Samuel Smith's Imperial Stout - Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)
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Reviews by atigerlife:
4.15/5 rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
The appearance is black. Small brown head.
The smell for me was the most unusual. A strong dark soy sauce smell kept coming through. Also some malt and molasses. Dark chocolate.
The taste was of dark chocolate with some roasted malts. Some hints of coffee. A mild bitterness adds to a very rich character.
A decent mouthfeel. Somewhat creamy. Rather light with moderate carbonation cleansing.
Overall, an interesting beer I will certainly try again. Rather complex. I drank the first half by itself and it was fine. I then ate some chocolate and this is when the beer really showed its true potential. Much better when eating chocolate. Perfect match.
I've updated this review as I have had more of this wonderful beer: rather strange that I now don't think it goes well with chocolate [like most stouts]. When I had it last night I was yearning for a really good hamburger. Strange.
Serving type: bottle
11-11-2005 18:24:05 | More by atigerlife
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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.