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

bottled
common

on tap
common

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 2773   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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2.8
herinmary (108) - RUSSIA - JAN 14, 2018
UPDATED: JAN 14, 2018 Аромат жженого хлеба один в один тёмный козел. Пена нестойкая, пиво жидкое. Карбонизация умеренная. Во вкусе жженый хлеб, обычное темное пиво.

3.7
mabuzzer (956) - Hamilton, SCOTLAND - JAN 5, 2018
355ml bottle. Deep, dark brown with a thick tan head. Aroma of cinnamon, dried fruit and booze. Flavour is Christmas - dried fruit, spices and a hint of chocolate

4.1
hitemwitthehein (43) - - DEC 31, 2017
UPDATED: DEC 31, 2017 ABV - 7.0 .Appearance: Dark black, off white head. Very puffy, foamy one finger head. .Aroma: Raisins, dark fruit, soy sauce, caramel, hints of chocolate. .Taste: Upfront, notes of raisins and figs. Bittersweet chocolate, molasses, caramel. The finish is long - a pleasantly soft roasted malt bitterness. Flavor and aroma play off each other perfectly. .Mouthfeel: Creamy, rich texture. Medium body, very easy sipper. .Overall: A- Bottom Line: Well made imperial stout, although at 7% ABV, one may question whether or not this beer is an imperial. I personally will give it the nod. The body and texture suggests it belongs in the style. The bold flavor profile seconds that notion. Quality.

3.9
anfractuosity (491) - - DEC 22, 2017
UPDATED: DEC 22, 2017 Top notch, licorice and dark chocolate aroma, dark chocolate in taste. very nice.

4.3
hamilton_w (280) - - DEC 21, 2017
Roasty, smoked aroma. Black, medium brown head. Medium bitterness and sweetness. Milky texture, heavy body, long finish.

3.5
Bitek (855) - Warszawa, POLAND - DEC 9, 2017
UPDATED: DEC 27, 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 (315) - 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 (1662) - 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 (2129) - 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 (655) - 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.


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