Samuel Smith's Imperial Stout - Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)
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Reviews by travolta:
3.83/5 rDev -8.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
Apperance: This Imperial Stout had normal head retention. The lacing I will discuss after I have finished the glass. The color is totally dark brown, to simplify would be to say that it is black. I am not even going to hold it to the light because with a beer this dark, it does not matter. The lacing is not something of note. It exists, but barely
Nose: A start of carmel, and coffee. Quite a bit of coffee. That is about it. maybe some dry fig.
Taste: Although there is not very much in the smell department, it makes up for this in the taste. Right away i get fig, carmel, coffee, roasted wheat. It is a bit bitter in the end and it is the bitterness which sticks with you unti your next sip. It does not have a heavy mouthfeel which lends to more distinct characteristics.
Notes: Not heavy in alcohol content or body which makes it an easy stout to drink.
Serving type: bottle
11-18-2004 00:47:15 | More by travolta
More User Reviews:
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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