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

bottled
common

on tap
common

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 2764   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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4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
loseratheart (110) - USA - JAN 19, 2007
Pours a deep deeep brown with a beautiful chestnut head. Sadly, it dissapeared pretty quick and no lacing. Wonderful caramel and chocolate aroma. Bitter sweet flavour, chocolate, malt, caramel notes. Very fizzy on the tongue with a thin texture.


3.7
EvanFriend (634) - Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 23, 2017
Heavy dried fruit, roasty notes, some chocolate and coffee as well. Good mouthfeel. I wouldn't quite call it an imperial stout, but it's a good beer.

3.9
LazyPyro (1603) - Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - NOV 10, 2017
355ml bottle. Pours black with a tan head, good retention. Aroma of dark fruits, liquorice, roast malt, caramel, chocolate. Taste of liquorice, dark fruits, roast, caramel and chocolate, sweet. Medium body, smooth, soft carbonation.

3.3
kenpal (20) - - NOV 5, 2017
Mørk og fin med fyldig skum. Lukter søt kaffe, smaken er mørk kaffe og sjokolade med ettersmak av mørk sjokolade. Muligens litt mye kullsyre. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
wojanex (410) - warszawa, POLAND - NOV 1, 2017
Bardzo dobry stout bez beczki, z niskim alko (i chwała bogu), palony, kawowy, stoutowy z definicji w smaku swoim, lepszy od całej armii alkoholowych potworów za 5xtyle grajcarów.

4.2
Larry_Duffman (600) - - OCT 21, 2017
I poured it from the bottle into a glass. It pours black with a big, fluffy, beige head. The aroma is chocolate, vanilla, roasted malt, and coffee. The taste is chocolate, vanilla, cream, yeast, slight hops, and roasted barley. It's creamy with some carbonation. It's very rich. A lot of these imperial stouts rely on heavy alcohol and hop flavors. This one doesn't go that route. It's really flavorful and an all around excellent beer.

3.7
Bill Becker (1809) - Casper, Wyoming, USA - OCT 17, 2017
From Dec 2005 Poured from bottle(room temp) a beautiful pitch black with a huge brown head. The smell is of sweet malt and chocolate and is very nice albeit fairly faint. The taste is a wonderful blend of sweet roasted malt and chocolate with a nice bite from the hops and just a touch of the licorice note that is found in most of the Samuel Smith products I've tried. This is a superb Imperial Stout and at just 7% abv, you can actually kick back more than one and not have your butt kicked. ;^) I thoroughly recommend this beer!

4
Schlumpfhunter (205) - Bavaria, GERMANY - OCT 15, 2017
Farbe: schwarz Schaum: fein sämig, hellbraun Nase: typ. Verbrannt, v.a. kola kaffee bitter Geschmack: erst erfreulich frisch für ein Stout, bitter, hinten direkt rauchig. Eher leichrt im Mund. Abgang dann holziger, Malz, weicher, dann kommt der Kaffee deutlicher. Zurück bleibt rauchmalz.ziemlich gut, komplex, sehr rauchig. Nicht für jeden Tag aber ab und zu gerne.

4.8
-host-lahevend (5) - - OCT 14, 2017 does not count
I love this beer. It's like a bleak October evening in Estonia. Very full-bodied and has the perfect combination of Imperial Stout tastes. A classic! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.2
biilz (211) - SPAIN - OCT 7, 2017
Свой сорт по названию этот стаут оправдывает на все 100 процентов, он действительно Имперский. Темно карамельная пена буквально исчезла через 10 секунд. Аромат кофе и горького шоколада. Вкус жженой карамели,шоколада с легким оттенком вина или портвейна. Послевкусие мягко-кофейное.

3.8
GhostS (518) - Chisinau, MOLDOVA - OCT 7, 2017
Aromă de cafea solubilă cu mult sirop de zahăr, dulceață de fructe negre caramelizate, puțin malț prăjit, melasă, note taninoase/de butoi. Gust ușor și plăcut dulce, ars și puțină amăreală arsă, malț ușor prăjit, fructe negre caramelizate, puțină melasă, note vagi de alcool pe fundal și hamei amar. Bună și foarte plăcută; pare un stout bine concentrat, dar care, ulterior, a fost puțin diluat.


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