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

bottled
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RATINGS: 2494   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.86   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.


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
HuskerTan (498) - Holdrege, Nebraska, USA - JUN 24, 2014
Bottle. A- Cocoa, roasty, coffee, rich, alcohol. A- Black color, black liquid, brown head. T- Cocoa, chocolate, coffee, roasty, alcohol, robust, malty. P- Medium full body, average texture, average carbonation, roasty finish. O- Good and not overpowering. I’m surprised that it’s only 7% for an Imperial Stout yet you can still taste the alcohol in it. While it’s a solid stout, it’s not really more than average.

2.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
HKdIPA (243) - HONG KONG - JUN 21, 2014
Bottle from Craftissimo at home. Pitch black pour, thin dissipating tan head. Raisiny roasted malt aroma - licorice too. Taste is very sharp/metallic with roasted malt in background. Palate seems too light for this style. Not that great.

3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
CacheManyHose (187) - HONG KONG - JUN 21, 2014
From Craftissimo. Pitch black opaque with dark tan small bubbly head. Smells extremely raisiny, dried fruit, burnt almost ashy malt, a bit sour. Not a fan of such a cloyingly raisin aroma. Tastes less raisin than the smell and balanced by more bitterness. Quite acidic/sour. Body is medium and frothy. Has a lot of Belgian flavours. Too much raisin and sharpness for me.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jookos (2268) - FINLAND - JUN 20, 2014
Bottle. Black. Dryish chocolate, some ashy licorice, light herbal greens. Full bodied, robust, good intesity. Nice strong,stout. Quite easy drink.

-- bb

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
SperkeleForce (554) - FINLAND - JUN 20, 2014
Bottle 33 CL. Pours black with brown mushroom like fast vanishing head. Roasted, chocolate, licorice ,herbs. An ok imperial stout.

- beerbasher

4.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Bahumat (121) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 18, 2014
Aroma: 7/10. Toasty with notes of raisin and rum, and the hops give it a particularly citrus-resin hint. -- Appearance: 5/10. Nice dark beer with a thin brown head. Just what I like my stouts to look like. -- Taste: 8/10. Bready and sweet, but surprisingly dry for an Imperial stout. Notes of cocoa and chocolate on the finish, with that appealing rum-raisin-ey sweetness at the beginning. -- Palate: 5/5. Gently astringent, fizzy on the tongue, light carbonation, aftertaste is a gentle warming coffee-chocolate in the back of the throat. Comes on nice and leaves just as pleasantly. -- Overall: 18/20. It’s not quite got the whomp that I expect from something calling itself an Imperial Stout, and I was hoping for a little more intense sweetness and flavors from this beer, but it’s still a champ. Samuel Smith excels at making stout, and this is a great example.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
scottgoeft187 (6) - taipei, TAIWAN - JUN 18, 2014 does not count
Dark nice head has that roasted barley taste an overall good imperial stout.has a taste of chocolate to it. Smooth with light carbonation.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
holdan (260) - USA - JUN 15, 2014
Dark with nice head. Aroma roasted malt, dark fruits, mokka. Taste rich roasted malt flavor and bittersweet mokka, dark fruits. Full body, text smooth, carb aver, finish bittersweet mokka and roasted malt.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Stuu666 (2314) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 15, 2014
Bottle at home. Pours black, dry roasted malts, sweet chocolate, bitter and dry.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
vanelst (152) - AUSTRIA - JUN 14, 2014
Stout with an aroma of super roasted malt, coffee, chocolate, some dark fruit. Taste is medium sweet, with coffee, caramel, ash and some alcohol. Moderate bitter finish with a sourish aftertaste. I drank this one too cold, so maybe i should re-evaluate this. Anyway, good one!


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