Samuel Smith's Imperial Stout - Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)
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Reviews by heissebier:
4.13/5 rDev -1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
This has been sitting in my fridge since November, saved for a special day. It turns out there is nothing particurally special about today (except perhaps the beer I'm about to drink), I just couldn't wait any longer.
Appearance- Pours jet black with a nice mocha colored head. Coats the side of the glass beautifully with lacing.
Smell- A very interesting smell, unique to this beer. Sweet caramel notes blended with some coffee and choclate flavors. There is also a rum or bourbon like aroma mixed in there. Gives the beer a certain old-school badass character.
Taste- Maintains that distinct character, malty with chocolate and caramel flavors dominating. Some dark fruits present. Slightly bitter finish.
Mouthfeel- Thick and smooth, with just a touch of carbonation. A roasty flavor tends to linger in your mouth. Also a very warming brew.
Drinkability- Fantastic considering the darkness and complexity of this brew. Perhaps it can get overwhelming after a few glasses.
Serving type: bottle
02-23-2010 04:05:18 | More by heissebier
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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)
93 out of 100 based on 2,843 ratings.