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

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3,103 Ratings

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Ratings: 3,103
Reviews: 1,649
rAvg: 4.18
pDev: 11.48%
Wants: 139
Gots: 181 | 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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3.5/5  rDev -16.3%

Review based on the BJCP2008 guidelines (style 13F). Bottle 36cl - Batch L14023. AROMA: roasted aromas mixed with port-like vinous notes. chocolate aromas and dried fruits (figs). APPEARANCE: black and opaque with a Brown head with average retention. slight legging. TASTE: roasted malt, chocolate, strong coffe and slight dried dark fruits. faint hop flavours and some vinous like notes. medium-low bitterness with a relatively sweet finish. low alcohol warmth. PALATE: medium body with low alcohol warmth. medium carbonation. OVERALL: an intense and complex imperial stout with a good range of aromas and flavours. lacks a bit of body and alcohol presence.

titvs, Sep 13, 2014
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5/5  rDev +19.6%

Jeff_Benson, Sep 12, 2014
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5/5  rDev +19.6%

ChrisForman, Sep 12, 2014
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4.1/5  rDev -1.9%

DutchmansFlat, Sep 12, 2014
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4/5  rDev -4.3%

hoplover66, Sep 12, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -10.3%

Brewsed, Sep 11, 2014
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3/5  rDev -28.2%

ejimhof, Sep 10, 2014
Photo of risendragon
3.5/5  rDev -16.3%

Bought a bomber from Market Basket (go ATD!) and poured into my trusty kitchen glass.

A- As black as the IKEA table that it's resting on, nice tan head, about two fingers high (4)

S- I get chocolate, dark fruits, caramel, some booze, very floral and nice overall (4.25)

T- Milk chocolate, sweet, but not much else. I am somewhat disappointed considering the nose was huge with all the aromas I listed above. At least the booze is hidden rather well (2.75).

M- Heavily carbonated for a stout, more porter-like, somewhat watery and thin (3)

O- Looked good, smelled good, but did not deliver on the tongue. I was somewhat disappointed, maybe if I had not drank it chilled it would have been better. Oh well, next time I will not refrigerate it and try again (3.5)

risendragon, Sep 10, 2014
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4.08/5  rDev -2.4%

beerforpresident, Sep 10, 2014
Photo of Mikus
3.5/5  rDev -16.3%

This was very good. Some interesting toffee notes, etc on the nose, however the deep, full flavors and dark roasty nightmares I expect in an RIS were a bit lacking. That said, this is a really nice beer, and I would definitely drink again (esp. if I were out of my homebrewed RIS!).

Mikus, Sep 09, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -16.3%

Robyn, Sep 08, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -10.3%

Tafyob41, Sep 08, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

I suppose I've been ruined by American Imp Stouts weighing in at 10% ABV and higher. My first time with
this one, and I've been left wanting more. It's great, no doubt, with sweet toasted malt and dark fruit hitting home.
I like it. It's great. But I passed up an Expedition Stout in my fridge to have it, and there's where I went wrong.
I would gladly have this again, but I'd say think of this as a bigger single porter or a smaller imp stout...

beerdedking, Sep 08, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

johnwetterstrand, Sep 06, 2014
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5/5  rDev +19.6%

StevenK708, Sep 06, 2014
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4/5  rDev -4.3%

JavierGC, Sep 04, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

AmishLightning, Sep 03, 2014
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4.56/5  rDev +9.1%

emerald27, Sep 01, 2014
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3.7/5  rDev -11.5%

Slongie, Sep 01, 2014
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4/5  rDev -4.3%

Edhel, Sep 01, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -16.3%

nobadeer, Sep 01, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -10.3%

Faunland, Sep 01, 2014
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4/5  rDev -4.3%

masterofsparks, Aug 31, 2014
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4/5  rDev -4.3%

SD0430, Aug 31, 2014
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4/5  rDev -4.3%

22Blue, Aug 29, 2014
Samuel Smith's Imperial Stout from Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)
93 out of 100 based on 3,103 ratings.