Samuel Smiths Imperial Stout

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Established in 1758, Samuel Smith is Yorkshire’s oldest brewery. They brew a wide range of high quality beers made solely from authentic, natural ingredients. They still use stone Yorkshire squares to ferment their ales and stouts (with the exception of Sovereign and Extra Stout) as well as the same yeast strain used since the 1800s. Samuel Smiths Imperial Stout is a distinctive type of beer was originally brewed to withstand the abuses of shipping in foul weather to Imperial Russia. It was a favourite of Russian nobility whose taste for the finest food and drink was world famous. Samuel Smiths Imperial Stout is a rich flavourful brew which is deep chocolate in colour with a roasted barley nose and flavour that is a complexity of malt, hops, alcohol and yeast.

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Water, Malted Barley, Cane Sugar, Yeast, Hops

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Samuel Smith
Old Brewery, High Street, Tadcaster, North Yorkshire, LS24 9SB, England

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  1. Stujago

    To me, this Imperial stout is very similar to a German doppelbock. It has roasted dark fruit flavours that are rich but not too sweet. As good as the best doppelbock I’ve tried. Very smooth.

  2. lee campling

    If your looking for a smooth and full flavoured stout thats rich in taste but not over powering you won’t find a much better one than this.

  3. David Ryland

    Excellent. Loved this beer.
    Speedy delivery.

  4. Gareth Roberts

    A bit thick and strong, a few would repeat on me later

  5. Alexey Nekhaenko

    Good balance but I’d like an imperial stout to be thicker – still worth having tho

  6. Julian Boniface

    Not as strong as some Imperial Stouts, but the flavour is well up there.

  7. David Gouldson

    Roasted malt aroma and flavour with flavours of chocolate. Very enjoyable stout.

  8. Chris Meechan

    A big flavoursome stout heavy on coffee with hints of raisin and a burnt fruity finish. Not as high in abv as some imperial stouts so is very drinkable.

  9. Steve Hawkins

    Rich, biscuity aroma. A hint of grape in there too. When sipped, you get a lovely velvety kick of caramel, as well as a liquorice twist. The finish is bold and lingering.

  10. Chris H

    A dark chocolate coloured stout. Coffee notes that are pleasingly subtle. This has an ABV with enough heft to make you want more whilst allowing you the capability to do so.

  11. Jonathan Giles

    Nice smooth strong stout.

  12. Ian Wilson

    A fine imperial stout.full of liquorice and coffee. definitely will buy again

  13. Peter

    this is another cracking beer from a good brewery

  14. ISC

    Pours jet black with creamy beige head. Coffee predominates over chocolate..
    Bittersweet aftertaste. Very reasonable price for an Imperial Stout, although lower abv than most.

  15. Julie Jones

    My husband loves this. His usual stout was Guinness but this has taken preference. He describes it as smooth and sweet-ish!

  16. Ryan Powell

    Simply stunning! The BEST stout on the market bar none!

  17. Christopher Eio

    I really enjoyed this one. A great imperial stout, definitely one on the must drink list.

  18. David Hanson

    Fine stuff, drinks easily, smooth, fruit, coffee & liquorice

  19. Elle M

    A very light imperial and easy to drink

  20. Matthew W

    Pours black, small beige head, leaves nice top, some retention.
    Aroma of toffee, licorice, alcohol, blackberries, figs, roasted malt background, some cocoa.
    Taste is caramel, licorice, figs, dark chocolate, moderate bitter coffee finish, tingle of spice.
    Creamy mouthfeel, fine carbonation.

  21. Tobias Gill

    A little less full on than some imperial stouts, but still delicious and worth buying.

  22. Neil Ward

    I enjoyed this Impy Stout and would drink it again. In my opinion it didn’t have much to make it stand out from the crowd, hence 3 stars.

  23. Alan Sinclair

    Very nice stout but at 7%, too strong for a session. Nice for the last drink of the day

  24. Graham Horne

    Very much enjoyed it, will get it again in the future