Samuel Adams Imperial Stout - Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
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4.22/5 rDev +11.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
Beautiful black and rich foamy head.
Smells of licorice and dark fruits (figs and cherries?) and dark caramel. Also some coffee and cocoa. The alcohol is very noticeable.
The flavor is well balanced and has many dimensions. Tastes like black licorice and star anise mainly. Some caramel comes is second and bitter chocolate and a dark malt linger on your palate. The alcohol is noticeable but not overpowering. The initial sweetness helps to offset the bitter bitter flavors. Perfect balance.
Mouthfeel is heavy and somewhat syrupy. Coats your palate and sticks around for a while.
It's another one of those brews that are really planned out. They had a specific flavor in mind and obviously went thorough a lot of testing to get it just right. I'll be buying a six pack of this anytime I come across it.
Serving type: bottle
10-24-2011 01:11:28 | More by CrystalShipMS3
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