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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4.39/5 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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