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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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BA SCORE
85
very good

74 Ratings
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Ratings: 74
Reviews: 20
rAvg: 3.76
pDev: 10.64%
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:
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(Beer added by: DLSheidy on 04-16-2014)
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Reviews by 22Blue:
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22Blue

Kansas

3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

06-04-2014 14:12:17 | More by 22Blue
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kaufmaal

Alabama

4.01/5  rDev +6.6%
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.

Serving type: bottle

07-17-2014 02:56:33 | More by kaufmaal
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PortLargo

Florida

3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

07-16-2014 22:17:32 | More by PortLargo
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A-Sox

Rhode Island

3/5  rDev -20.2%

07-13-2014 17:43:20 | More by A-Sox
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ynnpar

United Kingdom (England)

4.08/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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.

Serving type: bottle

07-10-2014 17:31:19 | More by ynnpar
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Liverocks

Delaware

3.25/5  rDev -13.6%

07-10-2014 09:48:15 | More by Liverocks
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Fettpopps

Massachusetts

2/5  rDev -46.8%

07-09-2014 01:40:54 | More by Fettpopps
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Satsuma

Florida

4/5  rDev +6.4%

07-06-2014 18:13:25 | More by Satsuma
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dogtato

Texas

3.25/5  rDev -13.6%

07-04-2014 21:14:01 | More by dogtato
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AndrewMichael

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

06-30-2014 01:12:48 | More by AndrewMichael
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BEERMILER12

Maine

4.03/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Serving type: bottle

06-25-2014 06:18:32 | More by BEERMILER12
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WVbeergeek

West Virginia

3.25/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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.

Serving type: bottle

06-23-2014 20:27:16 | More by WVbeergeek
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gwiedman1

New York

3.25/5  rDev -13.6%

06-21-2014 20:12:03 | More by gwiedman1
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dmorgan310

Panama

3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

06-16-2014 02:33:20 | More by dmorgan310
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hit728

Connecticut

4/5  rDev +6.4%

06-16-2014 02:13:38 | More by hit728
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thecheapies

Pennsylvania

3.9/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

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.

Super-chewy and gluggy thick. Has a good amount of lippy stickage. You won't find a meatier body on an American Stout like this baby has. The mouthfeel is dripping in maltose and oats. Even the carbonation is a positive attribute with its coarse popping and blending dissolution.

A beer of nutritional sustenance. It will really fill the hungry void on a warm summer night. Here's to (practically) eating beer!

Serving type: bottle

06-14-2014 05:04:47 | More by thecheapies
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Boone757

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

06-13-2014 23:56:38 | More by Boone757
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JamieDuncan

Maryland

2.75/5  rDev -26.9%

06-11-2014 01:05:23 | More by JamieDuncan
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osant37

New York

4/5  rDev +6.4%

06-10-2014 00:56:40 | More by osant37
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jsh420

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -13.6%

06-09-2014 05:59:37 | More by jsh420
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Gemini6

Michigan

4/5  rDev +6.4%

06-07-2014 16:08:24 | More by Gemini6
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JuicesFlowing

Kansas

4.08/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured into a balloon glass.

Look: Espresso coffee bean black, mocha colored head that retains a thick film with decent bands of lacing.

Aroma: A blend of oatmeal, chocolate, coffee, and maybe a hint of black licorice.

Taste: Excellent combination if the aroma profile on the taste. Dark chocolate, hearty oatmeal flakes, bitter coffee, and a touch of hop bitterness in the finish.

Mouthfeel: Smooth and dry.

Overall: Very impressed with this compared to the others on the Long Shot sixer. This is a quality stout with all the right flavors.

Serving type: bottle

06-07-2014 01:06:55 | More by JuicesFlowing
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LiquidAmber

Washington

4.01/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured into a Fremont small snifter. Pours pitch black, opaque in the glass with a thin light brown head with decent retention and light lacing. Nice aroma of dark toasted malt, vanilla, hints of chocolate and lactose. Flavor is sweet dark toasted malt, chocolate, hints of vanilla and coffee. An interesting dark molasses flavor develops in the finish which is dominated by dark sweet malt and a hint of hop bitterness. Nice creamy body. A nicely balanced and flavorful stout. I don't know if oats were used in this, but the body and flavor are positively reminiscent of oatmeal stouts. Nicely done. I enjoy this series every year.

Serving type: bottle

06-06-2014 19:26:51 | More by LiquidAmber
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Kegatron

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

06-04-2014 22:40:51 | More by Kegatron
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GratefulEdd

Alabama

3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

06-02-2014 16:16:05 | More by GratefulEdd
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Longshot American Stout from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
85 out of 100 based on 74 ratings.