Imperial Stout | Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)

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4.16/5
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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

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Added by Todd on 02-27-2001

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#1,408
Reviews:
1,780
Ratings:
3,797
pDev:
11.3%
Bros Score:
4.44
 
 
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User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 3,797 |  Reviews: 1,780
Photo of Leif_Eriksson
4.33/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

L: deep, dark black like the Yorkshire night. Creamy head.

N: chocolate, port, some smoke and pipe tobacco. Licorice.

T: wood smoke, tobacco, dark fruits, baker’s chocolate, coves, purple grapes, licorice.

Overall: An amazing beer! Tastes huge, with less alcohol than feels present. Incredibly aromatic.

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

Photo of JustinAbs
3.3/5  rDev -20.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of madbrewer9
4.27/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

So much different than most American ris. Thinner body and "English" sugar character. Nice flavors of chocolate and dark fruit. Very drinkable.
Great beer.

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Photo of Sk8sean86
3.02/5  rDev -27.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Tcsox
4.35/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of foundersasap
3.61/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Nichols33
4/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Sanchezrox23
4/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of TerryMills
3.38/5  rDev -18.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Good smooth drinkable stout just nothing special ,for an imperial it was a bit thin honestly .

Try it if you find it but its nothing to go out of your way to get.

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Photo of Dentist666
4.34/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

0.355l bottle.
Pours opaque black beer with strict 2-finger tan head.
Smell - roasted, chocolate, leather, nuts.
Taste - follows the smell, char, raisin.
Medium body, soft carbonation.
British gentleman in your glass.
Forever classics.

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Photo of Johnnoray
4.27/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Slowjamcdub
4.4/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of duceswild
3.5/5  rDev -15.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BEER88
4/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Kinda boring

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Photo of BrentMcQuirk
4.06/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Trevor_martin
4.24/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Sheppard
4.27/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a dark brown with creamy tan head. Some bakers chocolate on the nose. Mostly chocolate, a little bit of roast, but very balanced. Nothing is overwhelming. A very nice "imperial" stout that you can actually drink.

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Photo of Nace4
4.38/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ThomasTheTank88
4.25/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jbehlar
4.18/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Mooslerfitness
4.85/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of csmrx7
4.4/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of paresis
4.24/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Premo88
4.21/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

12 oz. bottle poured into "stout" glass (vertical snifter)

L: black-and-beige look with the beer looking oil black once piled in the glass and topped by a thick 1-inch head of beige foam; no sticking or lacing, keeps a medium-sized collar of tan foam

S: licorice, burnt malt, milk chocolate, dark chocolate, raisins, meaty red wine, charred oak wood

T: raisins, raisin bread, red wine with a slightly oak wood aftertaste ... quite "dark" with more licorice/raisins/burnt wood than plums/dates/figs

F: light-middleweight with enough carbonation to give it some life; arguably light for the style but seems to firm up midswallow

O: classic all around with the dark-malt flavors leaning heavily to the "dark" side; pleasantly sweet and accessible with no alcohol burn or flavor; the faint flavor of oak wood in the aftertaste is a highlight

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Imperial Stout from Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)
Beer rating: 4.16 out of 5 with 3,797 ratings