Samuel Smith’s Imperial Stout is a legendary brew. In this week’s beer recommendation, we venture into the world of stouts. The word “stout” according to Webster’s means “brave or bold” as well as “firm or determined.” This a a great term for this type of beer because it is only for the Bravest of palates and the Boldest of characters. These are full bodied beers that are great especially in the winter or evenings. Further, most people that prefer a really light beer generally hate Stouts. Consequently, when you buy this beer, if any of those people are around, they will not drink it – thus more beer for you. Sam Smith’s is a great Imperial Stout to introduce a novice into the world of Stouts. Sam Smiths was founded in 1758. This is a great brewery from Yorkshire, England, and you should definitely immerse yourself in some of their other beers.
The Taddy Porter and Oatmeal Stouts are also great buys. The Imperial Stout itself is everything you ask for. It’s dark, full bodied, and finishes with a hint of coffee and roasted malt. So sack up, put on your big boy pants, and take a break from the Keystone light for the night. Finally, you have reason to show some bravery. Besides, drinking the same beer that your girlfriend drinks is not exactly a redeeming quality, and she will probably ditch you for the guy with whom she doesn’t have to share her wine coolers. Check out the brewery here: Sam Smith’s.