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Samuel Adams Imperial Stout - Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)

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BA SCORE
86
very good

1,413 Ratings
THE BROS
80
good

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Ratings: 1,413
Reviews: 795
rAvg: 3.8
pDev: 13.95%
Wants: 41
Gots: 61 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams) visit their website
Massachusetts, United States

Style | ABV
Russian Imperial Stout |  9.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Imperial in stature and bigger than your average stout. This colossal stout was inspired by those created by 18th century English brewers for the Russian Imperial Court of Catherine II. The special malts in this intense and massive brew delivers rich flavors of dark chocolate, coffee, and anise.

(Beer added by: Duhast500 on 01-18-2009)
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Brettster

Indiana

3.93/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Sam's Imperial Stout poured a pitch black with a thick carmel colored head. It presented a nice faint coffee and chocolate. Just a little alcohol nose, but not too much like some Imperials. It had a smooth feel and very balanced taste. Not too strong but not weak. A very good Imperial Stout. So far Sam Adams Imperial series ahs not dissapointed.

Serving type: bottle

12-25-2009 23:33:49 | More by Brettster
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TruePerception

California

3.84/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Samuel Adams' Imperial Stout. 9.2% ABV.

A: Just over a finger of chocolate milk brown head. Lacing forms almost immediately, thin, yet able to form multiple rings. Beer is black, with extremely dark brown in the dimple, and just the thinnest dark golden brown line at the very bottom.

S: Dry, bittersweet, powdery cocoa up front, with a bit of light coffee/dark toffee in the back. Just a faint bit of char and licorice. Fairly sweet aroma. Slight grassy note.

T/MF: Decent smoothness of texture. Grassy coffee dominates. Fairly crisp for a darker beer. A flare up of very dark toffee on the back end. I'm not getting any chocolate notes on the palate. A bit of char. Overall, though it has darker flavors, they are nice and light. A good beer for people newer to stouts, but still wanting a stronger beer. Not overly impressive, though.

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle, into a Belgian tulip glass.

Serving type: bottle

07-30-2014 05:40:24 | More by TruePerception
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Samuel Adams Imperial Stout from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
86 out of 100 based on 1,413 ratings.