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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3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
HoppyBunny (88) - Temptation, Michigan, USA - JAN 1, 2005
Pours a deep cocolate brown color, along with lite head and a roasted slightly sweet scent. A sour/sweet taste upon drinking, but I also got a wiff of bubble gum when I was drinking it. ;)

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
ChrisPants (317) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - DEC 30, 2004
Dark dark, yet surprisingly crisp on the palate for an imperial. Sweet, honey, coffee, milk chocolate, and lingering aftertaste without overpowering. Would definitely try again.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
ChristianSA (368) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - DEC 30, 2004
33 cl bottle; Pitchblack, with creamy beige head. Nose i vineous. Flavour of roased malts and desserwine. Not particularly sweet. Thin body. OK Impy stout, but not awesome.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beerbuzzmontreal (3487) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 28, 2004
Deep black color with a ring of foam around the glass. Appealing aroma of raosted malt and fruit. The flavor is pretty much the same : roasted malt and fruit. Full body, slightly liquorous texture, soft carbonation. A classic.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
biomechanic (55) - Washington, USA - DEC 24, 2004
Excellent imperial. It covers the alcohol very well. Good with steak. I like the Poseidon imperial better because is aged in wine casks which gives more flavor.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Habman (23) - London, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 23, 2004
Dark black on the pour with a fizzy rather than creamy head I expected. All sorts of coffee, grain, fruit and wood in the nose and on the tongue. Finish is nice at start but gives way to all alcohol . Not a warming one either, but a bit nasty and "chemical". Not the best stout by a ways, but much better than most beers out there.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
SDalkoholic (2371) - Linda Vista, California, USA - DEC 23, 2004
Thick khaki/pink head, oil black color and a chocolate yet whiskey like aroma. It has some roasted malt flavor, plumish raisin, caffeine and a rum spike. Not all that great in my opinion.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jimmack (1223) - Nutley, New Jersey, USA - DEC 23, 2004
Around 15 years ago, this was probably the first Imperial Stout I had ever tried. This bottle wasnt as good as I remember, but it always seems a hit or miss proposition with Sam Smith beers. Smoky, roasted malt aroma and flavor with a bit of bitter dark chocolate. Enjoyable, but not what I remember.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
beerslayer (753) - New Jersey, USA - DEC 23, 2004
This a good Imperial Stout. Coffee, earthy, and roasted malt flavors. Finishes a little thin, bland, and sweet.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
gsteph (323) - knoxville, Tennessee, USA - DEC 18, 2004
Deep, dark brown pour with a dark tan head. Not long lasting but sticky. This is very complex. Strong coffee, bitter chocolate, roasted malts, burnt wood, and a powerfully overwhelming vinegar like aroma, similar to rice wine vinegar. Flavors are the same with a solid hops finish. This is too thin for a stout. Head was weak. The majority of the flavor components were there except for the vinegar thing. Not really sure if this was a bad bottle or not. Will try again.


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