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

bottled
common

on tap
common

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RATINGS: 2601   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.86   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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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.


UnionBeerCzar's rating

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
UnionBeerCzar (81) - Michigan, USA - FEB 5, 2013
12oz. Bottle to shaker, this feels like an old friend I haven’t seen in a while came back into town. Pours pitch black with a finger and half of light brown head. Aromas of roast coffee, bittersweet chocolate, and sweet malt, really classic stout nose. Perfect levels of carbonation create a medium mouthfeel that finishes quite smoothly. Overall sweet on the palate with enough roast to balance it out. Finishes malty and lingers on for just the right amount of time. Great beer, I don’t know its imperial by my jacked-up American standards but its damn good and that’s all that matters. Cheers to the Yorkshire squares!


4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
drmet (108) - Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, GERMANY - MAY 28, 2015
L: -pours the darkest of brown with a small khaki head S: -sweet chocolate,slightly roasty,caramel,toffee,vanilla,mocha T: -chocolat with a strong coffee finish F: -low carbonation,medium-full body -alcohol not noticeable O: Lovely imperial stout.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
pkmd1 (36) - - MAY 24, 2015
Poured from 12oz. Bottle. Dark brown black color with small thin white head. Smell of nutty fruit is distinct and the hint of chocolate. Palate is smooth and full with hint of Carmel and chocolate with a faint bitterness at the very end. One of my favorite stouts by far. Great beer after dinner.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Patdelichte (17) - - MAY 18, 2015
Enorm lekkere imperial stout. Sterke chocolade smaak maar niet te sterk. Aroma is echt top.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Piwotok (16) - - MAY 17, 2015
Klasyczny RIS z Wysp Brytyjskich. Polecam wszystkim moją recenzję na https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I4CXFgrMa-8

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
racedom (23) - Guadalajara, SPAIN - MAY 11, 2015
Black brown pour, brown head. Aroma of licorice and coffee. Taste is oily and round, with licorice, dark coffee and a little bitterness.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Cervezapapi (3) - - MAY 10, 2015 does not count
Piana obfita i trwała. W aromacie mleczna czekolada, paloność, delikatny alkohol. Wytrawne, lekko kwaśne, bardzo czekoladowe, średnia goryczka na końcu. Solidny RIS.

4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
huineman (360) - Madrid, SPAIN - MAY 10, 2015
Pours dark reddish brown. Tan head, long-lasting. Intense aromas of coffee, cocoa, iron and caramel. Creamy, thick, slow-moving through the mouth and throat. Very long finish. After-taste is complex: starts with herbal notes, then roasted coffee.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
migwell (94) - Northampton, Massachusetts, USA - APR 27, 2015
Wow! This stout is so opaque that when held in front of an incandescent bulb, no light shines through. Just one remarkable feature of this dry, roasted, full flavored (or should I say ’flavoured’?) dry stout. Not fruity, not yeasty, but dark, rich, creamy and highly drinkable. A classic. It’s got me dreaming how it would taste on nitro...

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
RickFifty (630) - Fredrikstad, NORWAY - APR 25, 2015
Deep brown color, beige head. Roasted malt nose, chocolate, dried fruit, licorice. Sweet taste, roasted malt, chocolate, licorice, coffee, hint of bread, light coffee bitterness. Medium to full body, soft carbonation, oily texture.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kajser27 (189) - Zagreb, CROATIA - APR 12, 2015
Dark black, almost pitch, medium tan lasting head. Aroma is of chocolate and roasted malt (much more than coffee) and strong licorice and dark fruits. Taste is medium sweet malt, caramel, chocolate, again strong licorice and dark fruits, roasted dry finish, weak alcohol when warm. Weaker side of full bodied and a bit creamy.


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