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

3,737 Ratings
Samuel Smith's Imperial StoutSamuel Smith's Imperial Stout

Brewed by:
Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)
England, United Kingdom

Style: Russian Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by Todd on 02-27-2001

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

Pours opaque dark brown in glass, with a head of two fingers dark brown head which dissipates.

Smells of malt, and yeast (slight sour) coke, dark liquorice, malt.

Taste of malt, yeast, emanthal cheese, and dark coffee. Slight bitterness at the end which dissipates. As it warms, becomes more chocolatey and slightly sweeter. Cherries at times, and red wine.

Low carbonation. Feel of sharp carbonation comes first with no taste, then dissipates to nothing as it passes smoothly, its smooth moderately heavy body over the tongue.

Nothing like this I’ve had, thick texture, rich textured aromas and flavours, and a great history to go with it. Would give it 8.5 out of 10. Goes well with pork rinds.

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4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

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

A: Just about as black as you could hope for a stout to be. Poured with a light tan head that was surprisingly resilient.

S: The strongest scents coming out were coffee, chocolate and molasses. Sweet malt smell, and just the slightest hints of alcohol.

T: The taste is as consistent as could be with the nose. Coffee, chocolate and slight alcohol flavors. Sweet malts at the tip and a bitter finish.

M: Thick and creamy, this beer sticks around on the tounge for a while. Even so, goes down smoothly.

D: Great for the style. Tasty and filling, just like a good stout should be.

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4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

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Photo of soupyman10
4.25/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours two inched of tan head that never seem to go away, over a solid dark brown near black with red highlights. Looks great. Nose is high on bananas, chocolate, and roasted malt. Strong and inviting, with a little bitterness too. Taste is very good: roasted malt up front, then spices, dried fruit (prunes) come through subtly. The bananas show up again as in the smell, some chocolate and a fair bit of breadiness. Feel is fairly good, full bodied with solid carbonation. This is a very good beer. It might actually be my least favorite RIS because the banana flavor sits there the whole drink and I wasn't really feeling it that much. However, at the price ($4 for an 18.7 oz) this is an incredible value. While likely be having it again soon.

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Samuel Smith's Imperial Stout from Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)
4.17 out of 5 based on 3,737 ratings.
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