Samuel Smith's Imperial Stout

Samuel Smith's Brewery


The label is great. Pretty simple in white, gold and black, with the words, "Contractors to Her Majesty's Forces." Implying that maybe a few of these were quaffed before Captain Mallory took out the guns of Navarrone or something like that. Anyway, it's an "Imperial Stout" because of its 7% ABV. In a 12 oz bottle it wouldn't be a big deal, but I had the 550 ml bottle, which meant it didn't catch up until after I finished it all. Good thing that was a few minutes before bedtime. One things for sure, I slept wonderfully. The roasted malts and chocolate-colored head went perfectly with an evening of relaxing in front of my favorite British sitcom on a Saturday night.

Reviewed: May 28, 2005

Rating: 7/10

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