Imperial Stout | Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)

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Brewed by:
Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)
England, United Kingdom
samuelsmithsbrewery.co.uk

Style: Russian Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by Todd on 02-27-2001

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Ratings:
3,838
pDev:
11.3%
 
 
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Photo of Livyatan1996
4.11/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

i've never given ol samuel enough attention. big bottle into a snifter, this beers a deep, murky brown, eating up light. big brown head went down to a nice thin cap. really heavy lacing. nose is full of chocolate, nice and dark, with a dark fruit background and toast thats almost burnt. taste starts off real sweet and then leaves bitter. lots of chocolate and hints of coffee blend with raisin bread and a distinct earthiness. real nice stuff. drinks a bitter thinner than i want but still medium to full bodied and smooth. i'll stop walking by these at the store now

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Photo of TDougher
4.23/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Mrnuzzo
3.68/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Dankacheese
3.77/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of R1kk
4.19/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A worthy choice but a little behind Dragons Milk

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Photo of HawaiiBeerDrinker
4.5/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Nass
4.15/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4.75

I am getting bittersweet chocolate. slight coffee, raisins, dates. The dark fruit notes were not as big as others have said they would be which is a good thing at least for me it is. It is a good RIS but not as flavorful as some others that I have had. Cheers! A-

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Photo of jeschaefer
3.36/5  rDev -19.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of YvesB
4/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BlunderfulGuy
4.25/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jpaulreese
4.17/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Greener
4.05/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of psychout
4.35/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Tastes pretty good, drank it warm so that probably made it worse. The oatmeal one was smoother and tasted better though. But this has higher ABV... hmmm.

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Photo of lastmango
4.13/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured black with a 3 finger foamy tan head that dissipated quickly to a thin film. Heavy lacing. Aroma of raisins and black licorice. Intense flavor of toasted bread, dark fruit and black licorice. Taste follows the nose. Wonderful full body with a bit of chewiness. Light carbonation. Alcohol is not very pronounced. I was expecting a bit more complexity from this stout but it is very drinkable. I could really get into this while watching Benny Hill. :)

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Photo of FrancisM12
4.02/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of smithj4
4.14/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of rsuarez1982
3.93/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Hanglow
3.65/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours black with brown edging to the light. Small head

Aroma of coins, chocolate,

Taste is similar with added mocha. Some diacytyl. Slight bitterness. Full body, med carb. It's a very nice export stout.

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Photo of Futbolmanby
3.9/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of robotic_being
4.1/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of bret717
4.1/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

bottled 8/30/17, reviewed today

Look- Pours cola brown and appears black in the glass; big tan head that eventually recedes to a thin layer; spotty lacing

Aroma- Stone fruit, semi-sweet chocolate, lightly toasted bread

Taste- follows the nose with stone fruit, semi-sweet chocolate and toasted bread; also getting noticeable bitterness toward the end, but not sure if it's from hops or roasted malts

Feel- medium bodied and carbed; semi-sweet and slightly bitter finish

Overall- Great stout with well-rounded flavors and a nice nose. Glad i finally tried this classic

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Photo of Stout80mizer
3.9/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of ilikebeer03
3.94/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Rich chocolate, light coffee. Toffee caramel. A touch of dark fruits

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Photo of Mikeking99
3/5  rDev -27.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of ImperatorScab
4.14/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

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Imperial Stout from Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)
Beer rating: 4.16 out of 5 with 3,838 ratings