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


on tap

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 2638   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.86   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.

cooplander's rating

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
cooplander (543) - Florida, USA - JUL 28, 2012
black color, tan head, aroma of roasted malt, coffee, chocolate, flavors of roasted malt, coffee, chocolate, dark fruits, pine hops, roasted nuts, pretty bitter, dry finish, highly drinkable at 7%, quite enjoyable

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
WillRunForBeer (1576) - Massachusetts, USA - OCT 3, 2015
Bottle at BBC. Pours nearly black with a beige head. Aroms is caramel, chocolate, roast. Taste is on point , perfect. Caramel, chocolate, coffee.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
malingil (9) - Luzern, SWITZERLAND - SEP 30, 2015 does not count
tiefbraune Farbe mit vollem, kaffeefarbenem Schaum. Aromen von geröstetem Kaffee leichter Lakritze und eine wunderschöne malzige Süsse runden das Bier ab. ganz leicht säuerlich im Abgang mit einer dezenten hopfigen Bitterkeit. Sehr Toll! Mein liebstes Stout bisher.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MonsterMagnet (685) - NETHERLANDS - SEP 27, 2015
Bottle, pours black and tan. Liquorice, deep dark chocolate, slightly burnt caramel, black berries. Light sweet, moderate high bitter, oily texture, medium body. Lingering bitter finish.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
TorbenJensen (1211) - Valby, DENMARK - SEP 25, 2015
Without doubt the best stout I’ve ever tasted, and probably the best I will ever taste! With its black color and bold thick continuous light brown foam hanging thick on the inside of the glass, it is very inviting to pour up. The smells of licorice, and the taste contains also notes of licorice mixed with the taste of coffee and chocolate. Hop bitterness is lovely drawn-out and well balanced. The substance is thick and along with the creamy rich foam is what I may call a masterpiece.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
MikeBeermaster (15) - Sosnowiec, POLAND - SEP 24, 2015
355ml. W zapachu gorzka czekolada, paloność, kawa, likierowość, przyprawy - coś wspaniałego. Piana utrzymuje się bardzo krótko, piwo "czarne jak dupa szatana". Szlachetna palność, gorzka czekolada, korzenna alkoholowość (która nie każdemu się spodoba) uderza w nasz język. Bardzo pełne w smaku.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
martjoobolut (1779) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - SEP 19, 2015
Bottle. Pours black with light brown head. The head stays for some time. Aroma is sweet, malt, caramel. Flavor is sweet and bitter, roast, malt, caramel, dark chocolate, coffee. Finish is roast bitter. Overall: very nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Marduk (4203) - Reval, ESTONIA - SEP 19, 2015
355ml bottle. Pitch black color. Medium size, brown head, stays as a ring. Sweet, bold roast, chocolate in aroma. Chocolate, roast, limestone again, licorice, sweet in taste. Alcohol is hidden, but strength is felt. Bit ashy roast in aftertaste. A proper Imp. Stout.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
badhack (433) - San Francisco, California, USA - SEP 18, 2015
I was expecting a dark, bitter, herbal stout and what I got was a chocolately, roasted malt and a touch of very dark malt. Very soft on the palate and enough hop bitterness to give it character. Pleasant finish. Medium carbonation.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
asusik666 (39) - Wroc³aw, POLAND - SEP 14, 2015
Kolor: [10/10] Piana: [8/10] Zapach: [9/10] Smak: [10/10] Nasycenie: [8/10] Opakowanie: [10/10] więcej na: http://kapsloland.blogspot.com/2015/03/swieto

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ochniczek (177) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - SEP 12, 2015
355ml bottle. unclear, black colour. little beige head, not too rich lacing. aroma of coffe, chocolate and roasted malts. well balanced sweetness and bitterness, finish slightly dry. hidden alcohol. nice to drink

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