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Samuel Smith's Imperial Stout - Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

2,999 Ratings
THE BROS
99
world-class

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Ratings: 2,999
Reviews: 1,638
rAvg: 4.18
pDev: 11.24%
Wants: 126
Gots: 154 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster) visit their website
United Kingdom (England)

Style | ABV
Russian Imperial Stout |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Todd on 02-27-2001)
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beesy

Ohio

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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Samuel Smith's Imperial Stout from Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)
93 out of 100 based on 2,999 ratings.