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

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RATINGS: 2464   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.


hman43's rating

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hman43 (290) - Pinehurst, North Carolina, USA - MAY 11, 2013
It has a pleasant chocolate and coffee aroma that is not strong. Dark with a dark tan head the clings to the side of the glass. It has a rich, creamy coffee taste.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
MiamiBarman (24) - Miami, Florida, USA - JUL 6, 2014
A beautiful looking pour. Very dark brown but not quite black with a beautiful tan head that lives forever and leaves lots of lacing. Aroma of roasted malts, dark caramel, and coffee, lots of coffee....I also detect hints of maple syrup. The taste is very rich, can also be verified when you see the remnants of the beer slide down extremely slowly down the side of the glass....Thick like syrup. Full-bodied. I like it alot, probably a great night-ender, but not as extreme as a Russian Imperial. Would drink again, but only 1 at a time for me.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kingstoni (1431) - FINLAND - JUL 6, 2014
Bottle. Deep brown color with a medium thick light brown head. Aroma of coffee, chocolate, peat and oak. Medium sweet taste with some bitterness. Flavors are roasted malt, coffee and vanilla. Oily feel. Medium to full body. Well balanced.

-- rated with beerbasher/winphone

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
KeefOz (833) - Tarragindi, AUSTRALIA - JUL 6, 2014
Poured an opaque black colour with a thick looking appearance. Dark tan foamy head 5mm thick with lots of lace sticking to the glass. A great looking beer. Aroma of semi-sweet slightly roasted coffee, a trace of milk chocolate and possible licorice. Taste persistently and strongly of roasted coffee with hints of dark chocolate. Medium to heavy body. Smooth and creamy on the palate and with a semi-sweet but lingering roasted coffee finish. A good imperial stout.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
kraddel (2704) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - JUL 2, 2014
Bottle at barely legal tasting room Pours black , small white head Smell is sweet , offee , chocolate Bitter chocolaty , coffee , sweet , complex , fruity , roasty , honey . Very nice beer !

4.4
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
cmiller54hr (35) - Manitou, Kentucky, USA - JUL 1, 2014
Pours jet black with one finger khaki head. Smells of chocolate and roasted malts. Tastes of the same. This is a great stout. One of my favs. As drinkable as some of their sweeter stouts even with the higher abv.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
hockeybeerguy (1461) - Juneau, Alaska, USA - JUN 30, 2014
This was poured into a snifter. The appearance was a nice looking dark brown to black color with a two finger white to off white foamy head. There was some light lacing sticking nicely around the glass. The smell had a nice blend of sweet milk chocolate along with some plums, raisins and then added a nice light roasty coffee. The taste was mainly sweet and roasty with a nice lingering roasty to sweet aftertaste that finishes slightly dry. On the palate, this one sits right on the medium side of the body. The carbonation finished with a light creamy smoothness. Overall, this was a nice RISK well worthy of having again.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
adster (120) - HUNGARY - JUN 29, 2014
Koromfekete, átlátszatlan színű főzet, mely lebilincselő aromával bír: a könnyed, leginkább meggyhez, cseresznyéhez hasonlító édesség felől fokozatosan közelít a kakaós, forró csokis, majd kávés, pörkölt illatok felé. Ezt követően egy élénk, kissé savanykás, de határozott pörkölt malátás karakterrel megtámogatott zamattal találkozhatunk egy édes, kávés beütéssel, valamint az alkohol szájmelengető jelenlétével gazdagítva, mely sajátosságok elegánsan, mégis kellően intenzíven állnak össze egy kerek egésszé.

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Boomersmancave1 (17) - Indiana, USA - JUN 25, 2014
Dark colored head. Pours out blackish. Coffee, chocolate with a light licorice aromas. full bodied. Average to thick textured. Not a lot of carbonation in this beer, but the finish is semisweet with a roasted coffee and dark chocolate taste. This is a great stout beer.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
KoNrRiI (432) - Ĺrhus, DENMARK - JUN 25, 2014
0.355 bottle. Pitch black color and a medium, thick, brown head. Aroma of roasted malts, licorice, caramel, coffee, and a touch of toffee. Taste is very malty with loads of coffee, licorice, some roast, and a delicate sourness. Full body, thick texture, and soft carbonation. Finish is a bit sweeter than the bitterish taste and also less sticky but in essence features the same flavors. Overall the beer is really tasty, well-balanced, does not commit the mistakes of many other stouts, and gives an impression of excellence.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
zaf (233) - ITALY - JUN 25, 2014
scura..schiuma poco persistente..aroma dominato dalla liquirizia,inizialmente piacevole si rivela stucchevole dopo un pň..gusto sbilanciato a favore della liquirizia,con note di caffč amaro..corpo medio,poco frizzante..non entusiasma


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