Samuel Adams Imperial Stout - Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
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Reviews by Geegmasta:
4.58/5 rDev +20.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
Poured into a pint glass.
Appearance- Black as my soul...which is extremely black haha. But no light penetrates through. A thick, caramel colored head formed after the pour to be about 1.5'' strong. Head remained for multiple minutes while slowly seeping back into the beer leaving a nice coat/lacing.
Smell- A coffee-eque aroma with hints of roasted malt and chocolates. A caramel/sweet undertone is a constant as well.
Taste- Surprisingly, the first taste was a smooth chocolate that remains throughout and then a roasted malt and coffee aftertaste will linger. A very warm taste. The ABV of 9.2% is not felt.
Mouthfeel- Medium to full bodied that coats the entire mouth and tongue in a thin coat of love. Quickly dissolves into you with a nice, warming feeling. Again there is no sting from the high ABV but you feel the warming effects.
Overall- A very well done stout. I have no complaints here. High ABV, check. Chocolate and caramel flavoring, check. Roasted malt taste, check. No overwhelming coffee tones, check. Definitely recommend. Another well done brew in the Imperial Series by Sam Adams.
Serving type: bottle
12-07-2012 00:13:04 | More by Geegmasta
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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.