Samuel Adams Imperial Stout - Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
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Reviews by NefariousR:
3.88/5 rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Poured from a 12oz. glass bottle into a pint glass. There doesn't seem to be any sort of vintage / date marking, but it does explicitly say that this is recommended for aging.
A - Very dark brown, with just a touch of light coming through the edges. Incredibly creamy dark tan head.
S - Sweet, lots of malt with notes of chocolate and licorice.
T - Dark chocolate, and lots of it. So much, in fact, that the typical RIS roast flavors are pushed to the background.
M - A bit thin and very creamy with only a little carbonation. This actually feels a bit more like an Irish Dry Stout than your typical RIS.
D - Nice, not exactly my favorite, but drinkable and full of flavor. It's a bit too sweet for me, but it's a fairly unique take on the RIS.
Serving type: bottle
06-18-2010 05:02:52 | More by NefariousR
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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 1,404 ratings.