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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: 2483   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.


MichaelAwesome's rating

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MichaelAwesome (3936) - Wanne-Eickel, North Rhine-Westphalia, - SEP 14, 2012
Bottle shared with McTapps. Pours in deep black with a medium light brownish head. Nose is sour with chocolate. Tastes like bitter chocolate. To recommend and very interesting beer.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Iznougut (3) - Sant Quirze De Besora, - AUG 29, 2014 does not count
Bon olor a cafe.. No se.. El gas em recorda a una gasosa... Esbrebada. Bona cervesa perň no crec que repeteixi.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 17/20
HammerTroll (450) - Pula / Zagreb, CROATIA - AUG 29, 2014
Completely dark body, huge tan head. Big dark fruit aroma, coffee, alcohol and alcohol. A bit watery, medium to full body, soft carbonation. Bitter and sour taste, coffee bitter finish. Finally, a decent Samuel Smiths.
(Dobro Pivo Pri Ščurku 0,33l bottle)

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
veceo (492) - CROATIA - AUG 29, 2014
Very dark brown color, big and staying brownish head. Medium to full body, soft carbonation. Aroma of banana, chocolate, coffee, strawberry. Medium sweet taste, little bit boozy. Very good, but notes of alcohol and slightly lighter body lowered overall score.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
RobertDale (3411) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - AUG 28, 2014
500 ml. bottle. Pours black with a nice tan head. Aroma of malt, chocolate, and coffee. Taste is roasted malt, dark chocolate, coffee, caramel, and dark fruit. Well crafted.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Procent (72) - POLAND - AUG 26, 2014
W aromacie czekolada i nuty palone, wiśnie w likierze, delikatny karmel w tle. Piana beżowa, średnio obfita, ładny lacing. Barwa czarna, pod światło ciemnorubinowa. W smaku paloność, suszone śliwki, lekko wiśniowe, kwaskowe. Goryczka niska ku średniej w porywach. Takie połączenie Imp. Stouta z Sour Ale. Dość lekkie, nie mój klimat. Warka do 01.2015r.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
arnold931 (528) - 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 (367) - 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 (3777) - 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.


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