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Longshot American Stout - Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)

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Longshot American StoutLongshot American Stout

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Ratings: 81
Reviews: 21
rAvg: 3.74
pDev: 11.23%
Wants: 0
Gots: 5 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams) visit their website
Massachusetts, United States

Style | ABV
American Stout |  7.20% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: DLSheidy on 04-16-2014)
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3.81/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A: Pours nearly pitch-black, with faint garnet highlights when held up to light. The latte-colored head is fairly tall and very densely frothy. Lots of fine, even lacing sticks to the glass as the head gradually fades.

S: Dark fruit (overripe plums?) and dark chocolate notes are up front in the nose. Additional notes of carbonized sugar, leather, and charcoal are also detectable. Some leafy, gently piney hop notes lurk in the background.

T: Medium sweetness initially - I'm actually getting a bit of a burnt marshmallow vibe here. Dark fruit is the most prominent flavor, with some roasty dark chocolate and weak coffee notes. A bit of mineral/charcoal character. Hop bitterness is moderate, with leafy and sweetish pine (think blue spruce) flavors.

M: This may be the best feature of this beer. Relatively full-bodied, but almost velvety smooth, with nearly the perfect amount of carbonation adding a pleasant touch of creaminess.

O: This is a nice stout from the Longshot series. Many of those beers (this year and in years past) are offbeat and/or extreme styles, but this is a good example of a more-or-less by-the-numbers beer.

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4.01/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is a substantial contribution to the "Longshot" series by Samuel Adams, a series that, for me, has been very hit or miss (more miss). This one looks like a serious stout from the start: pitch-black, dark-tan head, with some beautiful lacing. The one area that is disappointing is the smell: there are some faint pine and liquorice notes, very limited chocolate and coffee smells, malt. The taste is delicious: a very well-rounded flavor of dark, toasted chocolate nibs; espresso;and tart pine. I also picked up some vanilla, orange oil, and some smoke. There's a hoppiness to it as well, which I kind of enjoyed. This one is sweet from the start, and malty, but it's not overly tacky and sticky sweet. It's velvety, though perhaps a bit too much carbonation. It doesn't finish dry, as some stouts can do. 7.2 ABV, but no trace of alcohol. I would enjoy a six-pack of this one, maybe the best one in the series.

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This is a nice stout. I think it finishes a bit too hoppy for my tastes, though. As the evening went on I began to wonder what really is the difference between some American stouts and black IPAs. This morning I decided, however, that I was giving too much attention to the hops.

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A: Pours a near pitch black with 2+ fingers of creamy tannish brown head that fades down to a nice cap that leaves chunks of lacing down the glass

S: Roasted malts, dark chocolate, coffee, and a hint of dark fruits all come through nicely

T: Follows the nose. Starts off with the roasted malts and semi-sweet dark chocolate and then goes into some coffee and espresso notes as well as anise and dark fruits. Finishes with a touch of the anise and more coffee

M: Medium-full bodied with moderate carbonation. Smooth

O: A pretty straight-forward stout with plenty of umph. Definitely full-flavored and expressive in both the nose and taste, but it still remains quite drinkable. Definitely a winner out of the homebrew contest

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Beautiful dark body pitch black, light tan head looks great in my glass. Big light cocoa colored head flowing full on cloud texture, with light speckled lacing left behind. Aroma has some caramel notes, mild dark chocolate notes, hint of coffee accents. Flavor creamy dark chocolate, hint of butterscotch with dark fruit notes...plum and raisin finish. Dry finish dark almost charcoal dark roasted malt character. Mouthfeel is medium bodied, dry finish a bit high on carbonation. Overall, I'm liking it but not as much as my initial gut number score.

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Pours thick and dark. Looks very black. Great head retention. Dark shades of foam. Darkness all around. Lacing coats the glass wall like paint. A beaut.

Roasty and semi-sweet. A tandem of coffee-ish malts, heavy kilning, cream stout easiness, and seemingly English hops. The aroma doesn't want to open up too bright. Keeps things dark and somewhat mild.

A fat, roasty stout, if I could ever call one. Coffee-like roast bitterness, subdued creaminess for relief, some dark fruitiness, carob powder, light licorice, some vanilla, and some throaty booze. Really, it's crafted like an impy lite. Has an aggressive approach, but the flavors are all locked into good places.

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Longshot American Stout from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
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