Samuel Smith's Imperial Stout - Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)
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Reviews by rundocrun:
4.25/5 rDev +1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Poured from a 550 mL bottle into a pint glass.
A - Pours a deep black with 2 fingers of rich, frothy mocha-colored head. Foam fades slowly leaving small amounts of lacing on the glass.
S - Smells of black coffee and cocoa beans. Also a slightly sharp burnt character to the nose. Interestingly, it even has a slightly tangy red wine-like smell to it amid everything else.
T - Hints of caramel and dark fruits (plums, raisins, dates) up front. A dark cocoa bitterness is present toward the middle accompanied by the slightest hint of dry burnt grains that last to the finish. Has an aftertaste of milk chocolate-like acidity, fruity esters, and coffee-bitterness.
M - Medium body with pleasant but not overbearing carbonation. Fairly smooth and drinkable except for the slightly biting character of the roast barley, but that's not necessarily a bad characteristic for a RIS.
Overall, this was quite an enjoyable beer. My first from Samuel Smith's but certainly not my last!
Serving type: bottle
07-04-2011 01:19:56 | More by rundocrun
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4.83/5 rDev +15.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75
550ml bottle poured into Bruery snifter. Bottle date is June 17 2013.
A-oil black with mocha brown head. Great lacing.
S-chocolate, cherry, vanilla, coffee, very sweet aromas. Very nice.
T- follows up with aroma. Lots of sweet chocolate, incredibly smooth. No hop bitterness which is a plus for me.
M- full bodied and sticky. Insanely smooth, head makes it all the way down to the bottom of the glass.
O-perfect imperial stout, aged very well no offensive or off flavors. Would pair great with vanilla Ice cream
Serving type: bottle
07-25-2014 19:59:31 | More by Admbmb92
Samuel Smith's Imperial Stout from Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)
93 out of 100 based on 2,994 ratings.