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

bottled
common

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common

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RATINGS: 2613   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.86   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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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.


GuamVice's rating

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
GuamVice (72) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 16, 2012
From bottle. Aged 2.5 years in cellar. Ive been waiting a while to drink this beer. Smell is bitter cocoa with a surprising hint of fruit. Pours deep black and slightly thick with a big creamy tan head that lingers for about 2 minutes before lacing. Taste is rich, roasty, and sweet, with a bit of fig and yeast profile at the end. Almost no hint of the high alcohol, which makes sense from the aging. Palate is chewy, but much lighter body and mouthfeel than a lot of American Imp. Stouts. Overall excellent beer; I can see why it is a classic which other stouts were built. I was surprised how much I liked it given all the new aggressive styles. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
ston3s42 (36) - - JUL 5, 2015
Pitch black appearance with no head. Tastes of roasted coffee, complex dark caramel, nuts and vanilla

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
artemb (79) - Chisinau, MOLDOVA - JUL 4, 2015
aroma: dark fruits, ash, burned coffee. taste: moderate sweeteness, moderate biterness, light sourness. flavour: bitter chocolate, ash, dark sour fruits, some alcohol. overall this is good and not so strong as usual imperial stout.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Mister_Li (84) - GERMANY - JUL 2, 2015
Tiefschwarz mit hellbraunem cremigen Schaum. Röstaromen, Karamell, leicht süßlich, langer bitterer Abgang.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sebilinz (1003) - Linz, AUSTRIA - JUN 26, 2015
Bottle. Black body brown head. Aroma is dried fruits with vanilla and toffee. Taste is also dark caramel with vanilla with some dried fruits. Aftertaste is very well balanced between roasted malts sweetness and some roasted malts bitterness. Very nice and drinkable.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beerathon (1540) - Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 24, 2015
Slick mouthfeel, black pour, creamy tan head with lacing. Bitter chocolate, hops, roasted malts, rich, full bodied. Would have liked a higher ABV, seeing that it’s an Imperial Stout, but still decent.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Kita (1430) - Koper, SLOVENIA - JUN 20, 2015
Bottle, 0.355l. Murky dark brown color with medium creamy light brown head, nice lacing and average sparkling appearance. Aroma of dark fruits, chocolate, flowers, roasted malt and coffee. Taste starts with moderate sweet and rich roasted malt, follows grassy, fruity and with notes of licorice, mouthfeel is warming and mild spicy, while finish is moderate bitter. Full body, creamy texture and soft carbonation in palate. Creamy, strong and herbal...

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mikkellund42 (643) - DENMARK - JUN 19, 2015
Bottle. Pours opaque black with small white head. Aroma is roasted malt, barley, soy sauce, sweet licorice, mint and hints of mustard. Taste is medium sweet, light to medium bitter, light acidic, faint salty and medium umami. Body is oily with soft carbonation. Finish is long and balanced bitter and sweet with notes of roasted malt, coffee, caramel, soy sauce, sour apples, sweet licorice and gravy. Very rich.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
motyl (22) - POLAND - JUN 16, 2015
Very good imperial stout, even though it’s not typical. Nice coffee aroma, medium bitterness and, solid beer

4.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Bolian (43) - - JUN 15, 2015
I love this beer. Dark stout with thick creamy Coffey foam. Aromas of caramel, brown sugar taste expands to chocolate, Coffey and roasted bread.

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
tapthis (167) - Baytown, Texas, USA - JUN 12, 2015
Poors a solid black with a tan (very thin) head. tastes of hay, chocolate, coffee and roasted nuts. minimal hop presents yet it has a strong bite to the after taste. reminds me of a barnyard. Alcohol is not noticeable


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