Samuel Smith's Imperial Stout - Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)
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4.03/5 rDev -3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4
A very delicious beer, and like everything beer that Sam Smith's makes, a perfect example of the style in its fundamental form. This is not fancy, and not over the top, just incredibly well done. It looks great, a very dark and deep black, virtually no light getting through and a nice light brown head with good lacing. Somewhat let down by the smell, I was expecting more punch than just the toffee sweetness and it really just came off a little underwhelming. The taste was a different story however, a very upfront roasted barley bitterness complimented by an acidic hop presence. The toffee adds a very light sweetness to what would otherwise be a very bitter forward beer. The mouthfeel is superb, silky smooth in the mouth, blending perfectly with the carbonation, lathering you up for a huge bitter, dry finish.
Overall, this is a beer that goes great after a long day working in the cold and wet, taking big gulps out of an english pint. It may not be my favorite stout, or even my favorite from Sam Smith's (I love you Oatmeal Stout), but it is a hell of great way to finish the day.
Serving type: bottle
02-15-2012 04:02:08 | More by Siriusfisherman
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