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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: 2523   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.86   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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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.


abemorsten's rating

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
abemorsten (2883) - Mosterøy, - JAN 29, 2013
330 ml bottle at home. Black body with a small light brown head that lingers as a film. Inviting port, liquorice, raisin nose. Wonderfully pungent prune, raisin liquorice roastiness in the mouth. Full bodied and thick with a generous carbonation. Long roasted finish.


4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
AgentAle (736) - Alberta, CANADA - NOV 20, 2014
Aroma is rich roasty maltz with slight smokiness. Black licorice, biscuit and oats prominent here. Taste is rich malts, caramel, toffee and slight earthiness on the tip. The famous mineral water adds excellent mouth feel and finish. Appearance is black with a thin pearl head that retains fairly poorly.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
GuideDogSaint (409) - Xiamen, CHINA - NOV 16, 2014
Pint bottle from Beer Station, Xiamen. Pours black with a dissipating beige head. Aroma of chocolate, liquorice and toffee. Dry bitter finish. Going back for more.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Mr_Pink_152 (932) - Lincoln, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - NOV 15, 2014
Bottle from Melbourn Bros in Stamford. Deep black with a thick head. Aroma has toasted malt the taste has more if the with subtle cocoa. Very good.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Bork (317) - Rosewood, Georgia, USA - NOV 11, 2014
Full, rich and creamy stout with a nice mixture of caramel, toffee and faint roasted coffee beans. Wee tad of fruitiness does not improve score. No noticeable alcohol. Great brew.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
gopherfan99 (559) - CROATIA - NOV 10, 2014
Bottle; pours nearly black with a mocha head; aroma is roasted malts, coffee, chocolate, and hints of dark fruits; taste is chocolate, roasted coffee and malt; light bitter finish; I was expecting a little bit more of an American style imperial stout but by no means was I let down with this beer. It is a very good beer.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Zwiebel88 (186) - GERMANY - NOV 9, 2014
Schwarz, beiger Schaum. Frisch, wenignKaffee, Honig, viel dunkle früchte in der Nase. Am Gaumen kaffee, dunkle Früchte, Kakao, trocken. Leicht staubig,

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
msbernac (720) - POLAND - NOV 6, 2014
Bottle Aroma-caramel, coffee, chocolate, Appearance-black, cloudy, brown foam, Taste-light sweetness, lightly bitter, lightly sour, Palate-medium body, sticky, soft carbonation, long finish, Overall-very good

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
sebwaw (22) - POLAND - NOV 1, 2014
Served in TeKu. Great dark beige, creamy head, appears totally black colour. Rich aroma with chocolate, toffee, caramel dominating with a distinct hint of cherry, noble sourness. Very pleasant. Taste is delightful, lots of dark chocolate, quite sweet, but finish is definitely bitter, even earthy a little. Full bodied and very creamy/oily. Extremely enjoable, seems heavier than 7% which lowers drinkability. Its a great example of just straight and plain strong stout without any peculiar additions like US brewers got me used to. Price is also extremely encouraging (less than 5 bucks).

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
gregwilsonstl (1122) - Missouri, USA - OCT 29, 2014
Beautiful dark black thin tan head.. Deep roasted, almost burnt. Delicious.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
loco_gallego (116) - SWITZERLAND - OCT 24, 2014
Brune-noire foncée, mousse marron claire persistante. Quelques dépôts. Arômatique surtout sur le toastage café. Levures. Et un côté liquoreux assez prononcé. On sent un peu l’houblonnage fruité. En bouche pareil avec une forte présence de malts toasté et sucrés, un peu fruitée. Fin de bouche un peu amère et fumée, avec une présence liquoreuse-alcool. Carbonation moyenne. Très bonne stout.


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