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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: 2732   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 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tightslice (773) - Redwood City, California, USA - JAN 30, 2016
Bottle from Willow’s Market in Menlo Park, CA. Aroma is wet chocolate, come cherries, sweet malts. Taste is smooth and tangy sweetness, mildly fudgy with some sweet liqueur. A bit of smoke and bitterness in there. Very drinkable.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Rafatrojo (13) - - JAN 26, 2016
Deep black, with thin foam. Plums, dark fruits, roasted malta and brown sugar. Bitter roasted aftertaste. Great stout!!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
Listigovers (742) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 19, 2016
Black pour brown head. Nice creamy palate, full bodied, roasted malts, very smooth rich burnt caramel. Nice beer.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bartholos (179) - GERMANY - JAN 15, 2016
Bottle. Opaque black colored with a nice creamy brown head. Great aroma composition of fruity and roasted notes. Dark fruits and plum are in the nose, with a nice sherry note along with dark chocolate, light coffee notes and some toast. Already rich and complex. Bitter dry taste with a light balancing sweetness in the beginning and a light sour note. Thick body with low carbonation and a smooth creamy mouthfeel. The roasted notes are getting stronger in the mouth, so there is more coffee, dark chocolate and toast while the dark fruits stay back. Some caramel and toffee come with the light sweetness. Great composition, very distinctive notes but put together in a very harmonic profile. With the bitter dry finish comes alcoholic warmth and a light peppery note. Leaves a light roasted bitter aftertaste. Great beer.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Canmoore (387) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 11, 2016
Pours jet black, with a big mahogany head. Aroma has notes of chocolate, coffee, roasted malts, sweet, and some deep fruity esters. Tasting notes include coffee, dark chocolate, nutty, dried figs and plums. Delicious!

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tia (1547) - Sandston, Virginia, USA - JAN 10, 2016
Bottle. Very dark with tan head. Smells like those European cookies that are just plain plus some jamminess and toastiness. Slick but not too heavy.

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 (405) - 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 (1026) - 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 (280) - Århus, 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.


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