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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: 2753   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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beeebon (468) - Cornwall, ENGLAND - SEP 23, 2017
Pours black with small tan head which quickly goes but clings to the edge of the glass on the way down. Aroma is rich and roasty with liquorice, dark chocolate and a touch of soy. Taste is complex and full bodied and leaves a decent lingering finish. A great example of the style!

3.5
higgsbison (233) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 21, 2017
Creamy. A strong roots of licorice. Chocolate notes. Sorry, I had to upload these old ratings. They were for me, not for uploading. And also I need 75 characters, hence this sentence. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
mieszal92 (299) - Gliwice, POLAND - SEP 12, 2017
Bottle. Imperial stouts with an abv of 8% and less should be banned... This beer is closer to a heavy roasted baltic porter in both aroma and taste. Medium body, boozy and dry-ditter aftertaste. Very fruity, however. Overcarbonated, watery, sharp. Average BP, poor IS.

4.3
Grumbo (3471) - Ipswich, Suffolk, ENGLAND - SEP 11, 2017
Bottle from Bristol. Backlog rating from bottle collection and historic scoring. No tasting notes kept, just rating. Very much enjoyed this.

3.5
La sentinelle (52) - Jinan, CHINA - AUG 28, 2017
风格:Imperial Stout 酒精度:7%vol 原麦汁浓度:17.5°P 灌装日期:2017.03.27 Smith’s。虽然是帝国世涛风格,但总体并不甜腻,也无常见的酒精感,突出的是焦苦、药香气息,显得老

4
Lonick (2509) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 19, 2017
Bottle @home. Pours black tan head. Nose is malty, chocolate, coffee with some slight licorice. Taste is along the same lines with a big overarching chocolate flavour also some soy.

3.6
midovark (1018) - Balassagyarmat, HUNGARY - JUL 26, 2017
0.355 l bottle from Beerlovers, Vienna. Pours black colour with huge, everlasting beige head. Slight cocoa, some roasted malts and coffee in aroma. The same notes appear in taste, with creamy mouthfeel, soft carbonation and medium body. Leaves traces of chocolate and cocoa that last medium. Altogether not bad, but too light and easy.

3.4
bonev (938) - POLAND - JUL 20, 2017
Czarne z mala iloscia piany, niezbyt intensywny aromat kakao i kawy, dosc slodkie. Malo ciala i lekko palona goryczka, wysycenie na odpowiednim poziomie. Smakuje raczej jak Porter i nic nie urywa.

3.8
ruigo (3074) - PORTUGAL - JUL 19, 2017
355ml bottle. Dark brown/black with a small tan head. Roasted malts, liquorice, cocoa and prunes. Good.

4.2
edward222 (1) - - JUL 17, 2017 does not count
Special tasting of imperial stout! Slightly stout than FOUNDER's KBS! Good! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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