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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: 2626   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.86   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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.


4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Cervezapapi (3) - - MAY 10, 2015 does not count
Piana obfita i trwała. W aromacie mleczna czekolada, paloność, delikatny alkohol. Wytrawne, lekko kwaśne, bardzo czekoladowe, średnia goryczka na końcu. Solidny RIS.

4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
huineman (422) - Madrid, SPAIN - MAY 10, 2015
Pours dark reddish brown. Tan head, long-lasting. Intense aromas of coffee, cocoa, iron and caramel. Creamy, thick, slow-moving through the mouth and throat. Very long finish. After-taste is complex: starts with herbal notes, then roasted coffee.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
migwell (120) - Northampton, Massachusetts, USA - APR 27, 2015
Wow! This stout is so opaque that when held in front of an incandescent bulb, no light shines through. Just one remarkable feature of this dry, roasted, full flavored (or should I say ’flavoured’?) dry stout. Not fruity, not yeasty, but dark, rich, creamy and highly drinkable. A classic. It’s got me dreaming how it would taste on nitro...

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
RickFifty (725) - Fredrikstad, NORWAY - APR 25, 2015
Deep brown color, beige head. Roasted malt nose, chocolate, dried fruit, licorice. Sweet taste, roasted malt, chocolate, licorice, coffee, hint of bread, light coffee bitterness. Medium to full body, soft carbonation, oily texture.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kajser27 (395) - Zagreb, CROATIA - APR 12, 2015
Dark black, almost pitch, medium tan lasting head. Aroma is of chocolate and roasted malt (much more than coffee) and strong licorice and dark fruits. Taste is medium sweet malt, caramel, chocolate, again strong licorice and dark fruits, roasted dry finish, weak alcohol when warm. Weaker side of full bodied and a bit creamy.

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
clockk (203) - Lada / Langreo, SPAIN - APR 11, 2015
Una de mis cervezas preferidas. Cuerpo medio, sabor Chocolate cafe y regaliz. Una gran cerveza.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Dacrza (650) - Great Meadows, New Jersey, USA - APR 6, 2015
DATE TASTED: April 7, 2015... GLASSWARE: Duvel snifter.. OCCASION: celebrating the O’s opening day win while watching the NCAA finals... APPEARANCE: ominous black body that allows a swiftly simmering brown head to halo at the glass ... AROMA: powerful rum, vinous port, strong Spaltz and chocolate make for an inviting complexity--not to mention the roasted malts that provide a wicked balance... PALATE: smooth, slick, a bit dry, yet full-bodied--a paradox resolved only through a beautifully lingering aftertaste... TASTE: chocolate, roasted cracker, slight alcohol in a whiskey-like allure; the components make for a rich, dark, strong stout that is sweet and rewarding; some nut, raisin and cask wood further the experience...OVERALL: Once more, another brewery that does so little wrong--this beer commands the taste buds with strength and subtlety, rewarding the drinker with a sweet, powerful sip...

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Mark_Eck (1225) - - APR 6, 2015
Pours black. Aroma and taste are creamy licorice and some coffee. Medium bodied.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Vladivostok (331) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - APR 5, 2015
Very dark with tan coloured head and a rich aroma of coffee and muted chocolate. Flavour is sweet with some molasses and palate as oily as would be expected. Not as strong as most imperial stouts but but this fact makes it a tad more drinkable than the real heavies.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
klm1 (508) - - APR 5, 2015
UPDATED: JUL 28, 2015 Black opaque color with creamy brown head. Visualy low carbonation. Aroma without notice of an alcohol, but with notes of dried fruits; raisins, with hints coffee and smoked. Flavor: alcohol note is mild noticable. Prevails Fruity sweet notes (esters of plums, pears), with hints of dark chocolate, vanilla, roasted barley and hint of smoked. Finish is more alcoholic, sweet/ dry in obvious more bitter. Malt sweetness is high, hop bittereness is medium, body is soft / stick, finish is long lasting. Proper imperial stout and absolutely complex for so low abv.


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