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

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BA SCORE
86
very good

1,404 Ratings
THE BROS
80
good

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Ratings: 1,404
Reviews: 794
rAvg: 3.8
pDev: 13.95%
Wants: 40
Gots: 59 | 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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Duhast500

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a tasting glass from the tap.

The color was a dark black, the head was a a light brown not too think or foamy.

The smell is of chocolate and a smooth coffee flavor in the background that was not too strong.

The taste is of dark chocolate, coffee, and some nice hints of roasted malts. Also has a nice mellow smoky flavor in the background as well.

A great Imperial stout that is not too hard on the pallet. A bit smooth and also packing a pit of a kick. This is a new brew in Samuel Adams new Imperial series,

Serving type: on-tap

01-18-2009 18:51:11 | More by Duhast500
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Samuel Adams Imperial Stout from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
86 out of 100 based on 1,404 ratings.