Samuel Smith's Imperial Stout - Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)
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3.93/5 rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
Man do I love Sammy Smith. Just finished up a 4pack of the Nut Brown Ale with a friend and now it's on to a new one for me- their Imperial Stout.
She pours an awesome opaque black. I've never had to worry about pouring Sammy Smith brews too vigorously and this brew was no exception. A full on straight down pour yields about 1/2 an inch of rich creamy nutmeg colored head.
Aroma is exceptionally sweet- bitter chocolate dominates the nose.
This is yet another exceptional offering from a brewery that's fast becoming a mainstay in my fridge. It's mildly creamy and beautifully smooth. It tastes of coffee, bitter chocolate, and flaked oats. This is a malty beer with a lot to offer. Though the taste failed to wow me, the nose was great and mouthfeel and drinkability are pretty damn good.
Final word: try me.
Serving type: bottle
10-13-2009 05:02:32 | More by originalsin
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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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