Samuel Smith's Imperial Stout - Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)
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Reviews by Josievan:
4.38/5 rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Appearance: Pretty dark in color, but not black. Great head piles up.
Smell: Roasted malts and maybe a little something sweet.
Taste: Roasted malts, but not too roasted. A touch of bitter chocolate and a little nip of sweetness. No sign of alcohol.
Mouthfeel: Samuel Smith really excels at making smooth beers, and this is no exception. It's medium-to-full-bodied, but doesn't seem filling.
Drinkability: So easy to drink for an imperial stout.
Notes: At 7%, labeling this an imperial stout is a slightly misleading, but that's of little consequence, since it's so good. Think of it as a stout of comparable quality to Samuel Smith's Oatmeal Stout, just without the oatmeal, and you've got yourself a winner. Another great offering from Samuel Smith.
Serving type: bottle
01-06-2010 23:06:04 | More by Josievan
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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)
93 out of 100 based on 2,843 ratings.