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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4.06/5 rDev -2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
This was not a typical imperial stout. It has a good look, but the smell and taste is overwhelmingly choclately, with little of the hoppy roastiness that typical RIS boasts. Some of this may be the result of the unusually low ABV of 7%. It is still a very good beer, but anyone looking to buy this would be well-advised to purchase a single first if he can. I bought an entire 4-pack for $10 at Total Wine, and it just hasn't really panned out for me.
Serving type: bottle
07-10-2014 22:05:57 | More by DanielMB
Samuel Smith's Imperial Stout from Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)
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