Samuel Smith's Imperial Stout - Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)
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3.75/5 rDev -10.3%
A: Black, barely perceptible ruby when held up to light, foamy, well-retained head (3/3)
S: Lots of chocolate, alcohol, raisin throughout (10/12)
T: Imperial, lot of sweet maltiness in beginning, roasty, light chocolate undertones, and light metallic/astringent on finish (15/20)
F: Very bubbly and light, pretty dry finish (3/5)
O: The longer it lingered on the palate, the more I got used to it, but the body was surprisingly light in comparison to the flavor, and left it a little hollow therefore. (7/10)
09-03-2014 01:56:37 | More by TimZebGir
3.97/5 rDev -5%
Poured into a Funky Buddha Brewery snifter. Bottleneck says SE12N1.
A- Pours a 99% opaque black color with an 1/8 inch dark tan head that immediately fades to a paper-thin ring around the edge of the glass and the faintest specs of surface foam. Semi-resilient lacing leaves small clots behind.
S- Quite sweet-smelling with notes of dark roast, wood and raisin.
T- The sweetness continues and the raisin notes are even more apparent here. Almost tastes like a barleywine with its dark fruit complexity however it's not very boozy. Biscuity, buttery and, once again, woody.
M- Dry and slightly chalky with medium-low carbonation and a full body.
O- Although I like the Oatmeal Stout better, this one is quite enjoyable as well. A lot different than the American RIS's out there with its high level of sweetness and what is likely English yeast.
08-26-2014 23:31:12 | More by Immortale25
Samuel Smith's Imperial Stout from Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)
93 out of 100 based on 3,064 ratings.