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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: 2538   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.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
fonefan (36036) - VestJylland, DENMARK - AUG 3, 2006
Bottle. Black with a small tan head. Aroma is roasted malt, with dark chocalate hints. Flavor is somewhat weak for an imperial stout, with hints of dark chocalate, coffe, roasted malt. Finish is not that long, get more of a coffee flavor from the finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
yespr (32032) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - APR 30, 2008
35.5 cL bottle. Pours dark brown to black with a huge and dense, creamy and light brown head. Mild roasted malt and chocolate aroma, mild hops note. Smooth roasted malt and chocolate flavours, shows an almost immediate acidic roasted note. Smooth chocolate flavours following. Nice stout, but falls a bit short compared to current imp. stouts.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ungstrup (29850) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - OCT 27, 2002
A black beer with a beutiful head. It has an aroma of smoked malt. It has a very filling feel and a good taste of smoked malt. Definatly a beer I’ll have again.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Papsoe (25083) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - DEC 15, 2005
(Bottle 33 cl) The blackest Stout in the world? Pitch black and completely opaque with a fine, creamy brown head. Incredibly potent and full-bodied yet very pleasant and drinkable. Light sweetness and only a vague bitterness - doesn’t have the ashy, dry bitterness often found in Stouts. Quite delicate. 230403

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
joergen (21509) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAY 18, 2005
Bottled. Dark brown coloured with a beige head. Aroma of dark chocolate, liquorice, coffee and dried fruit. Flavour of coffee and dark chocolate. Dry finish with notes of coffee.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
oh6gdx (20923) - Vasa, FINLAND - NOV 4, 2007
Bottled. Black colour, big beigeish brown head. Aroma is roasted malts, wood, some caramel and fudge. Flaour is caramel malts, hops and some slight acidic fruityness. Quite nice.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
omhper (19970) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - MAR 6, 2002
Sample of the 1999 version in March 2002: Dark black with beige head. The banana aroma is somewhat diminished if comparing to fresh samples. Full bodied and malty. Licorice flavour. Bitter finish. I’m not sure it gains so much on cellaring, so drink it when you can.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
anders37 (17535) - Malmö, SWEDEN - FEB 12, 2006
Bottle. Black in colour with a big brown head. Rosted fruity aroma, hints of apple. Malty flavor with some roastiness and fruitiness. Hints of apples and licorice. Dry and roasty finish.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
madmitch76 (16111) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JAN 11, 2011
11th February 2008
Smooth black stout. Very slightly creamy and quite malty. Not much else going on - no chocolate, bitterness etc. Drinkable though!

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fiulijn (15310) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 4, 2003
4 years old (not bottle conditioned)
Dark color, brown head. Aroma of liquorice, paper, malt, black pepper, coffee, toffee, hazelnuts; light tar, phenol…; very nice and complex. Strong mouthfeel, dominated by the liquorice, supported by some malt and replaced at the end by the roasted barley.


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