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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: 2751   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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WesBeerGuy (62) - Rocky Hill, Connecticut, USA - APR 19, 2005
Deeeeelicious. I love Samuel Smith and I love stouts. Pours a very very dark red (looks black) with a nice coffee colored head that sticks around. Tastes malty and rich-sweet with a definite alcohol taste in there. 7% will do that. Mmmm.

4.4
ecbeerguy (86) - East Chicago, Indiana, USA - APR 18, 2005
It smells like a rattlesnake. Real creammy, exceptionally smooth. Very well-balanced. A slight, rather enjoyable alcohol burn at the finish.

3.9
Commodore (112) - Ontario, CANADA - APR 17, 2005
Bottle at APK. Poured a thick black (maybe dark dark dark ruby) with a large and persistent mocha head. Aroma of molasses and roasted barley. Taste was of molasses and...coffee? tar? I can’t quite place it, but it was an enjoyable drink. Chewy mouthfeel.

3.4
bb (9657) - Alamo, California, USA - APR 11, 2005
Bottle. Reddish-brown/black beer with a thin cocoa head. Sweet roasted malt aroma with a bit of chocolate. Roasted malt, sweet chocolate, and some coffee flavors. Medium body and very drinkable.

4.1
JayBaxter (407) - Greater Manchester, Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - APR 9, 2005
Rich Black Beer with an abundance of different aromas..chocolate,treacle toffee.Brilliant sweet marzipan taste and malty finish.This really hides its alcohol well,( I could neck it! Lol!) Great Beer!!!!

4.5
DougiePhiTau (99) - USA - APR 7, 2005
this is a gret stout i hav only had it once because i can’t seem to find it anywhere but it is full of a flavor mostly non sweet choclate and cherries with a pleasant bitter finish not as thick as most stouts but this a great smooth taste i it might not be s good as i said because it has been a while and i mos likly was drunk

3.6
dortmunder (961) - Herdecke, GERMANY - APR 3, 2005
Bottled. Chocolatey, raisiny, cocoaish, dark fruits aroma. Mostly black cherries. Bitter-chocolatey, cherry and toffee taste. Roastmalty. Some coffee, but in this case chocolate flavours dominate. Lasting bitter finish that is somewhere inbetween chocolatey- and medicine-bitter. Mediumbodied. Rather normal mouthfeel of a stout, nowhere near as thick as the American Imperials I´ve had. It certainly is an excellent beer, but nothing that left me overexcited. Thanks to yogi_beera and pivo for this one.

4.4
ericmc83 (207) - Arkansas, USA - APR 3, 2005
What can I say that hasn’t already been said? In my opinion, this is an amazing drink...enough said. I could drink it anytime.

3.5
ABUSEDGOAT (2785) - California, USA - APR 2, 2005
UPDATED: APR 19, 2007 Rerate after giving this a 4.4 (haha). ’Light’ black pour with a moderate head, decent lacing and retention. Aroma is sugar, roast, chocolate, caramel, more sweetish malts. Mouthfeel is very light for the style, I’ve had heavier stouts. Also it’s somewhat astringent. Still somewhat enjoyable as it is fairly unique for the style, but it could be a lot better.

4.1
scraff (2121) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAR 31, 2005
Pitch black, thick creamy mocha colored head. Nose was a complex blend of ruby port, chocolate, roasted coffee, molasses, with hints of green raisin and anise. Nice up front port, molasses, raisin and roasty chocolate flavor, all while being followed up with a decent hop bitterness that pulls this together nicely. Lighter side of medium bodied (my only real complaint), soft smooth carbonation, roasty port like finish. Still a classic though...


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