Samuel Smith's Imperial Stout 4pk, Tadcaster

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Samuel Smith's Imperial Stout 4pk
# BISAM00009
Country: United Kingdom
Region: England
Sub-Region: Tadcaster
Grape Varietal: Russian Imperial Stout
Review Score: 98BA
Alcohol By Volume: 7.0%

4 bottles in stock for in-store purchase.
Available in-store only. To get another recommendation: 888.B21.WINE

Okay, where do I begin? I feel as if I am in the presence of the beergod itself. This is a rich, full to medium-bodied brew with a smooth, creamy, light mouthfeel. Roasted notes are in the forefront and pair with a lemony/limey-rind-like hop presence that takes the entire taste to a near astrigent level. You can pick up some floral-like flavours from the hops too. Malt flavours of coffee, plump raisins, prune/plum, bitter chocolate and faint smoke beckon to balance a foundation of bitterness, both roasted malt and hops. Nice rounded background sweetness. The finish on this stout contains notes of smoke and a roasted/sweet feel on the palate.

98 points, BeerAdvocate (Feb 2001)