Samuel Smith's Imperial Stout

I wrote: "Coffee notes strong out of the bottle. In a glass the alcohol smell is there, maybe from the head. Samuel Smith's Imperial Stout. 7.0%. More of a barley taste than a chocolate taste. Taste seems to change about halfway through. Perhaps the bitterness is ignored. L.C. and her friend say it tastes like soy sauce, but I don't taste it. It might have a sort of sourness to it. Little carbonation at end. I'm not satisfied." 9:26 pm
I also wrote: "Final sip of the Imperial Stout has that chocolate taste." 9:34 pm

Note: This beer has a high rating on and I'll have to try this beer again.


Samuel Smith's Imperial Stout

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Samuel Smith's Imperial Stout
This 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.

A rich flavourful brew; deep chocolate in colour with a roasted barley nose and flavour that is a complexity of malt, hops, alcohol and yeast. Fermented in ‘stone Yorkshire squares’.

Serving Suggestions • Espresso coffee; Stilton and walnuts; baked sultana and lemon cheesecake; steak au poivre; caviar; rich apricot glazed bread; coffee trifle with roasted almonds.

Best served at about 15°C.

Ingredients • Water, malted barley, roasted malt, cane sugar, yeast, hops, seaweed finings, carbon dioxide.

Registered with The Vegan Society; suitable for vegans and vegetarians.

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