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


on tap

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 2814   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.86/5   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheBeerGenius (154) - Pittsburgh, PA, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 14, 2005
This is a very good beer. Heavy, rich taste that was still a little sweet. Didnt have as much of the coffee taste that guinness has. Somewhat lighter and hoppier than other stouts.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
WMMALASKA (10) - Anchorage, Alaska, USA - MAR 12, 2005
This is a standard by which all stouts should be mesured. Fabulous beer. Great colour. Great flavour. Truely a luxury beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
JRBowie (18) - Atascosa, Texas, USA - MAR 12, 2005
This was my first experiance with sam smith and if first impresions count for much they did an awsom job with this beer "truely world class"!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
frankenkitty (2008) - Oak Lawn, Illinois, USA - MAR 12, 2005
Bottle poured a near-black stout with an average-sized light brown head. Lacing crept quickly back into the head. Aromas of brown sugar, brandied figs and (remarkably) egg nog. Bittersweet, full-bodied flavor with a light hop tingle. Very good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
wnhay (722) - Princeton, New Jersey, USA - MAR 11, 2005
Pours black as Starbucks Italian Roast with a creamy head that lasts longer then other Imperial Stouts I have seen. The aroma is very rich consisting of Thomas Sweet like chocolates, perhaps Rasberry and Cherry, wine and a lot of caramel. Butterscotch comes into the taste making very interesting. The palate is very fine but a bit too sweet in my opinion. Overall I like this a lot, but the sweetness is a bit too much.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
aenimopiate (176) - The United States of Texas, Texas, USA - MAR 6, 2005
This beer pours like east texas sweet crude oil and has a glass presence that refuses to be ignored. The aroma of mocha is apparent from the moment you open the bottle and translates to a roasted coffee flavor, with a fairly well hidden alcohol presence.

   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.

   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.

   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.

   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

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