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

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93
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3,359 Ratings
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Ratings: 3,359
Reviews: 1,687
rAvg: 4.17
pDev: 11.27%
Wants: 183
Gots: 306 | FT: 2
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:
Beer added by: Todd on 02-27-2001

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4.59/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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4.15/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.1/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4.77/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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4.54/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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4.25/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance- Black in color with a one a finger mocha colored head produced.

Aroma- Consists of dark chocolate and roasty malts.

Taste- Semi sweet chocolate is big upfront along with some bitterness from the roasted malt. Towards the finish a slight fruity aspect comes out showing flavors of orange and cherry, but not acidic or hoppy, rather esters from the yeast.

Feel- Medium to full bodied, light carbonation, and a creamy yet semi dry overall feel.

Overall- A 7% percent imperial stout is a unique thing to see, but regardless as a stout this is a great beer. The orange/cherry aspect gives this a really nice flavor dynamic with the roasted malt, espcially as it warms. Overall, this is very flavorful and easy to drink, and its definitely worth revisiting.

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4.13/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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3.84/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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4.09/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.25

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look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.94/5  rDev +18.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Bottle. This was a great beer. Appearance dark brown. Wish the aroma had a little more oomph. I did not get the fruits many document. Maybe it was just me that day but otherwise this stout packed a lot of well balanced flavor. Coffee rose above chocolate and malts. A great blend. Creamy and delicious. Can't wait to see if the next one lives up to the first!

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look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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Samuel Smith's Imperial Stout from Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)
93 out of 100 based on 3,359 ratings.