Samuel Smith's Imperial Stout - Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)
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Reviews by adam42381:
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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4.56/5 rDev +9.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75
Appearance: pitch black with thick tan head that drops slowly and marks the glass nicely.
Aroma: mostly dark chocolate and coffee, a bit roasty and malty. Some fruity sweetness in the back. Aroma is not very intense, but not weak as well. This is a classic imperial stout, so there's nothing wrong.
Taste: first comes dark chocolate, than coffee, which is a bit acidic, than average roastiness. Malty, rather sweet and averagely bitter.
Mouthfeel: full bodied, oily, very soft carbonation, almost flat.
Overall: Highly recommended to every stout and imperial stout lover out there. Classic, great beer.
Enjoyed from a snifter glass.
Serving type: bottle
03-05-2014 19:23:32 | More by beholder_pl
Samuel Smith's Imperial Stout from Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)
93 out of 100 based on 2,791 ratings.