overall
99
87
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: 2806   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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2.7
eloid (9) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 19, 2005 does not count
Apart from the look, and a faint nose, nothing’s going in this all-diacetyl stout. Not even enjoyable on toast!

3.9
iam (369) - Mississauga, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 17, 2005
Pours an engine oil black colour with a thin-to-medium brownish head. Beautiful roasted malt aroma with noticable alcohol. Faint wet blanket smell. Rich and smooth mouthfeel. Roasted malt, caramel and coffee dominate the taste. Although alcohol is present in the nose ot isn’t noticable in the taste.

4
jb (3253) - Rochester, New York, USA - JAN 16, 2005
Scent of alcohol, roasted malt and coffee. Dark black color with minimal but long lasting light brown head. Rich wonderful palate - velvety with the alcohol, hops, coffee tastes. Rather carbonated. Finishes dry. My first Imperial Stout. I love their Oatmeal, originally I thought I like that one better, by the end this one was as good or better.

3.7
beerandrugby (210) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - JAN 15, 2005
bottle. dark black stout nice thick brown head. creamy, very sweet, pretty low alcohol for an imperial stout. Liked the Rouge imperial better. impressive but not exactly amazing. Dont get me wrong I really liked it, but i feel something was missing...maybe it was just a bit too sweet. oh yeah...best part: great aroma!

4
joshpiledean (316) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 15, 2005
Black. Small tan head. Intense roasted aroma and sweet chocolate as well. Flavor is very sweet and roasty/toasty, almost cloying. Chocolate is dominant and bittersweet. Long bittersweet aftertaste.

4.2
GregClow (3402) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 13, 2005
Jat-black colour with a small chocolate-brown head that leaves some great lacing. Rich aroma & flavour with notes of roasted malt, chocolate, coffee, raisins and slightly burnt caramel. Full mouthfeel, with barely a hint of alcohol. Fantastic stuff.

2.8
Garrat (1347) - Suffolk, ENGLAND - JAN 13, 2005
From a bottle.Black as my cloak,poor head,chewy and very rich.Too much for me.A pint of Bertie Bassetts.

3
Beer Snob (501) - Ontario, CANADA - JAN 9, 2005
Can a stout be too thick and rich? Yes. A taste of licorice, some sweetness, scent of coffee... But bottom line is that it’s a bit of a struggle to drain one of these. Too heavy.

3.9
jmuhops (669) - Winchester, Virginia, USA - JAN 9, 2005
Pours j-e-t jet jet jet black with a small tan head. Very nice malty aroma. Roasted malt flavor with some anise and chocolate. Slightly bitter aftertaste. A little thin. Good stuff.

3.8
beanmedic (347) - Hamilton, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 9, 2005
Very black. no light comes through at all. very robust malty flavour. very complex maltiness.


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