Samuel Smith's Imperial Stout - Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)
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Reviews by meechum:
4.4/5 rDev +5.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
A - Poured a very dark viscous black with a 3 finger dark brown head into my Sam Smith's pint glass. Leaving lacing down the glass as it was consumed
S - Big smell of roasted malts and barley along with a nutty smell and a hint of mild hops in there
T/M - This beer is big in taste and thick like a stout should be...a low level of carbonation but enough to deliver the flavor the back of the palate. The flavor was roasted malts and coffee along with a slight nut flavor and a hint of chocolate in there too..the hops finish the taste out and give a good counter balance to the sweetness of the malts..
D - This is a highly drinkable brew..though with it being an Imperial Stout not one you would drink multiples in a night..the overall taste and flavor made this for a great end of the evening night cap and good for the colder weather..no wonder the Czar Peter loved these things..
Serving type: bottle
01-12-2008 15:46:23 | More by meechum
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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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