Samuel Smith's Imperial Stout - Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)
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Reviews by OldFrothingSlosh:
4.35/5 rDev +4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
Presentataion: Clear 12 oz bottle with foil-topped cap. Many statements as to the nobility of this beer.
Appearance: Dark...opaque. Like a black hole. No light passes through this beer. "Coffee with cream"-colored head that stubbornly refuses to leave any portion of the glass uncoated.
Aroma: Incredibly deep. Like smelling a chocolate bar and fresh-brewed coffee, this beer tantalizes the nose, revealing a hint of what the taste buds can expect.
Taste: Excellent. How does a beer taste this good? A complex assortment of flavors dance across the taste buds; roasted chocolate predominates. A very well-balanced beer that does its best to hide the alcohol content.
Mouthfeel: It wraps your taste buds in velvet. Creamy-smooth richness covers every square inch of your mouth.
Drinkability: How many can you buy? Not as assertive as the other stout I've tried (Victory Storm King), but I think that is a good thing. I've only recently started to try the stouts and this is a beer I could consume forever.
Serving type: bottle
01-21-2003 16:24:28 | More by OldFrothingSlosh
More User Reviews:
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 2,994 ratings.