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Samuel Smith's Imperial Stout - Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

2,993 Ratings
THE BROS
99
world-class

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Ratings: 2,993
Reviews: 1,638
rAvg: 4.18
pDev: 11.24%
Wants: 125
Gots: 150 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster) visit their website
United Kingdom (England)

Style | ABV
Russian Imperial Stout |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Todd on 02-27-2001)
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tito42

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4.45/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from 550 mL bottle to an imperial pint. Bottling date was smudged off of this bottle.

A: Very dark, nearly opaque black. A few rays of light make it through if held up to the light and are cola in color. Active carbonation with a thick cocoa head with great retention and lacing. What a nice stout should look like.

S: Chocolate, prunes, oak barrels, and a strong vanilla extract presence. Slight hints of coffee, rum, and cane sugar.

T: Roasted barley up front, and the coffee flavor comes through much more in the taste department, holding down the middle. Prunes, molasses, hops, and biscuity yeast bring up the rear. Chocolate hints throughout. Well balanced and very, very tasty.

M: Smooth, medium bodied, with just a touch of a hops finish and a bit of spritz from the carbonation. Just a tad bit of dryness after the finish. A little on the thin side of stouts. A nice alcohol warmth, holds its ABV well.

O: Just a notch below the best I've had, but much more attainable. A wonderful find for me on International Stout Day. I'll definitely be coming back to this one!

Serving type: bottle

11-04-2011 02:53:46 | More by tito42
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Samuel Smith's Imperial Stout from Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)
93 out of 100 based on 2,993 ratings.