Brewed by Samuel Smith
Style: Imperial Stout
Tadcaster, England
Serve in Snifter


on tap

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RATINGS: 2696   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.86/5   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
nybol (504) - DENMARK - NOV 20, 2015
En god Stout. Den har smag af figner, rosiner eller som den er fadlagret. Stor sřdmefyldt.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
meyers1023 (23) - - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kevinsenn (1672) - Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 7, 2015
Bottle. Dark fruit, light coffee aroma. Rich sweet malty taste. A little syrupy with a dry finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
gr_pa (198) - siemianowice, POLAND - NOV 5, 2015
Clear, dark brown. Really nice head. Lots of chocolate in aroma. Also dark malts and alcohol. Medium body, quite sweet. Chocolate, bit of caramel. Very alcoholic.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
rafax (30) - POLAND - NOV 5, 2015
Bottle. Very nice, but not long lasting, dark beige head. Aroma of sweet malts, coffee and toffee, little bit roasty. Strong medium body with a short, light bitterness and sweet coffee finish. Well hidden alcohol. Very good option to celebrate International Stout Day 2015 ;-)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
colui72 (490) - HONG KONG - NOV 4, 2015
Very classic stout appearance: black with lasting thin beige head. Aroma is simple, roasted malts, some hops. Taste is medium-sweet, something sweet similar to classic old generation chewing-gum, balanced by a bitter flavour of roasted malts. A very nice beer by a British master!

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
stoigniew (96) - Łęczna, POLAND - OCT 30, 2015
Piwo w aromacie solidnie palone i zbożowe, dochodzi gorzka czekolada a właściwie bombonierka alkoholowa :) W smaku wytrawne, zaznaczona kwaskowość i sporo czekolady, goryczka średnia ku niskiej niezalegająca. Piwo bardzo wyważone, mało ciała ale i tak bogate w swej prostocie, bardzo smaczne i bardzo pijalne. Nie jest to typowy RIS ale w kategorii stoutu to jak najbardziej.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DeadRomance (38) - - OCT 30, 2015
Aroma: chocolate, coffee, roasty, alcohol, soy sauce, vanilla Appearance: black, rocky head, brown foam Taste: medium sweetness, medium bitterness Palate: medium body, average carbonation, long finish Overall: Good stout

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
kurczako (140) - POLAND - OCT 29, 2015
W aromacie paloność, kawa, toffi. W smaku niestety lekko wodniste, nie oblepia kubków smakowych, mocno słodkie, palone, dobrze ukryta alkoholowość. Dość spory zawód.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
martpez (63) - York, North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - OCT 23, 2015
UPDATED: NOV 5, 2015 Very impressed. The high alcohol content makes all the difference. With this wonderfully sharp, complex and full bodied taste. Sam Smiths really know what they are doing here and deserve credit. Poured out into a glass, has a small head with the classic dark caramel colour assocated with stouts. Drank in my home in york. The bottle was brought from the house of trembling madness.

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