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


on tap

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RATINGS: 2724   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.86/5   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.

Jonathan3584's rating

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Jonathan3584 (323) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUL 2, 2005
They say itís complexity is due to malt, hops, alcohol, and yeast, but in reality, the only standout flavors Iím getting are of yeast. The aroma is incredibly estery -- dried fruits, burned fruits, clove, banana, etc. Thereís some alcohol to it, too, but the roasted malt, which ought to be the backbone of this style, completely takes a backseat to the yeast. Flavor is the same thing. Fruit fruit fruit. Overall unimpressive, especially for the name the brewery has built for itself. Maybe Iím just continually failing to luck out and getting batches that have gone bad in transit, but Iíve consistently had trouble with SS beers. Not noteworthy.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
MarinEvelyn (755) - Wisconsin, USA - APR 23, 2016
Sweet, tart, dark chocolate with cherries and raspberry. Sweet, raisin tart taste with a little dry finish. Alcohol.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
beerbaaron (1865) - Arizona, USA - APR 23, 2016
Black with a dissipating light brown head. Molasses. Chocolate. Caramel. Licorice. Alcohol. Earth. Some fruit. Moderate roast. Some coffee. No bitterness. Some sweetness but certainly not unbalanced. Bigger medium to lighter full body. Complex. Smooth. Excellent drinkability. Rare for the style.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Fle4 (6) - - APR 21, 2016 does not count
coffee, chocolate, resin, smoke, black, minimal head, umami, full body, thick feel, soft carbonation, long finish,

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
josanguapo (835) - SPAIN - APR 20, 2016
From XXXII. In Teku glass. Playing South Park The Stick of Truth. Has something that makes crave for more after each sip. Really good tasting, smelling and feeling, and with an ABV lower than usual in the style

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
17Beer (156) - SWITZERLAND - APR 17, 2016
Aromas of chocolate and licorice with an alcohol scent. Pours rich dark mahogany brown with a thin brown head and good lacing. Tastes of coffee and licorice, mild malt and a wonderful tangy finish. Smooth mouthfeel with some fizziness. Round and rich. Very nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MelvinKalksma (628) - UTRECHT, NETHERLANDS - APR 16, 2016

Slight/medium aroma of malts, caramel, liquorice, chocolate, roasted malts and coffee.

Opaque black beer with a ruby glare and with a medium brown head.

Starts medium/heavy sweet with malts, caramel, liquorice and chocolate; ends slightly bitter with roasted malts and coffee.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
JuanFlk80 (49) - SPAIN - APR 16, 2016
Botella 335ml comprada en Vivalabirra ( Oviedo ), buena Imperial Stout, toque de cafť, chocolate, malta

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
redders1974 (683) - Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - APR 15, 2016
Great aroma and mouthfeel if itís one thing sam smiths excell in its smooth velvety mouthfeel with a long finish great stuff

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Johnsense (1177) - - APR 13, 2016
The standard bearer for the style. Black pour, large rocky head. Dark chocolate, coffee, wood, english hops, molasses, very light anise notes in arona and taste. Fuller body with a creamy mouthfeel.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
tsd08460 (612) - Marshall, Virginia, USA - APR 11, 2016
Aroma: roasty, chocolate, Appearance: black with a brown head Taste: medium sweetness, medium bitterness, Palate: full body, creamy, average carbonation, long finish, Excellent

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