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

bottled
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RATINGS: 2478   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.


BigHoss' rating

3.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
BigHoss (170) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - OCT 28, 2012
Black color small brown head. I smell coffee and malt, I taste chocolate, fruits, and raisins. It finish with chocolate..... Great Stout!!!!


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
arnold931 (518) - Iowa, USA - AUG 16, 2014
Bottle. Pours dark brown with ruby highlights. Tan head with nice lacing. Nose is plum and prune. Nice smooth taste.

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Petrosian (6) - - AUG 15, 2014 does not count
Dark colour. Full body and aroma. Trifle, wallnuts and chocolate deep notes. -- rated via 'Find A Beer' for Blackberry 10

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
M_Sack (365) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - AUG 11, 2014
Bottle. Jet back with a one finger mocha coloured head with strong lacing. Strong caramel, golden syrup, dark chocolate, a touch of roasted malts and some sweet lactose. Rich, dark chocolate flavours, subtle roast malts and spicy malts followed by some cherry, alcohol and sarsbarella. Thick mouth feel with just a slight spritz. Very complex, multi layered beer that is just a touch sweet for my tastes.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bosskie (382) - NETHERLANDS - AUG 10, 2014
Pitch black with a nice carbonation and a weak head. The smell is dominated by pear. Find some subtle caramel in there and some chocolate and coffee, but with difficulty. Hints of vanilla too. Maybe some cinnamon. Taste is burnt coffee caramel, nicely refreshing with a milky creaminess. Interesting beer, far from my regular Imperial stout experience.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
wimpyjoe (3722) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - AUG 9, 2014
Bottle from Nissa, Hebden Bridge. Black with a small off-white head. Rich milky stout with a good nose although a touch soapy in taste.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
TET (1610) - FINLAND - AUG 9, 2014
A black beer with a medium and beige head. The nose has syrup malts, some roastiness, raisins and dried fruits, strongly sweet. Taste is rich of malts, roastiness, syrup and sweetness, some dried fruits. Medium bodied, low carbonation. Different IS, sweet and fruitfull, only slightly roasted, "old-fashioned".

4.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Danev76 (478) - AUSTRALIA - AUG 7, 2014
Strong malt aroma. Black colour with excellent head. Very malty up front with strong dark chocolate finish. Heavy creamy body with no carbonation.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
chucklemation (451) - Pontiac, Michigan, USA - AUG 6, 2014
Pours a dark brown with a small tan foam head. Aroma is roasted malts. Flavor is also roasted malts, along with sweet caramel and toffee. Quite light for an imperial stout, but has lots of flavor and tastes delicious.

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
JohnRMurdoch (3240) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - JUL 31, 2014
355ml bottle present. Almost black, reasonable head. Treacle grain malt aroma. Sour treacle grain flavour. Bitter aftertaste. Not my sort of beer.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
pkomar (32) - Poznan, POLAND - JUL 29, 2014
Roasty, chocolaty aroma with a hint of dry fruits (plums and the likes), alcohol also easy to sense. Rich, tan coloured head, very good lacing, leaves a nice, thin layer. Liquid is black, not transparent, clear. Medium sweetness, light bitterness, even more roast and chocolate after tasting it, leaves a very pleasurable aftertaste. Alcohol warms the oeasophagus and throat. Low carbonation. Long finish. Overall, it’s a good beer. Could have had a better aroma. It feels like a light version of imperial stout, especially looking at its abv.


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