Samuel Smith's Imperial Stout - Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)
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Reviews by CHADMC3:
4.43/5 rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
This Sam Smith pours an oil slick black with a thick tan head which quickly subsides to a thin lacing lasting throughout the beer.
Very aromatic, the first thing I picked up was a dark fruit scent, perhaps raisins, prunes, or some similar variety. Also apparent is the coffee and roasted alcohol scents. Perhaps I am way off base here, but it kind of smells like an Irish coffee.
Again, there are some great dark fruit flavors, roasted coffee, and something resembling a bourbon or similar dark alcohol. Excellent.
This beer is complex and smooth. Extremely satisfying and delightful.
This Imperial Stout leaves me craving another sample. It continues to encourage you to keep drinking it and searching for new flavors. Excellent beer! I could imbibe quite a few of these on an empty stomach.
Serving type: bottle
03-23-2008 03:43:46 | More by CHADMC3
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4.39/5 rDev +5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Poured from a bottle into a snifter at around 55°F
Appearance: Medium pour with a thin tan head. Black as can be with no light coming through.
Smell: I get a ton of dark fruit in the nose (prunes and raisins) along with roasted malts.
Taste: Like the nose; Roasted malts balanced with dark fruits. The flavors are mellow compared to American counterparts yet blended extremely well.
Mouthfeel: Very light compared to the American version. Low on bitterness and goes down smooth. Drinkable for a imperial.
Overall: As with most English beers, I find this light compared to American examples that I'm use to. However, it is extremely balanced and I'll grab this again when I'm in the mood for a drinkable yet balanced and flavorful Imperial Stout.
Serving type: bottle
04-01-2014 06:16:09 | More by Bone53
Samuel Smith's Imperial Stout from Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)
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