1758. That’s the year when Yorkshire, England’s Samuel Smith Brewery was born. That’s 15 years before the Boston Tea Party, 17 years before the ride of Paul Revere, and 18 years before the signing of the Declaration of Independence. In other words, Samuel Smith Brewery has been making a wide variety of beers for a VERY long time.
We’re big fans of the Samuel Smith Brewery and have explored many of its offerings over the years. On today’s episode of A Tasting at The Murder Table, we’re going to revisit their Imperial Stout which we’ve enjoyed on numerous occasions. Here’s what the brewery has to say about this beer which clocks in at a hearty 7% ABV:
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’.
If this beer is good enough for Russian Nobility, then we’re guessing that it should be more than good enough for us. To find out what we thought of this beer on what is most likely our 10th go-around, click the play button on the following video:
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