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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

2,984 Ratings
THE BROS
99
world-class

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Ratings: 2,984
Reviews: 1,637
rAvg: 4.18
pDev: 11.48%
Wants: 124
Gots: 147 | 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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Bartrob6

North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

looks like a stout to me! black with a very small head and tiny bits of lacing.

smells good with roasted malts, chocolate, and i'm getting some dark fruits also.

taste is strong chocolate. extremely well done.

incredible mouthfeel for an imp stout. very drinkable for its style. probably the most drinkable one i've had.

Serving type: bottle

05-18-2009 18:15:28 | More by Bartrob6
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Samuel Smith's Imperial Stout from Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)
93 out of 100 based on 2,984 ratings.