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

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Samuel Smith's Imperial StoutSamuel Smith's Imperial Stout

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

2,987 Ratings
THE BROS
99
world-class

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Ratings: 2,987
Reviews: 1,638
rAvg: 4.18
pDev: 11.24%
Wants: 125
Gots: 147 | 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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wiseguy142

New York

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

7% for an imperial stout? Ok. Still pretty tasty tho.

Pours black with an icecream like foamy brown head. Rocky, but not as rocky as some west coast style beers. Sort of like an ice cream float.

Aroma is very heavy on the caramel. Vanilla and spices. Reminds me of Halloween candy for some reason.

Taste is heavier on the caramel malt than most imperial stouts. Sweet creamy aftertaste with the roasted malt in the background for the most part. Not sure how this would go if there was more alcohol in it. Definitely a sweet stout that finishes dry with roasted malt, just short of charcoal flavors but not heavy on either chocolate or coffee flavors.

This is a cool beer. Not sure if it's my first choice among the imperial stouts.. more just like a British stout but still very good.

Serving type: bottle

09-25-2009 02:37:07 | More by wiseguy142
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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

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07-25-2014 19:59:31 | More by Admbmb92
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Smell: Carmel, brown sugar, some dark fruits, cherry, chocolate. A lot going on here!

Taste: Not quite as good as I was hoping, but still excellent. Not as sweet as the smell.

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Samuel Smith's Imperial Stout from Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)
93 out of 100 based on 2,987 ratings.