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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: 2726   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.


4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
HopTsing (541) - Sandston, Virginia, USA - JAN 10, 2016
From the bottled poured a midnight black brew with plenty of thick brown head. Aroma is sweet, roasty malt, and a hint of chocolate. Roasted, sweet malt flavor with hint of vanilla and a hoppy follow up. Very good example of a imperial stout.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
deepeary (404) - Ontario, CANADA - JAN 10, 2016
LCBO bottle. Pours almost pitch black with tan head. Nose is dark chocolate, dark fruit, dark malt. Tastes like dark chocolate and fruit, milk licorice, burnt roasted malt, yumm.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
sudomorph (1009) - Barrie, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 10, 2016
500ml bottle. Pours black with a finger and a half of tan head that thins to a thick film. Aroma has big notes of chocolate, a bit of sweet caramel, roasted malts, and hints of traditional hops. Taste is balanced. Caramel, bread, chocolate, and bit of roast, and a hint of coffee bitter at the end. Medium-full body with a low-medium carbonation. Pretty clean in the mouth with a slightly dry finish. Overall an easy drinking stout with lots of chocolate, caramel, bread and roast. Would call it an extra or foreign stout though at 7%.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Echon (262) - Ĺrhus, DENMARK - JAN 5, 2016
Black body with a brown head.
Aroma has caramel, chocolate, roasted malt and a bit of alcohol.
Medium sweetness and bitterness. Rich roasted taste with malty flavours. Bitter finish with some alcohol.
Full body with soft carbonation. Smooth.

Delicious and well-balanced imperial stout. Very drinkable.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
szeli (222) - GERMANY - JAN 2, 2016
Kaffee, Schokolade, sehr süffig. Leicht zu trinkendes Imperial Stout, zudem Röstmalze.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ByTheirLimpin (231) - New York, USA - JAN 2, 2016
Poured from the bottle. Jet black with a caramel head that was full and bodied. A definite caramel sniff. First taste is sweet, and sticks to the lips. Roasted malty goodness. Caramel, not much coffee, and little char. Lighter than I expected.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
portwood (3) - Markham, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 1, 2016 does not count
caramel, chocolate, coffee, nuts, medium sweetness, lightly bitter, full body, creamy, bitter, long finish,

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
LordBrew (163) - Ziemnice, POLAND - JAN 1, 2016
Piwo absolutnie czarne, z ładną, grubą, beżową pianą. Aromat - bardzo palony, czekoladowy, ciemne pieczywo, skórka chleba i rodzaj słodyczy, która kojarzy mi się z miodem. Bardzo przyjemny. Odczucie w ustach - niewyobrażalnie aksamitne, gładkie, znikome wysycenie, coś FANTASTYCZNEGO! Smak - zdecydowana dominacja paloności i palonej goryczki, kawa zbożowa, lekka słodycz czekoladowo-karmelowa. Posmak wyważony, kwaskowaty. Próżno tu szukać amerykańskiego chmielu i 150 IBU ale pełnia słodowych doznań zawarta w tym piwie oszałamia. No i ta aksamitność...

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
cfrancis (2953) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 31, 2015
Pours black with a small off white top. Aroma is light toasted malt, small bitter chocolate. Taste is a bit thin on body, low carbonation. Light toasted malt and low dark chocolate bitterness with a small hop complexity. Solid stout, nothing exceptional.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
hauxe (265) - Butzbach, GERMANY - DEC 26, 2015
Rated from old notes. Black as night with a tan head, and a wine/berry aroma. Rich roasted malts, caramel, chocolate, and a touch of currant sourness dominate the taste. Warming. Overall a wonderful and well balanced beer. Savor it as a digestif, and, importantly, at the right temperature.


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