Samuel Smith's Imperial Stout - Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)
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3.3/5 rDev -21.1%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3
Pint bottle poured into a Gulden Draak tulip glass.
Appearance- Pitch black in color with brownish khaki head that sits at about 2 fingers and leaves nice lacing.
Smell- Raisins and piney hops with some chocolate and smoke.
Taste- Coffee and chocolate with a bit of tart hops on the backend. Something is just not working for me. I think some more toastyness would have created a better balance.
Mouthfeel- Nice heavy mouthfeel with proper carbonation. Seems somewhat watery though as far as imperial stouts go.
Overall- Not a bad beer, but for me it's on the lower end against other good imperial shouts that I've had. I was especially disappointed because I consider Sam Smith oatmeal stout to be world class.
Serving type: bottle
09-09-2012 18:16:52 | More by BrownAleMale
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