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

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Ratings: 3,151
Reviews: 1,652
rAvg: 4.17
pDev: 11.51%
Wants: 147
Gots: 202 | 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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nanobrew, Nov 14, 2011
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look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours pitch black with a very big creamy tan head. Head lasts for a long time and eventually gets down to a thick tan cap. Leaves some good lacing.

S: I get chocolate, dark fruit, dark malt and there's a bit of a sweetness in the aroma.

T: Initially it's very sweet. But then you get a bit of a dark roasted malt taste and the after taste you get dark chocolate/coffee and dark fruits.

M: A medium body with medium carbonation. Goes down very easy.

D: This was the first imperial stout i've ever had so I wasn't exactly sure what to get. After having this again I appreciated this beer a lot more.

marty21, Dec 13, 2010
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Sampling right now on 10/8/14. Comes in a single 550ml (18.7 ounce) bottle for $4.99 but seen it in 330ml (11.2) 4-packs as well. Bottle chilled down to 36 degrees F in my beer cooler and poured in to a handled glass stein.

Pours a pitch black in color with a good 3-finger beige head that settles finally down to a 2mm head after about 20 mins of sipping on it. A good amount of sticky lacing is seen that clings all the way up the sides of the glass. The aroma is of roasted malts, dark fruit (plums?) with a hint of bittersweet chocolate. The taste has even more going on that starts out with the roasted malts at first, with a slight sweet raisin-like taste than ends with a hint of semi-sweet chocolate. Actually very smooth and goes down easy. Medium+ bodied but a tad below average for carbonation that is good for this style of brew. One of the best Russian Imperial Stouts I have tasted.

BeerWithMike, Oct 08, 2014
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look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

12 oz bottle into Sam Smith's tulip pint - I've had this one before, but the review got eaten by the random review eating monster that lurks in the depths of the site, waiting to eat up random, occasional reviews, never to be seen again.

Pours pitch black, with a creamy, one-finger tan head. Nice enough lacing.

Nose is sweet, mix of blackberries and dark chocolate, and an almost nutty roastiness underneath - light and inviting. Lightly roasted coffee, and a nice, dark breadiness as well.

Taste is beautiful, classic and decidedly old school. Earthy roast, dark fruit with just a hint of tartness, a finish that's nutty, a bit roasty, dark chocolate, bit of licorice, lingering earthy bitterness, bit of oiled leather, hinting at smoke, just a tiny bit of alcohol shows through just enough on the tail end of the finish. Very subtle, but timeless and fantastic.

Mouthfeel is a bit on the thinner side, a bit sharp, though still with a light creaminess to it. Very dry, finish is quite long.

Drinkability is fantastic. Full flavor, so enjoyable. Very nice.

JohnQVegas, Feb 27, 2011
Samuel Smith's Imperial Stout from Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)
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