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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: 126
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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MCImes

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

10-17-2013 21:42:40 | More by MCImes
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WaltTrombone

New York

4.5/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I've been working my way through the Top 50, and IMHO this beer sets the standard for Imperial Stouts. It pours pitch black, with a huge tan head. Aromas of roast malt, chocolate, espresso, and currant tickle my happy nose. My mouth soon joins in the ecstasy, with chocolate, currant, espresso, malt, caramel, charcoal, and grapefruit doing the Dance of the 7 Veils on my tongue. Silky smooth caressing mouthfeel. Finally, it finishes with chocolate and grapefruit alternating little butterfly kisses on my sated palate. A truly sensual delight, if beers were girlfriends, this is the one you'd marry.

Serving type: bottle

12-11-2003 16:33:03 | More by WaltTrombone
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Goldfishman

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

01-30-2012 17:09:20 | More by Goldfishman
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RusImpStoLuv

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

02-21-2014 04:59:57 | More by RusImpStoLuv
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Daniel9913

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

01-06-2012 01:03:28 | More by Daniel9913
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benbou17

Alberta (Canada)

4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

12-05-2011 09:28:19 | More by benbou17
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Mark_Eck

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

01-21-2014 12:10:20 | More by Mark_Eck
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drdiesel9483

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

02-24-2014 20:42:10 | More by drdiesel9483
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dnh2

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

11-14-2011 17:39:10 | More by dnh2
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sukwonee

Washington

4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

12-17-2011 20:43:59 | More by sukwonee
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Bartrob6

North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

looks like a stout to me! black with a very small head and tiny bits of lacing.

smells good with roasted malts, chocolate, and i'm getting some dark fruits also.

taste is strong chocolate. extremely well done.

incredible mouthfeel for an imp stout. very drinkable for its style. probably the most drinkable one i've had.

Serving type: bottle

05-18-2009 18:15:28 | More by Bartrob6
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steofwinnipeg

Manitoba (Canada)

4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

07-16-2013 02:59:58 | More by steofwinnipeg
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AnitaBrewski

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

01-21-2013 23:41:26 | More by AnitaBrewski
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BryantForestry

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

03-01-2014 01:16:27 | More by BryantForestry
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mbeerdino21

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

04-13-2014 16:08:16 | More by mbeerdino21
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atone315

Wisconsin

4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

06-05-2012 02:30:47 | More by atone315
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Sweffin

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

10-27-2013 00:02:31 | More by Sweffin
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tbizzle0

California

4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

02-03-2012 05:23:36 | More by tbizzle0
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wakeuptothesun

California

4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

11-29-2013 03:40:12 | More by wakeuptothesun
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ACB

California

4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

03-11-2014 19:44:07 | More by ACB
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CGMLS3

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

01-24-2012 13:36:33 | More by CGMLS3
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GreatPumpkin

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

01-02-2012 21:33:14 | More by GreatPumpkin
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srrn

North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Wow, this is a truly great beer. Pours a thick dark oil brown with a tan two finger head. A fair amount of lacing on the glass. Smells of chocolate first then coffee and burnt toast later. Taste is very similar with a dark chocolate bitterness to the long finish. Wonderfully oily mouthfeel. Carbonation is perfect. A winner.

Serving type: bottle

05-21-2007 00:27:06 | More by srrn
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jahannah

Georgia

4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

02-06-2013 02:13:41 | More by jahannah
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HollyHops

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

07-09-2012 00:02:37 | More by HollyHops
Samuel Smith's Imperial Stout from Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)
93 out of 100 based on 2,987 ratings.