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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: 2768   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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3.6
Bitek (825) - Warszawa, POLAND - DEC 9, 2017
Paloność, gorzka czekolada, wiśnia, śliwka. Średnio treściwe, wytrawne, mocno palone, delikatnie kwaśne. Średnie wysycenie, spora goryczka. Leciutki IS w starym stylu wypada całkiem solidnie, chociaż szkoda, że nie jest trochę słodszy.

3.8
Zilverenmaan (308) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - DEC 6, 2017
Poors dark coffee with dark mocha head, some lacing. Aroma coffee, chocolate, some vanilla and anise, traces of alcohol. Tastes good, not too pronounced though: bitter coffee, some chocolate, fair amount of licorice, grainy, light bitter aftertaste. No disturbing alcohol or carbonation, good, soft stout.

3.8
tandembrauer (1642) - Stavanger, NORWAY - NOV 30, 2017
Shared bottle at Øl & Geologi, Norsk geologisk forening Stavanger @ UiS. Pours black With small light Brown head. Aroma of dark bread, dark dried fruits, raisins, ethanol, a little cheese. Taste sweet and fruity-sour With balancing bitterness.

3.9
wombat23 (1838) - Texas, USA - NOV 26, 2017
12 oz. bottle. Pours almost black with a beige head. Aroma of roasted malt, sherry, chocolate. Taste follows nose with licorice notes, hints of smoke, earth. Very good.

3.7
EvanFriend (643) - Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 23, 2017
Heavy dried fruit, roasty notes, some chocolate and coffee as well. Good mouthfeel. I wouldn't quite call it an imperial stout, but it's a good beer.

3.9
LazyPyro (1684) - Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - NOV 10, 2017
355ml bottle. Pours black with a tan head, good retention. Aroma of dark fruits, liquorice, roast malt, caramel, chocolate. Taste of liquorice, dark fruits, roast, caramel and chocolate, sweet. Medium body, smooth, soft carbonation.

3.3
kenpal (20) - - NOV 5, 2017
Mørk og fin med fyldig skum. Lukter søt kaffe, smaken er mørk kaffe og sjokolade med ettersmak av mørk sjokolade. Muligens litt mye kullsyre. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
wojanex (479) - warszawa, POLAND - NOV 1, 2017
Bardzo dobry stout bez beczki, z niskim alko (i chwała bogu), palony, kawowy, stoutowy z definicji w smaku swoim, lepszy od całej armii alkoholowych potworów za 5xtyle grajcarów.

4.2
Larry_Duffman (612) - - OCT 21, 2017
I poured it from the bottle into a glass. It pours black with a big, fluffy, beige head. The aroma is chocolate, vanilla, roasted malt, and coffee. The taste is chocolate, vanilla, cream, yeast, slight hops, and roasted barley. It's creamy with some carbonation. It's very rich. A lot of these imperial stouts rely on heavy alcohol and hop flavors. This one doesn't go that route. It's really flavorful and an all around excellent beer.

3.7
Bill Becker (1915) - Casper, Wyoming, USA - OCT 17, 2017
From Dec 2005

Poured from bottle(room temp) a beautiful pitch black with a huge brown head.

The smell is of sweet malt and chocolate and is very nice albeit fairly faint.

The taste is a wonderful blend of sweet roasted malt and chocolate with a nice bite from the hops and just a touch of the licorice note that is found in most of the Samuel Smith products I've tried.
This is a superb Imperial Stout and at just 7% abv, you can actually kick back more than one and not have your butt kicked. ;^)

I thoroughly recommend this beer!



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