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Samuel Smith's Imperial Stout - Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

2,999 Ratings
THE BROS
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world-class

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Ratings: 2,999
Reviews: 1,638
rAvg: 4.18
pDev: 11.24%
Wants: 126
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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DougT

Ohio

4.68/5  rDev +12%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Poured into a Sam Adams glass at 47 degrees.

Black as night, even to the edges of the glass. 2+ fingers of dark golden brown frothy head. Dissipates leaving considerable clingy lacing. A solid foam layer lasts throughout the drink.

Smells of roasted grains, toffee, some sweetness, a little hops. Smells a bit like a dark wine with hops added. A complex smell that makes my mouth water.

Tastes of Cognac or dark grape juice, just a subtle hop bitterness, slight coffee flavor, sweetness only in the aftertaste. Flavors don't follow the nose completely, which adds complexity. Alcohol is well hidden. Nicely balanced.

Mouthfeel is a strong medium. Nicely carbonated. Flavors are forward on the tongue. There is no alcohol burn on the throat.

This is a very complex, nuanced, flavorful beer worthy of praise. I am enjoying this more as time goes by. As it warms the wine flavors are reduced and more dark fruit and yeast flavors come forward. The hop flavors are not as prominent as I expected, the roast subtle, they yeasts are not overpowering, and thought I get a nice warm feeling the alcohol flavors are well suppressed.

This is a very good beer.

Serving type: bottle

01-02-2014 03:03:04 | More by DougT
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Samuel Smith's Imperial Stout from Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)
93 out of 100 based on 2,999 ratings.