Sam Smith Nut Brown Ale

I always liked these perennially unfashionable beers, and their ultra traditional, very unglamorous pubs. This bottle reminds me of how nice beer used to taste back in the days when I wasn't quite old enough to be allowed it.
 
Just taken delivery of 3 of their bottles - Imperial and Oatmeal Stout and the famed Stingo, but the supplier had run out of the Chocolate Stout.

Their pubs in my experience are most definitely "wet" in the modern parlance :)
 
All the bottled beers are very good. I really like the Imperial Stout. Not that strong at 7% but one of the best around. That is assuming they still do it. I haven't had it for a while.
 
Same pub, usually the same pint when I was a postgrad at York. I think they’ve changed the name back to the Burns Hotel now.

Sometimes we’d also go to another Sam’s pub, the Wellington, near the river towards Fulford, which had all the pleasing cosy vibe of getting tiddly in your nan’s parlour. Something for which the beer seemed particularly apt. That was near a corner shop which seemingly only stocked cigarette papers and tinned rice pudding. Memory lane…
 
All the bottled beers are very good. I really like the Imperial Stout. Not that strong at 7% but one of the best around. That is assuming they still do it. I haven't had it for a while.
I've got one here Alan - not sure how widely available but I got that, the Chocolate Stout and the Oatmeal Stout mail order from York (I won't name the firm to avoid breaching Tom's rules on advertising). They should be easy enough to find even if you've got the DTs and they've got a wide range at refreshingly Yorkshire prices :) . The Imperial's a great beer - I got into Doppelbocks for a bit, but it blew them away on complexity and balance.
 
Naming firms where to buy wine/beer/spirits is always OK if you don’t have an undeclared commercial interest.

Direct linking is the thing that is forbidden (to protect the value for Tom’s W-P advertisers)
 
I bought a dozen mixed Sam Smiths from Trembling Madness, to whom I think Rob refers, rather cheaper and easier than getting them from the brewery(breweries seem generally unkeen to encourage online selling) and am currently enjoying an Imperial Stout, a first class and completely classic beer which is almost infinitely more enjoyable than the kind of wine one can buy for the same price.
 
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