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


on tap

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RATINGS: 2807   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 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
god (18) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - NOV 19, 2003
Often imperial stouts are too sickly malty for me or just ridiculously bitter for no reason. This one is well balanced with a fruity, acidic taste to counter the stout "richness". Very well rounded and changes character nicely as it warms. I was very surprised to find the bottle clear when finished pouring. Over-priced for what it is. Wimpy, short lived head. Uninvolved smell.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
bjorn77 (204) - Krakw, POLAND - APR 28, 2017
Aromat: świetny, bardzo przyjemny i harmonijny, są tu czekolada, suszone owoce- śliwki, jabłka, wiśnie,nuta porto -pźniej się okaże dlaczego, trochę karmelu i rodzynek. Wygląd: ciemnobrązowe Smak: kwaśne, piwo nie przetrwało leżakowania, czuć czekoladę i wino. Na pewno to nie jest wina browaru, choć 7% imperial stout daje do myślenia. Jak spotkam świeże to wystawię nową, właściwą ocenę, edytując post. Jest tu tyle ocen tego piwa że na pewno nie zaniżę oceny. Jak na dziś dzień: 8+4+2+2+6=2.2

   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 (684) - 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 (119) - - 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 (537) - 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 (3000) - 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 (65) - 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 (923) - 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 (904) - 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.

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