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Samuel Smith's Imperial Stout - Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)

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Samuel Smith's Imperial StoutSamuel Smith's Imperial Stout

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

2,982 Ratings
THE BROS
99
world-class

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Ratings: 2,982
Reviews: 1,637
rAvg: 4.18
pDev: 11.48%
Wants: 123
Gots: 148 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster) visit their website
United Kingdom (England)

Style | ABV
Russian Imperial Stout |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Todd on 02-27-2001)
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Ralphus

Ontario (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Samuel Smith's Imperial Stout is a bit low in alcohol content for an imperial but given that is Sam Smith's strongest beer we won't hold it against them. And with good reason, for their brew is excellent in many ways.

It pours a dark midnight black with a tan head that recedes to a reasonable ring of foam. There's no lacing to speak of but that shouldn't stop you from enjoying this one. Your nose will find much fruit and a very rich coffee background. A cold mouth initially finds a strong soya flavour but with each passing gulp it is forgotten in favour of wonderful milk chocolate and an earthy coffee taste combined with dark fruit. A well balanced hop bite finishes things off nicely. This is just tasty through and through and has many layers to examine.

Mouthfeel is silky smooth cream with just the right amount of carbonation. Do yourself a favour and grab this one if you see it in the stores.

Serving type: bottle

11-09-2008 19:40:44 | More by Ralphus
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Samuel Smith's Imperial Stout from Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)
93 out of 100 based on 2,982 ratings.