Samuel Adams Imperial Stout - Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
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Reviews by GJ40:
3.4/5 rDev -10.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Sampled from a 12oz bottle purchased at Nikki's in N Providence, RI. No best by date.
A - Black with a tinge of light coming through. Very little head.
S - Roasted malts with coffee and chocolate notes. There also seems to be a hint of medicine or band aids that spoils the aroma.
T - Molasses and roasted malt but not particularly sweet. A nice roasted malt bitterness. The flavor definitely improves as the beer warms.
M - Moderate carbonation with very fine bubbles. A bit thick in the start but then seems to evaporate in your mouth leaving you a bit empty.
D - Like most Sam Adams beers (in my opinion) this is not bad but not outstanding. I'd drink it if there were no better options but this isn't one I'd seek out.
Serving type: bottle
03-19-2009 11:17:39 | More by GJ40
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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.