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


on tap

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RATINGS: 2765   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.86/5   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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.

DonKi11uminati's rating

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
DonKi11uminati (80) - , Indiana, USA - NOV 1, 2009
This is a solid, delicious imperial stout. Pours pitch black as an imperial stout should, and offers that rich, oily palate to match. The flavor is complex with nuts, malt, brown sugar, chocolate, sweetness, and bitterness all playing together. Overall it’s a little too sweet for me but still very enjoyable. The alcohol isn’t noticeable, and it could be a little higher for more warmth, but overall this beer is a great imperial stout.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
alex_leit (2571) - Minsk, BELARUS - OCT 26, 2016
Bottle. Almost black with creamy foam. Rich aroma, esters, caramel, roasted malt, butter, chocolate, wine. Taste: malt, caramel, butter, port wine, whisky, good balanced.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
metalspice (690) - Jevnaker, NORWAY - OCT 21, 2016
Svart med lavt lysebrunt skum. Lakris, mørk karamell og nøtter i duften. Først og fremst lakris og karamell i smaken. Bitter og lett metallisk avslutning. God, men hadde forventet mer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
matzou (16) - SPAIN - OCT 14, 2016
Small 1cm head on a black body. Smell of nutty, roasted grains. Taste of bitter chocolate with a hint of coffee on the finish. well balanced on the palate, body on the thin side. No lasting taste beside a little dryness (imperial dry stout?) Grainy feeling

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Blueshawk (398) - Bad Bellingen, GERMANY - OCT 14, 2016
- tiefschwarze Farbe mit leichter, schnell zerfallender Schaumbildung - Aromen nach Trockenfrüchten, Karamell, Sherry und eine etwas zu stark hervortretende Alkoholnote - die Carbonisierung ist mir für diesen Biertyp eine Idee zu moussierend - genau dies stört auch sofort etwas im Antrunk - die im Mittelteil angenehm auftretende Lakritzbeigabe wird durch den Alkoholgeschmack schnell wieder übertönt - ein bitter-säuerlicher Abgang findet auch nicht unbedingt Beifall Fazit: Übertriebene Alkoholnote

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ozzatoadisback (92) - ITALY - OCT 12, 2016
Opaque black with a low mocha coloured head which show decent retention but no lacing at all. Fine but not too intense aroma: moderate/delicate roasted malts, milk coffee, red fruits and a light alcohol note. Overall somewhere in the likes of a fruit cake. Taste follows the aroma with low bitterness if compared to the average imperial/export stout. Nice sweet/warming fruity/alcohol finish and aftertaste. Medium body, very low carbonation, nice silky, delicate mouthfeel. An enjoyable strong stout, well balanced and nicely complex, though not too intense

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
alvaro78 (289) - Sevilla, SPAIN - OCT 8, 2016
Aromas a chicolate, toffe, galletas y alcohol Buen aspecto espuma color crema poco persistente En boca cuerpo pleno. Chocolate, café y un punto ácido de la cebada tostada ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
peponi (1520) - Hannover, GERMANY - OCT 7, 2016
Aroma: roasted dark malts, dried fruits, burnt malt. Appearance: jet black and creamy head. Taste: roasted dark malts, bitter chocolate, coffee, slightly acid, dried fruits, dry. Palate: medium/low body and medium carbonation, roasted finish. Overall: Tastes like a FES, but still a really nice and complex beer. Maybe too dry.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
McSherman (564) - North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - SEP 22, 2016
Tiefschwarz, blickdicht mit hellbraunem Schaum. In der Nase tolle leicht süßlich malzige Aromen: Kakao, Sherry, Dörrobst und Pumpernickel. Im Antrunk ist das Bier zunächst überraschend süß karamellig. Schnell jedoch übernimmt eine alkoholische, malzige und würzige Note mit einer tollen Aromatik von Schokolade und Rosinen die leicht lakritzig bitter abklingt. Tolles Imperial Stout, nicht ganz so wuchtig wie andere Vertreter, aber sehr stimmig!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ljthiessen (1140) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - SEP 11, 2016
Bottle. Dark brown, nearly black pour with a rich beige head. Aroma is malty chocolate, some subtle plum and raisin, hints of coffee and very slightly roasty. Taste is much the same, malty chocolate, dark fruits, a little sweet up front but finishes a little roasty with some bitterness to balance. Quite tasty and balanced, but not quite the rull richness of most imperial stouts. More like a really nice strong oatmeal stout.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JoTheO (122) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - SEP 9, 2016
Bottle 355ml. Deep black and a thin light brown head. Aroma is sweet with dates and plums. Smooth palate. Taste adds coffee and some burnt caramel with some molasses sweetness. Really good for an Imperial Stout with a reasonable abv.

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