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


on tap

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RATINGS: 2413   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.87   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.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
SNAKEFOOD89 (4) - Houston, Texas, USA - DEC 3, 2012
Aroma is little weird: wheat and hot pastrami with Swiss. -Might be just me. Rolls down along the tongue in mild caramel and hazelnut waves, each receding into a mellow bread-like after taste. Very understated for an imperial stout, not too bold in flavor. But perfect. Not brazen, but confident. I’m probably going to waste a lot more money on this beer in the future, or not <- depending on how you define a waste of money ;)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Brewhemia (12) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - APR 17, 2014
I enjoy pouring a Samuel Smith’s Imperial Stout. First of all I think the bottle is really cool. I like the aroma of black currant and chokolade and the taste of smoked almonds and bacon.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mile (2734) - Helsinki, FINLAND - APR 17, 2014
Bottle. Very dark brown - almost black, average to large and mostly diminishing light brown head. Moderate to full, malty and sweetish aroma, light roasted malt and coffee/chocolate, faint licorice and hoppyness. Body is medium to full, malty and sweetish flavor, light caramel and faint roasted malt, light coffee. Finish is average, malty and, lightly sweetish - sweetish, light caramel and roasted malt, light coffee and faint licorice, light hoppyness. Bit too sweet for my taste. Could also use more body and bitterness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gegwilson (621) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - APR 16, 2014
Bottle fron the York Beer and Wine Shop. Pours black with a tan head. Quite a meaty aroma. Notes of chocolate and roast flavour. Just a hint of coffee. A little sharp perhaps. Quite rich, but not as luxurious as the best imperial stouts.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
oliodnb (130) - ITALY - APR 15, 2014
Dark color, creamy white head. Smells of bitter chocolate, molasses and alcohol preserved cherries (ciliegie sotto spirito). Rich complex taste of chocolate, lightly smoked toasted malts, dark fruits and some alcohol. Some coffee pops out in the dessert-like finish. Excellent.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
jackafholmes (37) - - APR 12, 2014
Bottle from blacker Hall farm. This is a perfect stout Imo. Deep, dark, almost opaque black with a handsome head. Aroma of blackcurrants, treacle, and rich olive oil. Similar taste but not as treacley as you might expect, still rich but remains refreshing and tasty.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jerseyjohn71 (140) - corsicana, Texas, USA - APR 6, 2014
nuts, coffee, caramel, roasty, resin, dough, earthy, alcohol, licorice, vanilla, brown, black, clear, tan foam, brown foam, rocky head, medium body, creamy, fizzy, average carbonation, long finish, good stuff,,

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beerhunter111 (5425) - Hasborn, GERMANY - APR 5, 2014
Sehr dunkelbraunes, fast schwarzes Bier mit schöner bräunlichen Schaumkrone. Geruch sehr röstmalzig, schokoladig, Kaffee. Geschmack intensiv röstmalzig, Kaffee, Schokolade.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
PhilJackson80 (253) - Oklahoma, USA - APR 4, 2014
12 oz bottle. The beer pours to a medium black color with a thin off white head. The aroma has a strong dark fruit & licorice with some roasted malts in it. The taste was a little on the sweet side for my taste & overall was just pretty good. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jerich0 (1) - - APR 1, 2014 does not count
Botella 33cl. Muy oscura y con espuma media de color crema. Aroma a malta tostada con caramelo, café y algo de chocolate. Sabor dulce al inicio y que se tranforma en café y chocolate con el trago. Amargor suficiente pero no destacable. Se nota el alcohol pero sin desagradar. Acabado perdurable en boca. Perfecta para acabar una comida.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Pizd (429) - Merseyside, ENGLAND - MAR 31, 2014
(Bottle): Pours black with a tan head. Aroma of super-heavily roasted malt, dark chocolate and coffee. Taste is a lot more chocolatey than I expected, very smooth with a coffee, liquorice, malt and charred aftertaste. I didn’t know what to expect really but it was delicious.

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