Samuel Smith's Imperial Stout - Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)
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Reviews by Jparker37:
4/5 rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
550ml bottle poured into a snifter glass.
A - Tall caramel colored head holds a small cap of foam. Very tight bubbles. Pitch black in color. Left a little bit of lacing.
S - Bittersweet chocolate along with a helping of biscuit malt. I'm getting a touch of some earthy hops. Some cherry like fruitiness from malt not yeast.
T - Chocolate malt here comes across very dark and roasty. Cherry smell carries over into a pleasant and common ripe red fruit sweetness. Has a brief glance of some hop flavor to balance. Nice bitter character passes the torch to a mild alcohol warmth that finishes somewhat dry. Has a moderately long lasting unsweetened chocolate aftertaste.
M - Full bodied, medium carbonation, semi-sweet.
O - This brew looks great, smell has a good complexity to it. Taste was very straight forward and typical of an Imperial Stout, it hit every tenet of the style. Full bodied but not over the top. Great representation of the style that I appreciate to be able to find easily.
Serving type: bottle
10-24-2012 02:01:24 | More by Jparker37
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4.83/5 rDev +15.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75
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
07-25-2014 19:59:31 | More by Admbmb92
Samuel Smith's Imperial Stout from Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)
93 out of 100 based on 2,998 ratings.