Samuel Adams Imperial Stout - Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
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3.63/5 rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
12 oz. bottle; tulip glass
Pours in thick and black with a 1 finger head. The head was an oily tan color, a little frothy. It left a slight head throughout.
Has a decent aroma with chocolate tones, malt and some licorice.
The flavor is definitely rich, perhaps too strong. Most pronounced was dark chocolate and coffee. There was some bitterness. I can only describe some after taste as being metallic. The alcohol is rather noticeable as well.
It was a little syrupy with sufficient carbonation. I could not drink more than one of these at a time.
Overall, not bad. I definitely had better RIS.
Serving type: bottle
03-24-2009 01:16:51 | More by PSUBeerman
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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.