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Samuel Smith's Imperial Stout - Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)

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Samuel Smith's Imperial StoutSamuel Smith's Imperial Stout

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

3,005 Ratings
THE BROS
99
world-class

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Ratings: 3,005
Reviews: 1,639
rAvg: 4.18
pDev: 11.24%
Wants: 127
Gots: 154 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster) visit their website
United Kingdom (England)

Style | ABV
Russian Imperial Stout |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Todd on 02-27-2001)
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Aml42000

Washington

3.7/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A- Dark black core with a thick tan head. No transparency against a light. Lacing all around the glass.

S- Disappointing. Shy nose with some hints of cocoa, but not as fragrant as many Imperial Stouts.

T- Subtle, elegant flavors. Dark, semi- bitter chocolate. Hints of spices persist.

O- A very approachable and easy drinking Imperial stout. Classy and elegant. I would have liked a touch more complexity on the nose, but overall very nice.

Serving type: bottle

02-11-2012 15:13:11 | More by Aml42000
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4/5  rDev -4.3%

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4.71/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

From a 550ml bottle into a pint glass.

A: pitch black with zero light penetration. Two fingers of thick kaki head with amazing thick lace. I have never seen a stout stick to a glass as well as this one.

S: roasted malts and dark chocolate. I don't pick up any hops what so ever.

T: follows the smell well. Roasty dark chocolate with some carmel undertone. Absolutely no hop bitterness to offset the malt.

M: thick on every swig with lots of head and heavy on the tung.

O: this is my opinion of a great IS. Not my favorite but one hell of a good beer.

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3.5/5  rDev -16.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -16.3%

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4.75/5  rDev +13.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

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4.83/5  rDev +15.6%
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550ml bottle poured into Bruery snifter. Bottle date is June 17 2013.
A-oil black with mocha brown head. Great lacing.
S-chocolate, cherry, vanilla, coffee, very sweet aromas. Very nice.
T- follows up with aroma. Lots of sweet chocolate, incredibly smooth. No hop bitterness which is a plus for me.
M- full bodied and sticky. Insanely smooth, head makes it all the way down to the bottom of the glass.
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Samuel Smith's Imperial Stout from Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)
93 out of 100 based on 3,005 ratings.