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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4.39/5 rDev +5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Poured from a bottle into a snifter at around 55°F
Appearance: Medium pour with a thin tan head. Black as can be with no light coming through.
Smell: I get a ton of dark fruit in the nose (prunes and raisins) along with roasted malts.
Taste: Like the nose; Roasted malts balanced with dark fruits. The flavors are mellow compared to American counterparts yet blended extremely well.
Mouthfeel: Very light compared to the American version. Low on bitterness and goes down smooth. Drinkable for a imperial.
Overall: As with most English beers, I find this light compared to American examples that I'm use to. However, it is extremely balanced and I'll grab this again when I'm in the mood for a drinkable yet balanced and flavorful Imperial Stout.
Serving type: bottle
04-01-2014 06:16:09 | More by Bone53
Samuel Smith's Imperial Stout from Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)
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