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99
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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: 2748   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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4.5
sirchris (42) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 23, 2005
Black with creamy head. Sweet almost caramel like aroma. Taste is a bit bitter with a full palate. Wonderful beer.

3.9
Davolina (19) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - MAR 17, 2005
Nice black creamy stout, nice flavour without beeing too heavy.. beautiful bottle, looks a bit like a russian vodka. Definetly good, not too bitter.

3.4
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - MAR 16, 2005
Poured black. Aroma was tangy and sweet. Reminded me of a sweaty foot or sock. Roasted malt flavor was also tangy with a bitter finish. Medium bodied with an alcoholic taste on finish.

3.8
MrBeer (276) - Erie, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 15, 2005
A nice heavy thick stout. Had a very nice dark appearance to it. Very flavorful taste to it which was the best part about it.

3.9
TheBeerGenius (154) - Pittsburgh, PA, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 14, 2005
This is a very good beer. Heavy, rich taste that was still a little sweet. Didn’t have as much of the coffee taste that guinness has. Somewhat lighter and hoppier than other stouts.

4.4
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.

4.7
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"!

4.1
frankenkitty (2012) - 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.

4.1
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.

4.5
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.


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