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

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3,149 Ratings

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Ratings: 3,149
Reviews: 1,652
rAvg: 4.17
pDev: 11.51%
Wants: 145
Gots: 202 | 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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5/5  rDev +19.9%

StevenK708, Sep 06, 2014
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I-Beir-the-Bel, Dec 30, 2012
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5/5  rDev +19.9%

leagr, Aug 09, 2012
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5/5  rDev +19.9%

schomber, Feb 18, 2012
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5/5  rDev +19.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This is by far one of my favorite beers.

This is a pretty dark beer although a slight hint of red when held up to a bright light. Tan head that sticks around.

Smell is like a snickers bar put in coffee. a little funk to it, but that's more of a caramel smell.

Taste is outstanding. Definitely what is expected from the nose; caramel, coffee, and chocolate mostly. No alcohol taste really and it is not too dry and the slightest bit sweet. Small amount bitterness and comfortable malty taste.

I bought a bottle of this for a friend's dad who swears by Guinness and he was blown away. I have to say this is one of very few imperial stouts I have had, but every time now I have a guinness or regular stout it is just not enough. Will continue to buy (this is the third time I've gotten it)

keysofebony, Aug 22, 2011
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5/5  rDev +19.9%

Musineer, Feb 12, 2012
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5/5  rDev +19.9%

JeffSuttonTX, Mar 11, 2013
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5/5  rDev +19.9%

Anew, Dec 06, 2011
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5/5  rDev +19.9%

corzocl, Nov 15, 2011
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5/5  rDev +19.9%

tbeer40, May 04, 2012
5/5  rDev +19.9%

NOLANDMAN, Feb 10, 2014
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5/5  rDev +19.9%

IpeeA, Nov 15, 2011
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5/5  rDev +19.9%

ChrisForman, Sep 12, 2014
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5/5  rDev +19.9%

JKAllen, Dec 24, 2012
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5/5  rDev +19.9%

thatdewguy, May 09, 2013
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5/5  rDev +19.9%

waiting4lunch, Nov 22, 2011
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Navalartichoke, Feb 07, 2012
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5/5  rDev +19.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Aw man This is an awesome beer!

Pours a jet black with an awesome thick foam of tan head on top. Low carbonation.

Huge roasted malt aroma with some delicious smells of dark chocolate, butterscotch, and caramel. Makes my mouth water.

Rich creamy texture, delicious roasted chocolate taste, so damn good! Followed my a dry bitterness of black coffee, burnt caramel/toffee. Nice little kick of alcohol esters in the finish, not too much, but just right.

Most perfect Imperial stout I have ever tasted, so balanced and drinkable. Why did I wait so long to drink you? I enjoyed this beer with some X-mas chocolates, Awesome!


SteveO1231, Dec 26, 2005
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5/5  rDev +19.9%

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PorterBoy14, Feb 09, 2012
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5/5  rDev +19.9%

bmur112, Nov 22, 2011
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5/5  rDev +19.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

A: Black body with a sexy beige head.

S: Has a cointreau-like pungency. Smokey.

T: Absolutely divine. Cointreau-like, but without the oranges, if that works. Smokey with sweet coffee. Getting dried figs as it warms. Lemonade and smokey bitterness in the finish.

M: Drinks like a good barleywine. Very smooth and full bodied.

O: I don't normally get excited about stout but this is one of the best beers I've ever had. It gets better every time I drink it. God I love beer.

Hoppsbabo, Aug 08, 2012
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5/5  rDev +19.9%

gleemonger, Mar 29, 2012
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5/5  rDev +19.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Truly an exceptional beer. Smoked chocolate coffee notes, slighly bitter yet sweet. Creamy & rich. Pitch black like most stouts against a medium brown head. The head slowly dissipates down to about an 1/8 inch and stays there. Goes down like a glass of milk. Are you worthy?

Jordan, Nov 11, 2001
Samuel Smith's Imperial Stout from Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)
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