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


on tap

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RATINGS: 2751   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 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 7/20
Bricks (1140) - Delaware, USA - APR 16, 2011
Poured a nice dark black with a caramel head. Aroma.. not so great, barley, nuts.. not what I expected... maybe even some copper smell in there?? The taste seems "off" to me too for an imperial stout -- more like a strong porter mixed with a bohemian pilsener. I did not like this one all that much.

mieszal92 (297) - Gliwice, POLAND - SEP 12, 2017
Bottle. Imperial stouts with an abv of 8% and less should be banned... This beer is closer to a heavy roasted baltic porter in both aroma and taste. Medium body, boozy and dry-ditter aftertaste. Very fruity, however. Overcarbonated, watery, sharp. Average BP, poor IS.

Grumbo (3452) - Ipswich, Suffolk, ENGLAND - SEP 11, 2017
Bottle from Bristol. Backlog rating from bottle collection and historic scoring. No tasting notes kept, just rating. Very much enjoyed this.

La sentinelle (52) - Jinan, CHINA - AUG 28, 2017
风格:Imperial Stout 酒精度:7%vol 原麦汁浓度:17.5°P 灌装日期:2017.03.27 Smith’s。虽然是帝国世涛风格,但总体并不甜腻,也无常见的酒精感,突出的是焦苦、药香气息,显得老

Lonick (2509) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 19, 2017
Bottle @home. Pours black tan head. Nose is malty, chocolate, coffee with some slight licorice. Taste is along the same lines with a big overarching chocolate flavour also some soy.

midovark (1017) - Balassagyarmat, HUNGARY - JUL 26, 2017
0.355 l bottle from Beerlovers, Vienna. Pours black colour with huge, everlasting beige head. Slight cocoa, some roasted malts and coffee in aroma. The same notes appear in taste, with creamy mouthfeel, soft carbonation and medium body. Leaves traces of chocolate and cocoa that last medium. Altogether not bad, but too light and easy.

bonev (938) - POLAND - JUL 20, 2017
Czarne z mala iloscia piany, niezbyt intensywny aromat kakao i kawy, dosc slodkie. Malo ciala i lekko palona goryczka, wysycenie na odpowiednim poziomie. Smakuje raczej jak Porter i nic nie urywa.

ruigo (3080) - PORTUGAL - JUL 19, 2017
355ml bottle. Dark brown/black with a small tan head. Roasted malts, liquorice, cocoa and prunes. Good.

edward222 (1) - - JUL 17, 2017 does not count
Special tasting of imperial stout! Slightly stout than FOUNDER's KBS! Good! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

hansvf (907) - - JUL 15, 2017
Had wat dikker gemogen. Wel lekker. Geroosterd, bbq, koffie. Goed bittere nasmaak.

Davros IX (416) - Hertford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - JUL 10, 2017
Very little head, but a nice lacing around the edge of the glass. A beautiful colour and what I can only describe as a heady aroma of toasted malt, coffee and dark chocolate when I stuck my nose in the top. The flavour was much the same, but muted, which was probably because I poured it too cold, alongside a hefty kick of alcohol. As it warmed those flavours developed. A very nice mouthfeel from all of the malt. A very good, solid, imperial stout with a fantastic aroma.

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