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

bottled
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RATINGS: 2511   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.


HopsIPAndDrunk's rating

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
HopsIPAndDrunk (43) - Oklahoma, USA - NOV 14, 2010
It ain’t any better than this!!! Caramel/coffee malt with a resin hoppiness. Black color with a mild sweetness that hints at maple syrup. Full body, Thick texture, with an average carbonation. Long and enduring finish. Very enjoyable stout!!!!!! I recommend it to anyone and everyone, just buy me one!!


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
slowrunner77 (5975) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 21, 2014
"pretty thin compared to all the HUGE amaerican imperial stouts floating around these days, but that’s the only knock on this beer. The flavor and aroma are wonderful, and this one has a higher drinkability than some due to the lighter body. Still not a sissy beer, though. Sam Smith’s does dark beers well. 2011 - losing ground in the land of the impy stout. the last couple have been a touch boring. slight downgrade from over 3.9 to a 3.8."

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Pyobon (943) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - OCT 19, 2014
(Bottle) Black with thin tan head. Pleasant aroma with raisins, liquorice, dark toffee. Full body with velvety smooth carbonation. Taste is dominated by dark roast / burnt sugar notes, balanced with some acidity. There are some raisin / port notes at the start, some dark toffee in the mid palate and some bitterness in the finish. Good, but some of the flavours for me are a bit harsh.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
BeerBaboon (1591) - FINLAND - OCT 18, 2014
Pours dark brown with light beige head. Aroma is licorice, roasted and dark bread. Flavour is roasted, dark bread and licorice. This is fantastic.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
SlackerMads (1651) - Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 18, 2014
Bottle. Black with a large light brown head. Marmite, chocolate, molasses, esters, rye bread, dark fruits, rum soaked raisins, chocolate, over ripe bananas. Medium/full body, oily texture, soft carbonation, medium sweet, light/medium bitter. Good complexity but also really soft and somewhat yeasty.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
aumentm (44) - North Carolina, USA - OCT 17, 2014
Nice and dark. Smooth finish. A bit like cereal and chocolate. Silver medal bottled ales from 1930

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Cousin_Larry (352) - - OCT 17, 2014
Pours slow and has enormous head. Aroma of chocolate and coffee. Flavor doesn’t have the metallic taste or burn typical of an imperial stout. Really good.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
eduardovl (865) - SWITZERLAND - OCT 14, 2014
330ml bottle served in a chalice. A: Pours a deep-brown-almost-black color forming a big creamy tan head. Good retention. The head never disappears completely but only few lacings are left in the glass S: Sweet. Roasted malts, earthy yeasts, dark chocolate cookie. A bit of alcohol in the end T: Roasted malts, brown bread, dark fruits. Sweet malts upfront. In overall, a dry body, but not extremely. End is bitter, smoky with a bit of alcohol M: Medium creamy and molasses body. Medium carbonation. Sweet upfront and a mild roasted bitter aftertaste O: High drinkability. Perfect English Stout. Absolutely recommended [ BA Review @ 4/11/2010 ]

4.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
outlawskies (962) - - OCT 12, 2014
Julie thinks that is Inbetween like and love. To me it is definitely respectable stout and help me forget the Oktoberfest I am drinkin ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hohops (302) - Kent, ENGLAND - OCT 12, 2014
Appearance is pitch black, with a half finger beige head which hangs around and clings to the glass. Aroma- chocolate, espresso, dark fruit hints, cocoa. Taste- big, big roastiness, espresso bitterness, dark chocolate, coffee, fairly full mouthfeel, lasting, coffee-filled finish. Decadent.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MisoW (1517) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - OCT 11, 2014
Bottle shared by Cuso, many thanks. Pours deep reddish color, beige head. Aroma of plums, roasted malt, milk chocolate. Taste is sweet, plums, roasted malt, chocolate. Nice sweet plums finish.


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