Samuel Smith's Imperial Stout - Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)
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Reviews by DavidST:
4.35/5 rDev +4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4
Poured from a 12oz bottle into a goblet. Coded bottled date SI12J1 so maybe Oct, 13, 2010. I don't know why they try to make this so complicated.
Anyways this pours a pitch black and semi thick flow with a mocha head which doesn't last long and goes down to a thin layer on the top. The smell is of roasted coffee and malts, also some sweet smells perhaps molasses. Feel is thick and creamy, one of the better feeling beers I can remember, very nice. Taste is good, I get the dark roasted malts, come dark chocolate and the little bit of sweetness, molasses or something, overall this is a very good beer, I've had better RIS, but this is one I'd gladly pick up again and again. Good stuff.
Serving type: bottle
08-30-2011 03:02:02 | More by DavidST
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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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