overall
99
87
style
Brewed by Samuel Smith
Style: Imperial Stout
Tadcaster, England
Serve in Snifter

bottled
available

on tap
common

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 2788   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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4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
kms399 (267) - plymouth, Minnesota, USA - MAR 4, 2005
didnt realize this was in a clear bottle untill i started to pour. came out pure black with a fluffy tan head nice creamy mouth feel. chocolate is the most prevalent flavor. this beer friggen rocks.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DrunkAsASkunk (847) - Lynnwood, Washington, USA - MAR 4, 2005
This beer pours a black as night with perhaps a mild hint of red color at the edges with a thick brown head which nearly overflowed my duvel glass. Needless to say there was significant lacing for a good amount of time with this beer. The aroma was very chocolatey, malty with a hint of vanilla and roast. The flavor is full bodied, and surprisingly hoppy. Somewhat bitter finish, dry and extremely malty as well. Extremely long lasting chocolate tongue coating finish. Malty, perhaps a hint nutty and roasty. Grainy chocolate aftertaste...its just astounding how smooth Samuel Smith beers tend to be. Almost a silky buttery chocolate texture. I can see why this beer is rated where it is... very solid imperial stout.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
hobgoblin (163) - St-piphane, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 2, 2005
Bottle. This beer was worst than the first time i drank it, the bottle have something to do with it (translucide). Deep black with tan head that goes to a ring. Roasted malt, sweet caramel and molasses aroma. Taste of malt caramel, molasses and alcohol. Should change their bottle. Cette bire tait moin bonne que la 1er fois que jy ai got et la bouteille y est pour quelque chose. De couleur noir opaque avec un mince collet brun qui ne forme quun anneau. Odeur de malt grill, caramel et mlasse. Got de malt caramel, mlasse et alcool. Devrait changer leur bouteille, elle peut tre bien meilleur que cela.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
barleyPops (1142) - Quad-Cities, Illinois, USA - MAR 2, 2005
bottle from Rich. pours a chocolatey brown with aroma and flavors of roasted malt, mild hops and some dark fruit. velvety smooth and quite an enjoyable brew. thx Rich

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
green (186) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 1, 2005
Cellar temp. Wonderful aroma of figs and cognac. Rich flavor, slightly sweet with alcohol punching through dark fruits, figs and dates. Finish is well balanced and lasts flavorfully.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
LutzBrau (43) - iowa city, Iowa, USA - FEB 27, 2005
Nice dark brown beer with tan head. Aroma was chocolate, coffee, & molasses...and what you smell you get! Has a buttery oily finish to it. One of those great creamy mouthfeels, with a slightly bitter coffee alchohol finish.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
crizay (1050) - Brook Park, Ohio, USA - FEB 26, 2005
This was really good, unlike most imperial stouts this was a little weaker and made it a lot smoother to drink, great taste and will get again.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
haukur (1848) - Reykjavik, ICELAND - FEB 26, 2005
perfect looks for the style, sweet dark chocolate aroma, with coffee notes. Smooth taste with a bite, this is trully wonderful stuff but there is something lacking in my aspect ...

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Lou18 (1353) - West Paterson, New Jersey, USA - FEB 20, 2005
This was always around, but I needed a push from RICH, and I am glad he did. Dark body with nice tan haed, left good lacing as it setteled. The flavor was raosted and caramel, but, there was something lacking. Do not get me wrong. I liked this, but, there was just something, off, not 100% , ya know?

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
balke13 (156) - MIssoula, Montana, USA - FEB 18, 2005
Pours an opaque black with a thick tan head...sweet chocolate aroma and a thick & creamy body with dark chocolate malts as well as a slight smokiness, very rich.


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