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: 2789   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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3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
peponi (1644) - Hannover, GERMANY - OCT 7, 2016
Aroma: roasted dark malts, dried fruits, burnt malt. Appearance: jet black and creamy head. Taste: roasted dark malts, bitter chocolate, coffee, slightly acid, dried fruits, dry. Palate: medium/low body and medium carbonation, roasted finish. Overall: Tastes like a FES, but still a really nice and complex beer. Maybe too dry.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
McSherman (609) - North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - SEP 22, 2016
Tiefschwarz, blickdicht mit hellbraunem Schaum. In der Nase tolle leicht slich malzige Aromen: Kakao, Sherry, Drrobst und Pumpernickel. Im Antrunk ist das Bier zunchst berraschend s karamellig. Schnell jedoch bernimmt eine alkoholische, malzige und wrzige Note mit einer tollen Aromatik von Schokolade und Rosinen die leicht lakritzig bitter abklingt. Tolles Imperial Stout, nicht ganz so wuchtig wie andere Vertreter, aber sehr stimmig!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ljthiessen (1199) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - SEP 11, 2016
Bottle. Dark brown, nearly black pour with a rich beige head. Aroma is malty chocolate, some subtle plum and raisin, hints of coffee and very slightly roasty. Taste is much the same, malty chocolate, dark fruits, a little sweet up front but finishes a little roasty with some bitterness to balance. Quite tasty and balanced, but not quite the rull richness of most imperial stouts. More like a really nice strong oatmeal stout.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JoTheO (148) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - SEP 9, 2016
Bottle 355ml. Deep black and a thin light brown head. Aroma is sweet with dates and plums. Smooth palate. Taste adds coffee and some burnt caramel with some molasses sweetness. Really good for an Imperial Stout with a reasonable abv.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Camons (10903) - Hasselager, DENMARK - SEP 3, 2016
Bottle @ DE "llets Dag"/Brdr. Schmidt, Viby centeret. Pours black with a brown head. Aroma of roasted malt, coffee, toast, caramel, light chocolate, little cake, light dark fruits. Flavor is light sweet, malty, caramel, bread, chocolate, licorice, little fruit. Medium body, average carbonation, dry finish. 030916

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Randy4Beer (513) - - AUG 26, 2016
Jet black body, capped with a thick mocha head. Aromas of coffee, dark chocolate, and brownies. Lighter mouthfeel than expected. I guess less creamy is the way to put it. Flavours are an extension of the aromas, but getting black liquorice as well. A very nice, very flavourful, very drinkable stout.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
FinnIckler (186) - GERMANY - AUG 23, 2016
Bottle From maruhn. Pours pitch black. Smells of liccorice and toffee. Taste like chocolate, toffee and very bitter. Nice imperial stout, but wont be my daily Drink.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kaserov (369) - Oviedo, SPAIN - AUG 16, 2016
UPDATED: OCT 25, 2016 16 de agosto (Aroma: 5/10; apariencia: 3/5; sabor: 6/10; paladar: 3/5): Color negro con capa de espuma marrn de un dedo de grosor. Carbonatacin media. Aroma a malta tostada y alcohol (ms prominente este ltimo), no demasiado agradable. Sabor a caf, malta tostada y un ligero regusto alcohlico (menos pronunciado que en el aroma). No es una mala cerveza, pero tampoco encuentro nada que destacar. No entiendo su fama, pero ya me voy acostumbrando a entender poco en el mundo cervecero. Revisada, 25 de octubre: Color negro con capa de espuma marrn, cremosa, de dos dedos de grosor (buena retencin). Carbonatacin mnima pero perceptible. Aroma a malta tostada, alcohol, caf y chocolate. Sabor a malta tostada, caf, un mnimo de chocolate, y alcohol potente pero placentero. El alcohol est indudablemente presente (cosa que no suele gustarme), estilo licor, pero se hace necesario, redondea el sabor de la cerveza, liga todos los dems elementos. Muy buena. He optado por dejar mi crtica antigua y escribir debajo la actual para demostrar lo tonto que puede ser uno a veces. Hay que dar segundas oportunidades ya que el paladar cambia (y el cerebro, ni os cuento).

4.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
Warehouse7 (1) - Durand, Illinois, USA - AUG 15, 2016 does not count
So far, its my beer-of-choice. Full flavored, dark, but without the bloating and "gut rot" feeling afterwards. Looking to order a case for myself.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beerowl80 (312) - Nottinghamshire, ENGLAND - AUG 12, 2016
Bottle. Pours black. Aroma of coffee, fudge, malt loaf and molasses. Roasty flavour with hints of liquorice and vanilla. Light to moderate sweet and bitter. Not as luxurious as the bigger higher abv stouts but enjoyable nonetheless.


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