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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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DaveBlack

Virginia

4.65/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Dark as they come, with a finger and a 1/2 of fluffy tan head.

S: Incredibly chocolaty, dark fruit, espresso, and molasses. Really a great, rich smelling beer.

T: Complex, delicious brew. A lot of flavors going on in this beer. Rich chocolate, espresso, prunes, dark fruit, roasted malts, lemon rind, a slight oaky, smoky flavor and something reminiscent of soy sauce. All of these flavors are playing so well together, making this much more interesting than the average stout.

M: Not as heavy as I was expecting. Relatively medium body, with a rich, creamy texture. Low carbonation.

O: Great, complex stout. There's so much going on, but the flavors don't fight with each other, but work together. Lemon rind in espresso, soy sauce, typical stout flavors. They all compliment. Really a beer worth seeking out.

Serving type: bottle

12-29-2012 03:51:26 | More by DaveBlack
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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.

Serving type: bottle

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New York

3.5/5  rDev -16.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -16.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -16.3%

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Taiwan

4.75/5  rDev +13.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

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Tennessee

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4/5  rDev -4.3%

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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.
O-perfect imperial stout, aged very well no offensive or off flavors. Would pair great with vanilla Ice cream

Serving type: bottle

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Samuel Smith's Imperial Stout from Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)
93 out of 100 based on 3,005 ratings.