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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: 2724   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.86/5   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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.


ChrisTurner's rating

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ChrisTurner (207) - Melbourne, - JUN 20, 2008
Intense black with smallish brown head that recedes but never quite disappears. Lots of lacing. Aroma is mainly roasted (almost smokey) barley with a hint of rich sweetness. Palate is surprisingly watery. Flavour is lots more roasted barley with an almost burnt edge and very dark fruit. Very nice.


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
MarinEvelyn (756) - Wisconsin, USA - APR 23, 2016
Sweet, tart, dark chocolate with cherries and raspberry. Sweet, raisin tart taste with a little dry finish. Alcohol.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
beerbaaron (1866) - Arizona, USA - APR 23, 2016
Black with a dissipating light brown head. Molasses. Chocolate. Caramel. Licorice. Alcohol. Earth. Some fruit. Moderate roast. Some coffee. No bitterness. Some sweetness but certainly not unbalanced. Bigger medium to lighter full body. Complex. Smooth. Excellent drinkability. Rare for the style.

3.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Fle4 (6) - - APR 21, 2016 does not count
coffee, chocolate, resin, smoke, black, minimal head, umami, full body, thick feel, soft carbonation, long finish,

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
josanguapo (836) - SPAIN - APR 20, 2016
From XXXII. In Teku glass. Playing South Park The Stick of Truth. Has something that makes crave for more after each sip. Really good tasting, smelling and feeling, and with an ABV lower than usual in the style

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
17Beer (156) - SWITZERLAND - APR 17, 2016
Aromas of chocolate and licorice with an alcohol scent. Pours rich dark mahogany brown with a thin brown head and good lacing. Tastes of coffee and licorice, mild malt and a wonderful tangy finish. Smooth mouthfeel with some fizziness. Round and rich. Very nice.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MelvinKalksma (629) - UTRECHT, NETHERLANDS - APR 16, 2016

Aroma:
Slight/medium aroma of malts, caramel, liquorice, chocolate, roasted malts and coffee.

Appearance:
Opaque black beer with a ruby glare and with a medium brown head.

Taste/Palate:
Starts medium/heavy sweet with malts, caramel, liquorice and chocolate; ends slightly bitter with roasted malts and coffee.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
JuanFlk80 (51) - SPAIN - APR 16, 2016
Botella 335ml comprada en Vivalabirra ( Oviedo ), buena Imperial Stout, toque de café, chocolate, malta

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
redders1974 (687) - Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - APR 15, 2016
Great aroma and mouthfeel if it’s one thing sam smiths excell in its smooth velvety mouthfeel with a long finish great stuff

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Johnsense (1179) - - APR 13, 2016
The standard bearer for the style. Black pour, large rocky head. Dark chocolate, coffee, wood, english hops, molasses, very light anise notes in arona and taste. Fuller body with a creamy mouthfeel.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
tsd08460 (613) - Marshall, Virginia, USA - APR 11, 2016
Aroma: roasty, chocolate, Appearance: black with a brown head Taste: medium sweetness, medium bitterness, Palate: full body, creamy, average carbonation, long finish, Excellent


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