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


on tap

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RATINGS: 2540   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.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
thunderhops (224) - Vermont, USA - DEC 7, 2012
pours dark with a nice tan head that dissipates quickly to a small ring with some lace. Aromas are chocolate, roasted barley, coffee. Taste follows suite with the aromas well, with some sweetness and good hop bitterness with mild alcohol warmth. finish is a sticky maltiness with some bitterness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Cruzer (45) - St. Albert, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 27, 2014
Pours black, tan head, Aroma of roasted malts and chocolate. Flavour had notes of licorice, coffee and spices.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Moravius (606) - Berlin, GERMANY - DEC 27, 2014
Flasche (355 ml) von Bierlieb, Berlin. - Dichtes Schwarzbraun, kurzlebiger dunkelbeigefarbener Schaum. - In der Nase herb röstig-säuerlicher Mokka, zurückhaltende Frucht, milder englischer Hopfen. - Im Antrunk starker Mokka und (wirklich bittere) Bitterschokolade mit ausgeprägt herb-säuerlicher Note. Schweres dunkles Malz, im Hintergrund dichte Süße, aber im Vordergrund intensive Röstaromen und Mokka. Wenig Fruchtigkeit. Gut rezent. Abgang trocken mit angenehm holzig-erdigem Hopfen, im Hintergrund leichte Alkoholschwere. - Beeindruckendes, sehr aromatisches aber doch elegantes, ein wenig vornehm reserviertes Stout.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Lukasmh (249) - Aarhus, DENMARK - DEC 21, 2014
Bottle. Black brown with a nice tan head. Aroma is roasted malt, with dark chocalate. Really fruity and dark dried fruits. Taste is stouty, with hints of dark chocalate, coffe, roasted malt. Finish is not that long, get more of a coffee flavor from the finish. Really smooth finish for the abv. N1!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
George999 (139) - Colorado, USA - DEC 21, 2014
From the bottle there are hint of chocolate and bourbon aromas, the color is dark with a thick brown head, taste is a little metallic, but very roasted malty flavor, a solid stout beer, great sipping beer

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
HourGlass13 (133) - North Carolina, USA - DEC 21, 2014
Pours black as night with a foamy, light-brownish red head. Aroma is roasted malts, nuts, dark chocolate, with some dark fruit. Taste is nutty with dark chocolate, dark fruit and a hint of coffee. Full, rich, and creamy. Really excellent beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
zoucrew102 (620) - - DEC 21, 2014
Bottle, thanks Casey! Chocolate malt aroma with roasted barley notes as well as a bit of licorice. Pours black with a large light brown head and excellent lacing. Starts with roasted barley and just a bit coffee flavor. Finishes smooth with excellent chocolate flavors that linger on the palate. Nice imperial stout, not as rich as some, but definitely enjoyable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
high_on_hops (675) - Burlingame, California, USA - DEC 20, 2014
Pours a solid lack with a brown head and lacing. It has a nice, donkey aroma with lots of malt and some chocolate. The flavor is smoke, malt, and chocolate throughout with a semisweet finish over a medium-heavy body. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
jsporrer (26) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 17, 2014
Pours very dark almost black with a thin tan colored head. Very smooth taste with a creamy texture and a hint of coffee and fruit. A little thinner than other Imperial Stouts and not as bold flavoring. It was not harsh or bitter but rather enjoyable to drink but not quite as good as some others. A good beer at the price of $4.99 for a 550ml bottle. I’d like to try their oatmeal stout to compare.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Baramba (215) - ITALY - DEC 16, 2014
35.5. cl bottle. Black! Big beige head. Aroma of licorice, black pepper, coffee. Taste of licorice. Dry and roasty finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
didierlewallon (146) - ponferrada, SPAIN - DEC 12, 2014
Cerveza de color muy oscura, con una capa de espuma de color canela, con una buena retención y una textura muy cremosa. Aroma muy perfumada y compleja, destacan las maltas oscuras, con matices de chocolate negro, de café, de azúcar moreno y de madera. Tiene un sabor muy suave, no resulta difícil de beber, al principio destaca la malta tostada y su sabor a café, su levadura y para terminar la sensación dulce del chocolate. Es un poco amargo y seco al final. Esta cerveza es una maravilla, muy buena.

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