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

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

2,956 Ratings
THE BROS
99
world-class

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Ratings: 2,956
Reviews: 1,634
rAvg: 4.18
pDev: 11.24%
Wants: 117
Gots: 141 | 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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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This is one of my all time favorite breweries. They make some fabulous beers and this is a prime example. I enjoyed this slightly chilled in my Warsteiner mug. Dark, opaque brown in appearance. Nose had an aroma of bittersweet chocolate with a hint of molasses and a touch of candied sugar. Taste was superbly balanced with enough hop bitterness to not makeit overly sweet with some baker's chocolate notes and a kiss of molasses. Very good stuff.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Cellared this for a few years, thinking I had tried it once, but actually have not (confused it with Oatmeal Stout). At 7%, it runs the edge of 'cellarable' but as an impy I think it would do fine. One way to know for sure though...

Appearance - black pour,, a darkish mocha head of maybe a finger but recedes quickly to a partial covering. Around the bottom of the glass I see some reddish brown hues along the edge. 3.5

Aroma - smelled rich and intense coming out of the bottle, like alocohol, smoky espresso. As it settled that went away and introduced a grainy, metallic odor. A minute more and it appears to have resolved with some smoky chocolate, figgy aromas. The chocolate is starting to dominate now. 4.0

Taste - sweet and heavily roasted malts, almost to the point of tasting smoked. A mixture of coffee and chocolate follow, enhanced by the alcohol. Very roasty and sweet, slightly warm with a moderately long finish. 4.5

Mouthfeel - outstanding. Smooth as can be, evenly if not a bit under-carbonated.

Drinkability - easy, very easy to drink. A most sessionable impy by my standards.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Looks like a dark stout with a light brown head. It tastes of roasted chocolate. It has a good bit of Russian Imperial Stout flavor, but then also a creaminess almost like a porter.

It has a medium body with a good carbonation.

For an Russian Imperial Stout , this is really drinkable as it cuts off at the end. I would recommend it as an entry into the style. However, I do love it as someone who has had a few, so it's for all. Just maybe not those heavy heads into the deep deep rich flavors.

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Samuel Smith's Imperial Stout from Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)
93 out of 100 based on 2,956 ratings.