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Beer of the week: Samuel Smith Imperial Stout

BY DI STAFF | NOVEMBER 17, 2011 7:20 AM

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This week's beer of the week is the Samuel Smith Imperial Stout.

The stout is brewed in Tadcaster, England, at the Samuel Smith Brewery.

The brew is 7 percent alcohol by volume, but the alcohol taste comes through only slightly. It is overpowered with a mellow chocolate and coffee body. The scent of the beer matches its taste.

The brewery has been in business since 1758. And after enjoying the stout, it is easy to tell the company has more than 250 years of experience. Because of its bold flavor, it is hard to believe that water, malt, hops, and yeast are the only ingredients in the recipe.

"This beer would go well with a heavy stew or a light, preferably chocolate, dessert," said Joe Hotek of John's Grocery, 401 E. Market St.

But considering the season, and also that the beer is vegan, I would suggest paring it with your Thanksgiving tofurky.

Cheers.

— by Jordan Montgomery


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