Samuel Adams Imperial Stout - Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
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Reviews by RichieS2:
4.75/5 rDev +25%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4
I picked this up with a friend while out shopping and at first I balked about spending $10 for a 4-pack. Was I ever wrong! This one from Sam Adams to be put simply is one of the best beers I have ever had, bar none.
Poured from a bottle into a standard pint glass it looks like a promising stout. It pours dark brown/black to the point of being opaque and has a head that dissipates fairly quickly.
This is where things got interesting, it smelled very sweet and creamy, like a rich dessert, now that got me very curious.
The richest beer I have ever tasted in my life! It was like drinking liquid chocolate with a little bit of cream added.
The taste was not the only winning characteristic, "stout" is a loose term, I have had some that while dark were as watery as any adjunct lager, not so with this one. It was far from watery and just shy of being like syrup. The 9.2% abv also added a pleasant warmth in the mouth and as it went down.
This is something that is meant to be savored to the last drop and bring joy to stout-lovers everywhere. Those used to lager will cringe but those with a fondness for the dark stuff will find this beer very easy and very enjoyable to go down. It is something that as your drinking the first you think you will want to enjoy this beer all night but then the high abv hits you and you realize you won't be able to enjoy the complexities so you wisely decide to give it a rest.
In conclusion this beer is of microbrew quality if not better and is well worth the price tag, enjoy today.
Serving type: bottle
08-09-2009 22:33:41 | More by RichieS2
More User Reviews:
4/5 rDev +5.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
A: Black with a brown head. Like motor oil.
M: Dark chocolate, roasted malt and dark roast coffee in the nose.
T: Dark bittersweet chocolate, dark roast coffee, roasted malt, a little dark fruit.
M: Full bodied, not smooth enough to my taste.
O: Typical of the style. If you like imperial stouts, I recommend it.
Serving type: bottle
02-07-2014 05:26:43 | More by BierJager89
Samuel Adams Imperial Stout from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
86 out of 100 based on 1,371 ratings.