Samuel Smith's Imperial Stout - Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)
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Reviews by PaleZombie:
4.25/5 rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a wine glass.
A - Dark brown color with some ruby tinges coming through all around the glass. About a finger of nice creamy tan head.
S - Bittersweet chocolate malt, lots of dark fruit (rains and figs) mild hints of coffee. Mild hint of alcohol as it warmed.
T - Big on the dark fruit followed by pleasant sweet chocolate malts, a tad bit of coffee bitterness in the finish.
M - On the light side of medium, not as thick as I expected from an Imperial Stout. Good amount of carbonation.
O - Great representation of an Russian Imperial Stout on this one with the dark fruits shining through. This will be a go to for a lighter RIS and is not too pricey.
Serving type: bottle
05-25-2013 04:26:47 | More by PaleZombie
More User Reviews:
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)
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