Samuel Smith's Imperial Stout - Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)
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4.83/5 rDev +15.6%
550ml bottle poured into Bruery snifter. Bottle date is June 17 2013.
A-oil black with mocha brown head. Great lacing.
S-chocolate, cherry, vanilla, coffee, very sweet aromas. Very nice.
T- follows up with aroma. Lots of sweet chocolate, incredibly smooth. No hop bitterness which is a plus for me.
M- full bodied and sticky. Insanely smooth, head makes it all the way down to the bottom of the glass.
O-perfect imperial stout, aged very well no offensive or off flavors. Would pair great with vanilla Ice cream
07-25-2014 19:59:31 | More by Admbmb92
4.48/5 rDev +7.2%
Look: Pours pitch black with about two fingers of head. Head actually sticks around for awhile, but does eventually reduce to a small layer.
Smell: Carmel, brown sugar, some dark fruits, cherry, chocolate. A lot going on here!
Taste: Not quite as good as I was hoping, but still excellent. Not as sweet as the smell.
Mouthfeel: Full bodied. Very smooth. Just the right amount of carbonation.
Overall: A little let down by the flavor. and I must say, the flavor is the biggest factor in a beer to me. But, just because I was a little let down does not mean this is not a good beer. I always get excited about an RIS and always expect the world. RIS's always score big with me, and this is no exception.
07-15-2014 00:38:38 | More by EvoRich
Samuel Smith's Imperial Stout from Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)
93 out of 100 based on 3,038 ratings.