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:
3,730
Reviews:
1,761
Avg:
4.17
pDev:
11.27%
 
 
Wants:
236
Gots:
522
For Trade:
3
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4.54/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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4.19/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4.28/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Commandophile
4.24/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of SayBoom
4/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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

Photo of RickyBfromCT
4.04/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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4.07/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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

Photo of DarthVorador
4.8/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of NastyNorseman
4.6/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Delicious roasted malts tickle the tongue on this beast. Dark black with brown hues with a light tan head that lingers. Rich and full-bodied, creamy and dense. This is a delicious toasty meal in a bottle that finished slippery and coats the pallette with malty and a hint of hoppy bitterness with the finished.

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4.5/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

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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

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4.5/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.26/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

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4.28/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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5/5  rDev +19.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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

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3.71/5  rDev -11%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Smell was boozy. Better as it warmed. Thinner mouthfeel than expected.

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3.41/5  rDev -18.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This might have been the first RIS/IS I ever drank. Back in the mid to late 90s I came across this beer. Oily and black it produces a 1" brown head. Looks oppressive. Aromas of roasted malt, dark fruit bitterness and alcohol.

Taste is a mixture of roasted malt, dark fruit, bitterness, alcohol, licorice, coffee from the malt. Mouthfeel is a little hot relative to the abv, the dark fruit aspect doesn't help things there.

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4.43/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.74/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

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4.14/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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4.44/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.25

Off-white-khaki, thick, frothy/milky head that leaves lots of thick lacing and retains well. Black in color with brown hues at the bottom of the glass.

Sweet typical stout aroma, initially. Roasted malt, of course. I pick up maple. I also pick up some sweet yeasty thing going on. Then there's some kind of creamy character at the end of the aroma. I also detect a fruity character, like Twizzlers; maybe some chocolate-covered cherries, as well. A tiny hint of smoke becomes more present as the beer warms.

The flavor is full of roasted malt. I pick up a hint of alcohol on the flavor. It's yeasty, too. And on the end of the sip, there's a generalized yet earthy hop bitterness.

The mouthfeel is medium-to-thick, fluffy, and lightly but perfectly carbonated. The finish is slightly creamy/fluffy and semi-dry.

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Samuel Smith's Imperial Stout from Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)
4.17 out of 5 based on 3,730 ratings.
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