Sunday, 12 August 2012
Samuel Smiths Imperial Stout (England)
Samuel Smiths Imperial Stout
Samuel Smiths Brewery
The beer is called Imperial Stout as it was originally brewed to withstand the abuses of shipping in foul weather to Imperial Russia. It was a favourite with Russian nobility whose taste for fine food and drink was world famous.
This has won many awards over the many years it has been brewed.
Initially on the first pour the dark black chocolate like liquid which is so dark it is hard to see if it is clear or opaque. The beer has a brown head. On the nose you get coffee and roasted barley notes. On tasting you get the roasted coffee hit with a nice warmth of alcohol on the back of the palate. The beer itself has a creamy, smooth texture with a medium body. The beer is good, not the greatest but certainly good.