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


on tap

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RATINGS: 2804   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 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
KajII (800) - Macon, North Carolina, USA - NOV 4, 2011
Bottle. The pour was a deep dark murky black with a large (2-3 finger) light brown rocky head that lasted a decent while leaving behind some really nice residue floating on top thus producing some really excellent lacing. The aroma was wonderfully robust with a burnt dark bread malt and a mild sweet leathery yeast with notes of dark chocolate, dark roasted coffee, licorice, some dark fruit and a hint of molasses. The taste was lightly sweet and malty with a hint of chocolate from the onset then became a mild bitter sweet with a nice note of coffee at the end with the flavor lasting a nice long while proceeding the swallow. Mouthfeel was nice a full in body and rather creamy and a tad dry in texture with a mild carbonation. Overall a superb Imperial Stout, very easy to drink and very enjoyable on the taste buds.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
melman1996 (107) - - 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 (498) - 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 (2928) - 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 (49) - 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 (80) - - 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 (887) - 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 (859) - 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 (159) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rumore (329) - Rimini, ITALY - FEB 28, 2017
From 33cl bottle at Vor Bier&Bar, Gijn, Spain. Pours almost black with cream foam. Aroma is chocolate, hazelnut, some licorice, and coffee. Body is light tendentially, low carbonation. Taste is low in sweetness, some final light bitterness. Finish is relatively short.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Acaro (77) - Madrid, SPAIN - FEB 24, 2017
Aroma: Caramel/licorice and toast notes Appearance: Black color with cloudy liquid and frothy beige head. Taste: Heavy bitter (with some sweet notes). Palate: Full body with slick texture and average carbonation. Bitter long finish. Overall: Very bitter and strong flavour; Good beer but maybe a bit too much to try different ones.

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