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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: 2694   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.86/5   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.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Frothmeister (674) - Ontario, CANADA - DEC 5, 2015
550ml bottle. Pours black, with a one finger caramel coloured head. On the nose, raisin, molasses, caramel, with a light pink bubblegum/spearmint/vanilla note that is pretty unique. Surprisingly thin bodied for an imperial stout with molasses, dark coffee, caramel, and lots of black licorice notes that lead into ashy dark malt notes, with caramel, dried fruit, and dark coffee with a woody mineral leaning finish. The thin body, and overall quaffability of this make it a dangerous pint at 7%, but it’s solid. I would definitely buy it again.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Freaky_tiki (894) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 4, 2015
Pours darker than <insert witty metaphor> in the glass with a rich & thick tan cap on top. First few sips are sharp with deep slashes of soy sauce. Let in settle a bit in the glass & a sense of balance washes into the experience: milky texture, dark fruit, rich mocha. Fantastic signature imperial stout.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
emartell (313) - Zapopan, Jalisco, MEXICO - NOV 28, 2015
Notas perceptibles pero a la vez sutiles, donde destaca café, chocolate, maltas tostadas, vainilla y licor. Color negro, cuerpo medio, carbonatacion baja, Corona de espuma abundante de media retención. En boca es suave, sumamente equilibrada y fácil de tomar. Al paladar es una Imperial Stout completamente inglesa. El equilibrio es perfecto, no le falta ni sobra nada. Notas a café, chocolate, vainilla, licor y maltas tostadas, ligeramente alcohólica pero muy bien integrada. Muy suave al paladar y a pesar de ser fácil de beber, se percibe algo compleja. Las notas dulces se perciben a la mitad del trago, sin embargo un elegante amargor al final logran un equilibrio perfecto. En resumen es una exquisita cerveza y un referente en cuanto a Imperial Stout Inglesas.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MaBeer1972 (1585) - Taunton, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 27, 2015
Bottle from W&M Mansfield. Poured into a snifter. Jet black with a dark tan head. Smooth and silky. Well balanced. Not overly sweet. Layers of dark sweet malts, chocolate, prunes, with a little earthy raisin. Very nice!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sokuzs1 (379) - - NOV 25, 2015
Aroma: chocolate, licorice, fruity, soy sauce, caramel, toast, malty Taste: dark chocolate, roasty, soy sauce, mineral, some alcohol, fruity Full body, silky texture. Great one!

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
tysongillmore (361) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - NOV 21, 2015
I didn't take any extra notes when I tried this beer for the first time but I'm gonna try it again and update my comments. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
HuldgaardRJ (180) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - NOV 21, 2015
(7) Powerful and strong. Nice body. Good balance - intense and interesting.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
agent_persik (616) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - NOV 20, 2015
Black color, medium light brown head. Aroma of roasted malt, chocolate, caramel, coffee, toffee, hops. Dry sweet taste, medium bitter hoppy finish and dry aftertaste. Medium body and average carbonation. Good stout.

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
nybol (497) - DENMARK - NOV 20, 2015
En god Stout. Den har smag af figner, rosiner eller som den er fadlagret. Stor sødmefyldt.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
meyers1023 (22) - - NOV 19, 2015
My favorite imperial stout. It displays everything one should compare any imperial stout to. It has the perfect color, smells sweet with just the right amount of booze, the mouthfeel is creamy and smooth, the taste is malty with raisins and a hint of chocolate. Overall this brewery sets the standard on a few styles and this one is near perfect.


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