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

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

3,112 Ratings
THE BROS
99
world-class

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Ratings: 3,112
Reviews: 1,649
rAvg: 4.18
pDev: 11.48%
Wants: 141
Gots: 186 | 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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Photo of tvv375ia
4.63/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

poured from 12 oz bottle into pint glass

A-very dark brown to almost black with a slight ruby hint at the edges with about a 2 finger tan head that faded to a cap with a little lacing

S-lots of aroma coming from this one starts with some roast coffee then a little dark chocolate and carmel malts followed by some dark fruit sweetness

T-not quite as much going on as the smell but there is a lot of flavor. roasted malts that start coffee and faded to the dark fruits giving a sort of sweet finish

M-good carbonation nice creamy body

O-readily available, decent price, great beer whats not to love with this one

tvv375ia, Dec 24, 2011
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4/5  rDev -4.3%

ShemRahBoo, Dec 23, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

Antnyd82, Dec 23, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

CelticAleMan, Dec 22, 2011
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2.5/5  rDev -40.2%

ajs4bd, Dec 22, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

LowDrag, Dec 22, 2011
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5/5  rDev +19.6%

Fenrisulven, Dec 22, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

rpaul2012, Dec 22, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

Joshgonzales79, Dec 21, 2011
Photo of Neorebel
4.85/5  rDev +16%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

This beer is as dark as night with a thick, fluffy tan head- perfect! the head does not recede for a while... The aroma is fruitier than one might expect - plum and raisin can be detected, and in the background, a touch of coffee and roasted malt. Seems sharp and crisp. After a sip the actual taste is revealed to be just as interesting and complex as the nose. The initial splash of flavor is the fruit/raisin followed by, a roasted, smoked touch and a dry finish. Very crisp on the tongue. As I drink the head sticks tightly to the glass - this is a nice frothy brew. This has a relatively light mouth feel and I can hardly put the glass down even for a second. There's just enough of a warming sensation from the alcohol. A very classy staple in the Imperial Stout world.

Neorebel, Dec 21, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

StoutishDan, Dec 21, 2011
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4/5  rDev -4.3%

fox227, Dec 21, 2011
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3.5/5  rDev -16.3%

radioscooter, Dec 20, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

stealth, Dec 20, 2011
Photo of zachary80
3.58/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Very nice tan head, almost overly large. Black body. Perfect thick, velvety lacing.

Strong aroma- slight raisin seems out of place for the style.

Flavor isn't as bold as the aroma lead me to believe. Lingering bitterness is slightly fruity.

Mouthfeel is about right for a lighter RIS. Smooth and relatively thin. This isn't supposed to be Dark Lord.

Overall it's a good Imperial Stout, the flavor/aroma isn't really impressive. More like a strong flavorful regular stout. ABV doesn't hit the requirement here or by the BJCP, but I knew that ahead of time

zachary80, Dec 20, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

animal69, Dec 19, 2011
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4/5  rDev -4.3%

imperialking, Dec 19, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

sukwonee, Dec 17, 2011
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4/5  rDev -4.3%

11millsown113, Dec 17, 2011
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4/5  rDev -4.3%

jrohrbacher, Dec 16, 2011
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5/5  rDev +19.6%

andrewj17, Dec 16, 2011
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4/5  rDev -4.3%

Ralphs66, Dec 15, 2011
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5/5  rDev +19.6%

jak, Dec 14, 2011
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4/5  rDev -4.3%

jam354, Dec 14, 2011
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5/5  rDev +19.6%

jtk, Dec 14, 2011
Samuel Smith's Imperial Stout from Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)
93 out of 100 based on 3,112 ratings.