Brewed by Samuel Smith
Style: Imperial Stout
Tadcaster, England
Serve in Snifter


on tap

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RATINGS: 2806   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.86/5   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Jonathan3584 (323) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUL 2, 2005
They say its complexity is due to malt, hops, alcohol, and yeast, but in reality, the only standout flavors Im getting are of yeast. The aroma is incredibly estery -- dried fruits, burned fruits, clove, banana, etc. Theres some alcohol to it, too, but the roasted malt, which ought to be the backbone of this style, completely takes a backseat to the yeast. Flavor is the same thing. Fruit fruit fruit. Overall unimpressive, especially for the name the brewery has built for itself. Maybe Im just continually failing to luck out and getting batches that have gone bad in transit, but Ive consistently had trouble with SS beers. Not noteworthy.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
brewerale (151) - - APR 6, 2017
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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
SkillsFactory (676) - ITALY - MAR 30, 2017
Marrone molto scura, praticamente nera con riflessi rossi rubino, schiuma color cappuccino di ottima persistenza. Aroma di liquirizia e caffè, frutti rossi, leggerissimo cacao. Al palato attacca con una lieve acidità tostata, liquirizia ed un accenno di frutti rossi, successivamente la liquirizia prende il sopravvento per poi lasciare il passo ad un finale con caffè e cioccolato fondente in secondo piano. Corpo pieno, texture "setosa", mediamente carbonata.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
melman1996 (118) - - MAR 23, 2017
Pours black with thick head.
Aroma: plum, chocolate, cherries in liquour.
Taste: really dry, a little bit sour. Chocolate, cherries, plums.
Medium body, a little bit creamy texture, average carbonation, bitter finish, aftertaste of cherries in liquour.
Its a solid beer, but considering that its supposed to be an imperial stout I am disappointed.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DavidWoodruff (530) - Windsor, California, USA - MAR 21, 2017
Black with reddish highlights and a creamy brown head. Fruitcake aroma - alcohol and dark dried fruits. Malty, fruity with a nice touch of tar. Surprisingly light bodied (relatively) for such big aromas and flavors. Excellent on all accounts.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
john44 (2986) - SW London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 19, 2017
Bottle. Opaque Black. Rich, sweet, smooth, dark, fruity, spicy, very malty stout. Caramelly, roasty bitter chocolate flavour. Enjoyed this. Nice Impy Stout. (2008)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dimitri8 (64) - Pabianice, POLAND - MAR 12, 2017
Nice aroma of plums, alkohol. Taste is rather dry, chocolate and dry fruits. Quite nice but closer to baltic porter then imperial Stout.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Oxytocin (88) - - MAR 12, 2017
355 ml bottle. nearly black with beige creamy head. smell is sweet, green apple, lightly alcoholic, surprisingly only a litte roasted flavors. taste is roasty, sweet, metallic, aftertaste of green apple, unripe fruits. light to medium body, watery texture, low carbonisation.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
lello4ever (916) - ITALY - MAR 11, 2017
Imperial inglese spettacolo, nera con schiuma beige sottile. Al naso esplosione di caff e cioccolato, al palato morbida, leggera, ancora malto tostato, cioccolato. Piacevolissima, grande.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
colui72 (895) - HONG KONG - MAR 10, 2017
Black with a creamy beige head. Aroma of roasted malts, some vanilla. Smooth to the palate, slick mouthfeel, taste of roasted malts, notes of chocolate, coffee and vanilla an bubble gum. Light on booze, medium bitter. Very enjoyable ale.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
19Oracolo78 (171) - ITALY - MAR 4, 2017
Birra dal colore nero. Schiuma di color cappuccino, fine e persistente. Allolfatto sentori di caff, cioccolato e malto tostato. Al palato corposa, con note di caff, cacao, caramello e toffe. Nel finale lamaro quasi assente. Una birra golosa perfetta con sacher, muffin e tortini al cioccolato.

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