Samuel Smith's Imperial Stout - Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)
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Reviews by websherpa:
4.45/5 rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3
550 ML bottled. Born 7 months ago purchased cold. Poured in a 12 oz tumbler.
Appearance: Pitch black no opacity against light at all. Mocha colored 2 finger head which melted down to a very modest covering through the rest of the beer. Lacing nearly non existent.
Smell: Chocolate malts, some roasted notes coming through, dried fruit, raisons, more chocolaty malts.
Taste: Delicious. The raisins come through stronger, but not at all overpowering. I would love to try this fresh and see what fresher hops could do to this flavor. Not overly complex, but well executed and rich in all aspects. The chocolate malts are pulling me away for another drink...
Mouthfeel: Thick and creamy
Drinkability: Had a 550ML, could have easily had another. Not an all night drink, but not a one hit wonder either.
Value: Priced reasonably and oh so good. Go get some.
Serving type: bottle
01-18-2011 02:07:23 | More by websherpa
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)
93 out of 100 based on 2,791 ratings.