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


on tap

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RATINGS: 2594   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.

slowcars4life's rating

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
slowcars4life (25) - New Jersey, USA - DEC 29, 2013
Dark color with little to no head. I actually expected a better beer for its ratings. Not to bad, not to great. The oatmeal stout has a much better flavor.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
migwell (86) - 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...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
RickFifty (613) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kajser27 (159) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
clockk (77) - Lada / Langreo, SPAIN - APR 11, 2015
Una de mis cervezas preferidas. Cuerpo medio, sabor Chocolate cafe y regaliz. Una gran cerveza.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Dacrza (586) - Great Meadows, New Jersey, USA - APR 6, 2015
DATE TASTED: April 7, 2015... GLASSWARE: Duvel snifter.. OCCASION: celebrating the O’s opening day win while watching the NCAA finals... APPEARANCE: ominous black body that allows a swiftly simmering brown head to halo at the glass ... AROMA: powerful rum, vinous port, strong Spaltz and chocolate make for an inviting complexity--not to mention the roasted malts that provide a wicked balance... PALATE: smooth, slick, a bit dry, yet full-bodied--a paradox resolved only through a beautifully lingering aftertaste... TASTE: chocolate, roasted cracker, slight alcohol in a whiskey-like allure; the components make for a rich, dark, strong stout that is sweet and rewarding; some nut, raisin and cask wood further the experience...OVERALL: Once more, another brewery that does so little wrong--this beer commands the taste buds with strength and subtlety, rewarding the drinker with a sweet, powerful sip...

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Mark_Eck (951) - - APR 6, 2015
Pours black. Aroma and taste are creamy licorice and some coffee. Medium bodied.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Vladivostok (303) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - APR 5, 2015
Very dark with tan coloured head and a rich aroma of coffee and muted chocolate. Flavour is sweet with some molasses and palate as oily as would be expected. Not as strong as most imperial stouts but but this fact makes it a tad more drinkable than the real heavies.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
klm1 (352) - - APR 5, 2015
Black, coffee colored head. smells heavy dried fruits, raisins, coffee, but also smoked smell. full body, oily texture, obvious but soft carbonation. Smoked aftertaste. Its quite complex for a only 7% abv. That the bigest minus of this beer: too low abv. for imperial stout. Overall still quite good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Werckmeister (567) - Vienna, AUSTRIA - APR 1, 2015
bottle at home. black color, coffee colored head. smells heavy dried fruits, raisins, coffee, light roasted but also light smoky smell, some sweet malts, quite interesting and nice combination. full body, oily texture, obvious but soft carbonation, tastes light smoky, malty, some light sweetness, but more roasted character, some coffee, chocolate, dried fruits, raisins again, plums, light alcoholic, overall a bit sweet, feels a bit heavy for 7 ABV (compared to other beers). light roasty / quite dry / fruity bitter finish. I had high hopes for this, and am a tad bit underwhelmed now. Its quite heavy and complex for a beer of 7 ABV, but I am having a hard time finishing a bottle of this. Overall still quite good though.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mstrcrwly (558) - New York, USA - MAR 31, 2015
bottle poured into a snifter..cocoa color with a thin tan head..aroma of coffee,licorice,chocolate,roasted nuts..dry,thin..not very complex..

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