Samuel Adams Imperial Stout - Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
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Reviews by DavidST:
4.13/5 rDev +8.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4
Poured from a 12oz bottle into a pint glass.
This pours somewhat thick, its pitch black (even held up to the light with a nice mocha head with good retention. The smell is of roasted malts, chocolate and coffee, the alcohol is also noticeable. The feel is very thick and chewy, one of the thicker beers I've had (off the top of my head only ten fifty is thicker). The taste is pretty good also, I get the dark roasted malts, a heavy coffee flavor and some sweetness, reminds me of a molasses type sweetness, there is also some alcohol burn. Overall this is a very good stout and one of the better (best?) beers from Sam Adams, although at $10 a 4 pack, Old Rasputin is cheaper and Green Flash Double Stout is the same price both of which I slightly prefer, so I'm not sure how often I'll buy this, but I'll occasionally pick it up, its a tasty stout.
Serving type: bottle
09-14-2011 15:44:12 | More by DavidST
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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
Samuel Adams Imperial Stout from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
86 out of 100 based on 1,413 ratings.