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

bottled
common

on tap
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RATINGS: 2795   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.

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4.1
Jabah (829) - Bethesda, Maryland, USA - APR 20, 2018
I have yet to try a Samuel Smith that I didn't like a lot. This is no exception. A very fine stout. Good balance with chocolate malty flavors. Not much hops, but enough to make it work. I don't know if it's quite an IPS, but more on the medium side. Stronger than the typical sweet, dry, or extra stout....but not really noticable as it drinks easy. I only bought a single to sample and had to split it with my father-in-law during dinner, so wish I had the entire 12 oz. to review after the fact. Will have to try again for this reason, along with it being a good brew.

3.8
ERB92 (866) - Bergen, NORWAY - APR 8, 2018
Aroma of chocolate, coffee, licorice, caramel and hints of dried fruits, banana and soy sauce. Almost Black with a Tan head. Medium sweet and medium bitter. Full body with a average carbonation. Overall a nice Imperial Stout. I was expecting a bit more sweetness and would like a lower carbonation level. Still a very plesant and enjoyable drink.

3.7
MaltMeister107 (37) - Okole, POLAND - APR 6, 2018
piwo prawie czarne, nieprzejrzyste, drobno pęcherzykowa piana, bardzo obfita, która szybko opada tworząc mgiełkę pozostającą z nami do końca, w aromacie dominuje gorzka czekolada, jednak z pewną nutą słodyczy, w smaku lekka paloność, gorzka czekolada, kawa, sporo ciała, mimo średniego wysycenia dosyć gładkie, lekka, przyjemna goryczka całkiem udane piwo

4.1
jooilakon (408) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 3, 2018
Bottle 355 ml from Beerwulf. Aromas of roasted malts, coffee, chocolate and some caramel. Pours a deep black body with a big beige head. Thick and creamy palate followed by a taste of dark roasted malts, black coffee, some chocolate and caramel tones, alcohol and subtle liquorice. Leaving a well balanced and very enjoyable bitterness from the roasted malts and coffee notes. Very good proper stout which takes you back in time to smoky and oily factories (although I doubt their stouts were this good). This fine piece of black oil leaves no one disappointed!

4.2
StoutBeerReviews (338) - Kenosha, Wisconsin, USA - APR 2, 2018
mild easy drinking very very smooth stout. its not overwhelming in any direction. perfectly balanced

3.6
panda_brewmaster (311) - Bournemouth, Dorset, ENGLAND - MAR 28, 2018
UPDATED: MAR 28, 2018 Texture is smooth and lively all the way thanks to the added CO2 but also not so sessionable from the same reason. Rosted malts, cola, chocolate, and subtle banana in the aroma. Taste is roasted malt with hints of chocolate, coffee and liquorice. Same follows in the finish leaving only bitterness in the late aftertaste.

3.8
cmacklin (1489) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 27, 2018
550ml bottle. Pours an opaque black with faint reddish hue and a medium, creamy, long lasting, tan head that leaves curtains of lace. Sweet aroma of roasted malt, dark chocolate, licorice, dried fruit and a hint of smoke. Sweet flavour of roasted malt, dark chocolate, licorice, toffee and sour, dark fruit with bitter coffee in a dry finish. Medium body with a creamy, smooth, oily texture and soft carbonation. Nicely done.

4
jenselspencer (12) - - MAR 23, 2018
UPDATED: MAR 23, 2018 Super dejlig og let drikkeligt stout. Meget afbalanceret. Nøddeagtig smag. Kunne godt være kraftigere.

3.7
sebsky (549) - ENGLAND - MAR 22, 2018
355 ml bottle from Beers of Europe,bb 02/2019. Black,beige head. Nose - roasted malts,chocolate,mild alcohol. Taste - dry,coffee,malts,dark chocolate.

4
tfontana (1286) - Fremont, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 21, 2018
Bottle pour into tulip glass from The City, Seabrook, NH. Appearance is virtually opaque black--ruby color with light source directly behind, with nice sparkle at the edges of the glass, finger-plus width light brown, foamy head with good retention and nice lacing. Aroma is rich roasted malt, chocolate, earth, telltale Samuel Smith mineral/water/yeast. Taste is earth, fruity sweetness, roasted malt, minerals, late hint of chocolate. Palate is medium bodied with thin, frothy texture, average-to-lively carbonation and dry, crisp finish. Overall, less bold and sweet than American versions of impy stouts. Consistent with other offerings from this brewer.


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