Samuel Smith's Imperial Stout - Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)
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Reviews by erz316:
4.1/5 rDev -1.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
A - pours completely opaque black with a khaki head. the head leaves some lacing, generally in large chunks, coming down rather quickly, and becoming more of a light tan colour
S - Alcohol and raisins come to the forefront, the syrupy-ness of the beer lending me to think I smell something reminescent of 'brayer rabbit molasses." It is a dark sweetness that slowly crawls into the nose and complements the alcoholic raisin notes.
T - the most noticeable taste to my palate is that of a dark chocolate or a bitter bakers chocolate. The appearance of roasted malts becomes more noticeable, and adds coffee flavours; strongs ones, French or Colombian roasts. however, nothing is too authoritative in this beer, noting comes right out and immediately hits you in the mouth and says: "oh wow. like, thats a ton of malt." It all blends in smoothly together.
MF&D - not much carbonation, and is not as thick/syrupy as expected. A most enjoyable drink.
Serving type: bottle
01-06-2009 03:21:15 | More by erz316
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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)
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