Samuel Adams Imperial Stout - Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
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3.96/5 rDev +4.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
12 oz bottle poured into a snifter at cellar temperature.
L – Black color with a nice 3-finger, frothy, foamy, tan head. Awesome retention and fantastic sheets of lacing.
S – Mostly sweet aromas with chocolate, caramel, and brown sugar. The aroma doesn’t have much in the way of roasted malt but it is very pleasant.
T – It starts off sweet with chocolate, caramel, and molasses and eventually progresses to a smooth and mild bitter roasted coffee taste. After the bitterness fades, there may be some sweet dark fruits and licorice that creep in. It’s not as complex as some of the best beers of the style, but it’s definitely tasty.
F – Medium-to-full-bodied with nice carbonation, a sticky and mouth-coating feel, and a bittersweet and slightly dry finish. Bittersweet coffee, chocolate, and molasses flavors linger.
O – This is a nice RIS. As I said before, it’s not as complex as some of the best beers of the style, but it’s a great basic example of the style – just like most Samuel Adams beers. It’s very tasty and drinkable, and the ABV is hidden very well. While there are other Russian imperial stouts that I’d rather have, I would certainly never say no to this one. Nice beer from Sam.
Serving type: bottle
04-24-2013 23:44:42 | More by BlackBelt5112203
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4/5 rDev +5.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
A: Black with a brown head. Like motor oil.
M: Dark chocolate, roasted malt and dark roast coffee in the nose.
T: Dark bittersweet chocolate, dark roast coffee, roasted malt, a little dark fruit.
M: Full bodied, not smooth enough to my taste.
O: Typical of the style. If you like imperial stouts, I recommend it.
Serving type: bottle
02-07-2014 05:26:43 | More by BierJager89
Samuel Adams Imperial Stout from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
86 out of 100 based on 1,371 ratings.