Samuel Adams Imperial Stout - Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
Ratings: 1,405 | Reviews: 794 | Display Reviews Only:
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
More User Reviews:
4.25/5 rDev +11.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25
2011 Vintage, poured into a pint glass
A- pours opaque pitch black color with a small creamy dark tan head that eventually reduces to a small layer floating on top, short lasting lace
S- deep, dark chocolate aroma that smells like a fresh fudge brownie, notes or carob & prune with some coffee on the finish
T- dark roasted chocolate up front gives way to a blast of dark fruit with notes of fig, raisin, and even some dark cherry juice, mid-palate continues sweet with brownie flavors and eventually gives a finish of caramel, butterscotch and day old coffee
M- medium-heavy body with moderate carbonation leads to a super creamy mouthfeel and a silky smooth finish, alcohol is hidden very well
O- this bottle was nearly three years old, and it is drinking wonderful. Alcohol is barely detectable and the chocolate and dark fruits have taken over, making it a sweet sipper. If you take the Sam Adams label off of this beer, I guarantee it would be rated higher
Serving type: bottle
05-24-2014 00:49:46 | More by Treyliff
Samuel Adams Imperial Stout from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
86 out of 100 based on 1,405 ratings.