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: 2775   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 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hman43 (1898) - Pinehurst, North Carolina, USA - MAY 11, 2013
It has a pleasant chocolate and coffee aroma that is not strong. Dark with a dark tan head the clings to the side of the glass. It has a rich, creamy coffee taste.


4
motthes (236) - GERMANY - JAN 21, 2018
coffee, chocolate, brown, black, brown foam, rocky head, light sweetness, lightly bitter, lightly sour, medium body, full body, creamy, soft carbonation, long finish,

3.5
miki74 (139) - Sabadell, SPAIN - JAN 20, 2018
UPDATED: JAN 20, 2018 Degustada en botella de 335ml,buen cuerpo,imperial stout con gustos de cacao y regaliz.

2.8
herinmary (110) - RUSSIA - JAN 14, 2018
UPDATED: JAN 14, 2018 Аромат жженого хлеба один в один тёмный козел. Пена нестойкая, пиво жидкое. Карбонизация умеренная. Во вкусе жженый хлеб, обычное темное пиво.

3.7
mabuzzer (957) - Hamilton, SCOTLAND - JAN 5, 2018
355ml bottle. Deep, dark brown with a thick tan head. Aroma of cinnamon, dried fruit and booze. Flavour is Christmas - dried fruit, spices and a hint of chocolate

4.1
hitemwitthehein (45) - - DEC 31, 2017
UPDATED: DEC 31, 2017 ABV - 7.0 .Appearance: Dark black, off white head. Very puffy, foamy one finger head. .Aroma: Raisins, dark fruit, soy sauce, caramel, hints of chocolate. .Taste: Upfront, notes of raisins and figs. Bittersweet chocolate, molasses, caramel. The finish is long - a pleasantly soft roasted malt bitterness. Flavor and aroma play off each other perfectly. .Mouthfeel: Creamy, rich texture. Medium body, very easy sipper. .Overall: A- Bottom Line: Well made imperial stout, although at 7% ABV, one may question whether or not this beer is an imperial. I personally will give it the nod. The body and texture suggests it belongs in the style. The bold flavor profile seconds that notion. Quality.

3.9
anfractuosity (491) - - DEC 22, 2017
UPDATED: DEC 22, 2017 Top notch, licorice and dark chocolate aroma, dark chocolate in taste. very nice.

4.3
hamilton_w (281) - - DEC 21, 2017
Roasty, smoked aroma. Black, medium brown head. Medium bitterness and sweetness. Milky texture, heavy body, long finish.

2.9
Bitek (858) - Warszawa, POLAND - DEC 9, 2017
UPDATED: JAN 19, 2018 Paloność, gorzka czekolada, wiśnia, śliwka. Średnio treściwe, wytrawne, mocno palone, delikatnie kwaśne. Średnie wysycenie, spora goryczka. Leciutki IS w starym stylu wypada całkiem solidnie, chociaż szkoda, że nie jest trochę słodszy.

3.8
Zilverenmaan (316) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - DEC 6, 2017
Poors dark coffee with dark mocha head, some lacing. Aroma coffee, chocolate, some vanilla and anise, traces of alcohol. Tastes good, not too pronounced though: bitter coffee, some chocolate, fair amount of licorice, grainy, light bitter aftertaste. No disturbing alcohol or carbonation, good, soft stout.

3.8
tandembrauer (1669) - Stavanger, NORWAY - NOV 30, 2017
Shared bottle at Øl & Geologi, Norsk geologisk forening Stavanger @ UiS. Pours black With small light Brown head. Aroma of dark bread, dark dried fruits, raisins, ethanol, a little cheese. Taste sweet and fruity-sour With balancing bitterness.


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