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

bottled
common

on tap
common

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 2753   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.86/5   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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.


zaf's rating

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
zaf (308) - - JUN 25, 2014
scura..schiuma poco persistente..aroma dominato dalla liquirizia,inizialmente piacevole si rivela stucchevole dopo un pò..gusto sbilanciato a favore della liquirizia,con note di caffè amaro..corpo medio,poco frizzante..non entusiasma


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
FinnIckler (19) - GERMANY - AUG 23, 2016
Bottle From maruhn. Pours pitch black. Smells of liccorice and toffee. Taste like chocolate, toffee and very bitter. Nice imperial stout, but won’t be my daily Drink.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
kaserov (98) - Oviedo, SPAIN - AUG 16, 2016
Color negro con capa de espuma marrón de un dedo de grosor. Carbonatación media. Aroma a malta tostada y alcohol (más prominente este último), no demasiado agradable. Sabor a café, malta tostada y un ligero regusto alcohólico (menos pronunciado que en el aroma). No es una mala cerveza, pero tampoco encuentro nada que destacar. No entiendo su fama, pero ya me voy acostumbrando a entender poco en el mundo cervecero.

4.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
Warehouse7 (1) - Durand, Illinois, USA - AUG 15, 2016 does not count
So far, it’s my beer-of-choice. Full flavored, dark, but without the bloating and "gut rot" feeling afterwards. Looking to order a case for myself.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beerowl80 (198) - Nottinghamshire, ENGLAND - AUG 12, 2016
Bottle. Pours black. Aroma of coffee, fudge, malt loaf and molasses. Roasty flavour with hints of liquorice and vanilla. Light to moderate sweet and bitter. Not as luxurious as the bigger higher abv stouts but enjoyable nonetheless.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
I_LUV_BEER (172) - - AUG 7, 2016
Served in a Teku glass from a 330ml bottle. Pours opaque black colour with a thick beige head. Aroma is smoke, caramel, chocolate, bread, malts. Taste is bitter chocolate, molasses, smoke, well hidden sweetness with slightly bitter aftertaste. Medium body with medium to lively carbonation. Very nice stuff (actually reminds me very much of one particular beer from a macro brewery which, funnily enough has scored much lower than this one despite very similar aroma/taste etc. descriptions by the beer connoisseurs... what an irony...)

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
AndyW68 (1430) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - JUL 26, 2016
Wow, for the price. Near black pour with tan head. Aroma and taste are sweet roast malt and chocolate. Good shit.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Iznogud (2373) - CROATIA - JUL 11, 2016
Bottle, 330 ml , courtesy of and shared with JFK10000. Pours black, small tan head. Roasted malts, chocolate, quite sweet, smooth, easy drinkable for what it is, medium bodied, expected more in that compartment. Overall somehow light for a imperial stout.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
indrekr (375) - ESTONIA - JUL 9, 2016
Aroma: weaker aroma than other imperial stouts i have tried. Dark bread, cocoa. Appearance: black, clear, brown foam, rocky head. Taste: light sweetness, lightly bitter, medium sourness. Palate: medium body, flat, oily feel, astringent, bitter, long finish.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Hinez57 (237) - Clinton, Mississippi, USA - JUL 2, 2016
Love this beer for a change of pace Imperial Stout. Everything about it is standard Imperial Stout as you expect it from England. Well bittered, chocolate, cofee, nutty in aroma and flavor. No-low golding hop character. Lower alcohol than most IS but doesn’t subtract from the enjoyment. The big shine with this brew and all Sam Smiths’ is the amazing yeast character which is a little understated in the IS vs nut brown etc. A winner, never disappointing.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jakubwloszcz (163) - Piastów, POLAND - JUN 30, 2016
Barwa ciemnobrunatna. Piana obfita, beżowa, trwała, ładnie oblepia szkło. W aromacie czuć mleczną czekoladę, praliny, delikatną nutę kawy. Przyjemny aromat, ale mało intensywny i mało złożony. W smaku jest trochę wodniste (zwłaszcza jak na imperialny stout), ale bardzo smaczne: jest czekolada, kawa, ciemne owoce. Fajne piwo, ale jak na imperialny stout, brakuje mu wyrazistości.


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