Samuel Smith's Imperial Stout - Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)
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4.25/5 rDev +1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Poured from a 12 ounce bottle into a nonic pint int glass. Bottled on May 25, 2010 per dating code printed on bottle.
Appearance: Pours motor oil black with a 4 finger creamy dark tan head.
Smell: Molasses, roasted malt, chocolate and a hint of espresso. Smells very sweet.
Taste: Bittersweet chocolate and sweet molasses up front followed by roasted malt and espresso in the middle and finished with a very mild hoppy bitterness. Aftertaste is burnt toast.
Mouthfeel: Medium-to-full-bodied with a good amount of carbonation.
Drinkability: High drinkability. Drinking a couple of these on a cold winter evening would be no problem.
Overall: Excellent stout overall. One of the best Russian Imperial Stouts I've had. It's not overly complex but it doesn't try to be. I would highly recommend this.
Serving type: bottle
06-20-2010 23:52:56 | More by adam42381
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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)
93 out of 100 based on 2,843 ratings.