Samuel Smith's Imperial Stout - Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)
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Reviews by beesy:
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
More User Reviews:
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)
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