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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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very good

24 Reviews
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Reviews: 24
Hads: 107
Avg: 3.82
pDev: 24.35%
Wants: 2
Gots: 6 | 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:
Beer added by: DLSheidy on 04-16-2014

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.
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Reviews by ChainGangGuy:
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4/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Part of the 2013 Samuel Adams LongShot 6-Pack - $9.99 at Total Wine & More in Kennesaw, Georgia.

Appearance: Pours a very dark brown, near black body with a medium-sized, mocha-toned head.

Smell: This LongShot winner presents chocolate and roast (very slightly charred) with minor supporting toasted bread and caramel notes. Some fruitiness of the citrusy American hops and a few, stray dark fruit esters.

Taste: The sweet, smooth taste of roasted barley, some underlying toast and caramel elements. Has a thin smokey, charred hint. Slight dark fruit. Citrus and just a little bit of pine showing from the hops. Medium bitterness. Still some remaining sweetness for the roasty finish with some smooth creaminess.

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Medium carbonation.

Overall: A solid, satisfying stout.

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Photo of tbryan5
4/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of SmellsofMahagony
4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

Photo of Franziskaner
3.66/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Jet black in color with an inch thick tightly packed khaki colored head. Impenetrable to light. Good head retention. Aroma of dark roasted barley,coffee, and chocolate. Bitter taste of dark roasted barley blends well with pine like hops. There's a bit of sweetness that comes out in that is similar to a mocha type of taste that comes out in the back of the palate. The mouth is creamy and slightly oily.

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Photo of WVbeergeek
3.25/5  rDev -14.9%
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.

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3.25/5  rDev -14.9%

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4/5  rDev +4.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of cosgrovekatie
3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

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4/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of prototypic
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of beerFool28607
4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

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2.5/5  rDev -34.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

Photo of Treyliff
3.86/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

12oz bottle, poured into snifter

A- pours pitch black in color with a small creamy khaki-colred head that reduces to a f ilm floating on top, leaving some lacing behind

S- smoky and roasted malt aroma with notes of hickory, charcoal & roasted walnut. Assertive coffee aroma gives some fruit berry-like notes. It closes out with some hoppy notes of citrus rind, pine needle and fresh cut grass

T- creamy roasted chocolate malt gives flavors of cocoa, coffee, campfire ash and toasted bread crust. Mid palate- becomes immediately dry, as citrus hop notes provide a tart bite, followed by piney hops. Fruity finish with more smoky malt on a dry linger

M- medium body with medium-low carbonation leads to a creamy-chewy mouthfeel and a silky smooth finish, high drinkability

O- assertive hop notes give this a bit of a twist from your standard stout. Overall quite enjoyable

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Photo of TrojanRB
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of jsh420
3.25/5  rDev -14.9%

Photo of KevinGordon
3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

Photo of nebula1999
4/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of jaydoc
4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

Photo of enelson
4/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of LiquidAmber
4.01/5  rDev +5%
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.

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Longshot American Stout from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
85 out of 100 based on 24 ratings.