Samuel Smith's Imperial Stout - Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)
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4.4/5 rDev +5.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Poured from a 550ml bottle into a Stone CaliBelvique. No bottle date to be found but assuming at least a year as it was sitting in the back of a Giant Eagle cooler.
A - pours a fairly clear brown that builds to an opaque black in the glass. A somewhat rocky, frothy head of three fingers deep and medium brown colored builds and maintains for the entire glass. Some lacing exists.
S - chocolate, roasty, sweet, fruity, molasses, brown sugar
T - maybe a touch oxidized but wow - a nice compliment of many stouty profiles. It's fairly sweet throughout with. Fair amount of yeast fruitiness. It's slightly roasty with a fair amount of chocolate. Surprisingly malty. A roasty bitterness exists on the back end.
M - full bodied but very creamy and lucious. I think this bottle is a few years old and hence the mouthfeel is just starting to water down.
D - fairly easy to drink for being full flavored.
Overall. Damn fine stout I was glad to try. Creamy, roasty and chocolaty with a nice English yeast makes it tasty.
Serving type: bottle
10-03-2012 02:58:45 | More by beesy
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4.83/5 rDev +15.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75
550ml bottle poured into Bruery snifter. Bottle date is June 17 2013.
A-oil black with mocha brown head. Great lacing.
S-chocolate, cherry, vanilla, coffee, very sweet aromas. Very nice.
T- follows up with aroma. Lots of sweet chocolate, incredibly smooth. No hop bitterness which is a plus for me.
M- full bodied and sticky. Insanely smooth, head makes it all the way down to the bottom of the glass.
O-perfect imperial stout, aged very well no offensive or off flavors. Would pair great with vanilla Ice cream
Serving type: bottle
07-25-2014 19:59:31 | More by Admbmb92
Samuel Smith's Imperial Stout from Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)
93 out of 100 based on 2,999 ratings.