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

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Samuel Smith's Imperial StoutSamuel Smith's Imperial Stout
BEER INFO

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

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by Todd on 02-27-2001

BEER STATS
Ratings:
3,731
Reviews:
1,762
Avg:
4.17
pDev:
11.27%
 
 
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522
For Trade:
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Photo of NomadDawg
4.25/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Blazer22
3.98/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Urk1127
3.53/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of MJ64
4.44/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of metalspice
3.68/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of Hayley_86
3.5/5  rDev -16.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Satorn
3.93/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Chackman151
4.01/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Ryan4120
4.3/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

L - deep black with a nice tan head that sticks around and leaves some lacing
S - rich malt, molasses, caramel - not too strong of a smell though
T - follows the nose - rich malt, notes of molasses and caramel with a twinge of chocolate
F - full body with a moderate amount of carbonation - I wish it were silkier but it's still a great feel.
O - A very solid imperial stout. Great rich malt flavors with notes of molasses, caramel, and chocolate flavors.

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Photo of Dazka
4.06/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of reyna311
4.02/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Docksidebars
4.73/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of cunning_stunt
4.34/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of plowe70
4.54/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Dzu
4.27/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from 0.355l bottle into goblet.
L: Very dark brown (almost black) colour with a weak coffee-like foam head.
S: Cocoa beans, dark chocolate.
T: Bittersweet, dark fruits, raisin.
F: Very tight for that ABV, low carbonation.
O: Saturated taste, nice smell - excellent RIS!

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Photo of HopsAreDaMan
3.6/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Drank at D&P's Christmas Eve. Not impressed.

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Photo of madelf66
3.99/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of evanwoertz
4.76/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of AustinWadkins
4.08/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours brown with cola colored head that soon forms a thin collar

Smell is malts, sweet, dark fruits, licorice, caramel

Taste is malts, chocolate, creamy, licorice

I mean it's Samuel Smith... It's delicious!!! Great malt notes really build this beer

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Photo of AccipiterofBeer
4.05/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of PJCarnell
4.51/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

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4.15/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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3.75/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Dinglehacker
4.12/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into snifter. Pour was gentle, so just a ring of head. Quite black.

Nose is surprisingly sweet, some cocoa bean and nut.

Taste is very much the same. Malty bitterness balances the sweetness nicely. A little dark fruit in the mix too.

Mouth is a little carbonated, but watery in a good (non dry) way.

A lower ABV for an Imperial, and very similar to Sam Smith's Oatmeal Stout. A good sweeter RIS. Doesn't lead the pack, but, like most Smith beers, is reliable and very enjoyable.

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Samuel Smith's Imperial Stout from Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)
4.17 out of 5 based on 3,731 ratings.
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