Samuel Smith's Imperial Stout - Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)
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Reviews by smakawhat:
4.22/5 rDev +1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
Poured from the bottle into a pint glass. Big Fist full of head and a great milk chocolate bubble look. Dark brown off the pour like varnish for a body and light brown hues on the edges. Really nice head cap on this with great retention.
Great balance of malt and milk chocolate smell and nuts and even a little bit of vinegar hidden in the background. Really good, even some tobacco, nice bouquet on this stout.
Taste is a great malt and somewhat butter, but some sour fruit that's quite pleasant. Alcohol, banana, and roast coffee on the finish compete with a chocolate middle palate taste. Some carbonation in the middle palate also, but tolerable at least.
For the inexpensive price and pocket size go to feel of the bottle, this is a great go to stout which just makes drinkability a little better than good. This is a very good place to start for this style.
Serving type: bottle
01-20-2011 00:55:38 | More by smakawhat
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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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