chocolate. Silver medal bottled ales from 1930

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Cousin_Larry (392) - - OCT 17, 2014
Pours slow and has enormous head. Aroma of chocolate and coffee. Flavor doesn’t have the metallic taste or burn typical of an imperial stout. Really good.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
eduardovl (949) - SWITZERLAND - OCT 14, 2014
UPDATED: DEC 3, 2014 330ml bottle served in a chalice. A: Pours a deep-brown-almost-black color forming a big creamy tan head. Good retention. The head never disappears completely but only few lacings are left in the glass S: Sweet. Roasted malts, earthy yeasts, dark chocolate cookie. A bit of alcohol in the end T: Roasted malts, brown bread, dark fruits. Sweet malts upfront. In overall, a dry body, but not extremely. End is bitter, smoky with a bit of alcohol M: Medium creamy and molasses body. Medium carbonation. Sweet upfront and a mild roasted bitter aftertaste O: High drinkability. Perfect English Stout. Absolutely recommended [ BA Review @ 4/11/2010 ]

4.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
outlawskies (447) - - OCT 12, 2014
Julie thinks that is Inbetween like and love. To me it is definitely respectable stout and help me forget the Oktoberfest I am drinkin ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hohops (357) - Kent, ENGLAND - OCT 12, 2014
Appearance is pitch black, with a half finger beige head which hangs around and clings to the glass. Aroma- chocolate, espresso, dark fruit hints, cocoa. Taste- big, big roastiness, espresso bitterness, dark chocolate, coffee, fairly full mouthfeel, lasting, coffee-filled finish. Decadent.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MisoW (1788) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - OCT 11, 2014
Bottle shared by Cuso, many thanks. Pours deep reddish color, beige head. Aroma of plums, roasted malt, milk chocolate. Taste is sweet, plums, roasted malt, chocolate. Nice sweet plums finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Gurthnar (2166) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - OCT 11, 2014
Bottle by MisoW. Aroma lots of caramel and biscuity, not so much roasty, but light coffee present. Clear dark brown colour. Taste has alcohol warmth, dried fruits, caramel. Overall good beer.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cuso (5070) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - OCT 11, 2014
Bottle from Bier-Deluxe.de, Very dark brown color with thick beige head. Roasted malt, chocolate, dried plums in aroma. Roasted malt, cocoa nibs, roasted coffee, dried plums in taste. Good.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beerkenstock (57) - - OCT 5, 2014
Drink cool 10-12°C. Eye: pours a dark brown, almost black colour with a rapidly dissipating beige to brown head and regular bubbles. Nose: coffee, roasted malts, smoke, dark fruit. Mouth: smooth texture, coffee and dark chocolate roasted malts. Palate: Nuts and dark dried fruit such as plums and prunes, dates as well. Overall: very good stout, with porter like sweet and fruity finish.


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