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:
3,747
Reviews:
1,767
Avg:
4.17
pDev:
11.27%
 
 
Wants:
237
Gots:
528
For Trade:
3
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4/5  rDev -4.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: Pours a virtually opaque black with a puffy tan head that quickly recedes to a thin mousse.

S: Aromas of roasted grain, woodsmoke, peat, coffee, dark chocolate, and dark fruits are present on the nose. The aromas of this beer are not as intense as many modern imperial stouts.

T: After a gritty, grainy entry, this beer displays lovely notes of roasted grain, black currants, black cherries, prunes, coffee, dark chocolate, woodsmoke, and peat. The finish is mellow and delicate with a slight alcohol presence and notes of dark fruits, roasted grain, and coffee.

M: Full bodied, smooth, and luscious, but a bit dry. Carbonation is gentle and expressive. The alcohol presence is tremendously restrained. Very, very drinkable for the style.

O: This is an excellent imperial stout. It has long been a personal favorite of mine. If you're a fan of the bitter, explosive American double/imperial stouts, then this beer may be too restrained for you, but if you're a fan of traditional stouts, then you'll probably love this one.

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5/5  rDev +19.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -16.1%

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5/5  rDev +19.9%

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5/5  rDev +19.9%

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5/5  rDev +19.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

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5/5  rDev +19.9%

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5/5  rDev +19.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

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4/5  rDev -4.1%

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4.17/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 355mL bottle into a snifter. Served lightly chilled. Purchased from the Great Grog in Edinburgh.

A: Very dark brown with minimal light penetration. Nice one finger head, milky coffee color. Not much lacing.

S: Fruity dark chocolate, coffee, little bit of raisin sweetness.

T: Coffee, dark chocolate and delicious. I taste lots of big, roasted malts. There's a tiny hint of alcohol in this one, but it's by no means a bad thing.

M: A big bodied beer, very well carbonated such that the flavor is accentuated by it.

A good imperial stout. Not such high alcohol compared to some of it's American counterparts, but it still packs a good punch. Very pleasant to drink.

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4/5  rDev -4.1%

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4/5  rDev -4.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

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4.6/5  rDev +10.3%

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5/5  rDev +19.9%

Photo of LeoPanna
4.7/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

A: poured into pint glass...Dark brown, red, huge creamy head...
S: malts, chocolate, caramel, paprika... river water?
T: delicious...heavy malts.. coffee and sugar...good amount of alcohol... a slight maple syrup, well water after taste... it's spicy as well
MF: very little carbonation, almost like a flat cola... refreshing and prefect to sip on.
O: this is one of my all time favorites.... packed with flavor... cheap as hell...

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5/5  rDev +19.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

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4/5  rDev -4.1%

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4/5  rDev -4.1%

Samuel Smith's Imperial Stout from Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)
4.17 out of 5 based on 3,747 ratings.
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