Beer Information and Tasting Notes

Samuel Smith Strong Golden

Samuel Smith Strong Golden

Brand
Samuel Smith
Expression
Strong Golden
Category
Dark Ale
Style
Barley Wine
Abv
10.20%
Produced at
Samuel Smith Old Brewery
Country
England

By Jeff Evans

80
Nose
Rich, almost toffee-like malt supports sherry-oaky aromas, plus a hint of liquorice.
Palate
Sherry-like and oaky, with prune and raisin notes. The oak notes add creaminess and just a touch of tartness.
Finish
Creamy, malty sweetness, with more prune, fills the finish until oaky dryness and bitterness creep in.
Comment
A strong beer that doesn't disguise its power, even though there's a prominent oak note throughout.