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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: 2415   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.87   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.


3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Moscicki (129) - Tarnow, POLAND - JAN 19, 2014
Aroma of walnuts, coffee, black chocolate and raisins. Dry in palate, low carbonation, extremely drinkable. Alcohol very well masked - one of this imperials that can hammer you since you can’t feel how much of alcohol you take. Very nice sour-bitter aftertaste. Great with chocolate dessert or with carrot cake.

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
inref (28) - SPAIN - JAN 18, 2014
caramel, chocolate, coffee, toast, vanilla, black, full body, creamy, smoke, great beer, one of my fauvorites!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
bosta (97) - SLOVENIA - JAN 17, 2014
0,33 bottle. Pours coffee black color with nice fleeting brown head and no lacing. Very sweet aroma brown sugar/sugarcane, dried fruits (raisins, dried plums and apricot) and a hint of coffee and caramel. Flavor ain’t as sweet as expected and ain’t as strong as expected. Flavor of coffee, liqueur and smoke/roasted barley, with a hint of dark chocolate, walnut and dried fruits. A bit bitter and dry finish. Smooth oily mouth feel. Low carbonation. Overall very well-balanced beer.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BoltonDK (521) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JAN 17, 2014
Tasting at lpk by carsten berthelsen. Roasty nose, caramel, coffe, metal. Dark brown color, light brown head. Medium to light body, tar , sweet, coffe, sweet aftertaste. :) Bolton Brew.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
marulla (33) - Warsaw, POLAND - JAN 15, 2014
Very nice looking beer, chocolate in the aroma and potentially something of a plum? Coffee and chocolate in flavour.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Buongiorgio00 (581) - - JAN 15, 2014
Imperial stout ben fatta, dal gusto un po’ evanescente, forse a causa del corpo un po’ oleoso piuttosto che cremoso, che come conseguenza permane poco sul palato. Gusto di caffé e cioccolato, con degne note tostate e un tocco di amaro nel finale. Godibilissima.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
olliejobbins (701) - Surrey, ENGLAND - JAN 11, 2014
330ml bottle. Oily black pout with decent head. Aroma of coffee,malts and alcohol. Good taste of malts and bitter chocolate. Prunes and raisins. However the alcohol felt a little too shard.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JM82 (25) - SPAIN - JAN 11, 2014
botella de 33 cl. al servir en copa crea una capa de espuma consistente que poco a poco se va disipando dejando el rastro. inicialmente desprende un agradable aroma a levadura fresca y pan horneado, luego destacan los aromas a chocolate y café fruto de la malta tostada. sabor equilibrado con un agradable amargor final que se mantiene en la boca. el nivel de alcohol esta bien integrado al igual que el nivel de carbonatación. muy bien compensada.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Tayeth (115) - North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - JAN 9, 2014
Sehr angenehmes Aroma nach Kaffee, Zartbitterschokolade, Haselnuss, Tabak und Leder, ein bisschen Cognac. Geschmack hält dann, was der Duft verspricht, leider für meinen Geschmack ein wenig zu kantig (wird besser, wenn man es zimmerwarm werden lässt), trotzdem sehr süffig, langanhaltende Bittere im Nachgeschmack. Ein tolles Stout.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
gueuze (251) - - JAN 9, 2014
Geruch nach Schokolade und Kaffee, Geschmack dann auch. Anklänge von Lavendel, Rosinen und Pfirsich. Volles Mundgefühl. Trotz der 7% Alkohol erst im späten Nachklang wärmend, vorher kurz mal leicht wässrig. Update: Nun ist es wärmer geworden: Und dadurch nur geiler. Es gesselen sich hinzu: Haselnuss, außerdem ein klein bisschen komplexe Säure. Taste +2...


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