Samuel Adams Imperial Stout - Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
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Reviews by RppIII:
District of Columbia
3.68/5 rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Poured from a 12ounce bottle into a pint glass
Pours pitch black with a one and a half fingered chocolaty brown head. As the thick viscous liquid settles a few bubbles of carbonation escape from the carpeting of head that covers the beer below. The beer drains from the glass but like the rings on a tree stump it leaves slight markings reminding me of each heart-warming drink I have taken.
Very aromatic roasted barley, toffee and a hint of alcoholic phenols add to the essence of this beer.
The taste, very similar to the smell, is full of roasted barley, toffee, and alcohol warms. A hint of a floral hop flavour is present giving a faint bitterness to contrast the roasted dark malts, which return shortly to bid a fond fare well.
Carbonation is pronounced and the body is full with a creaminess to lend to the pleasing mouthfeel of this brew.
I enjoy what SA has done with this style of beer, it has a very roasted dark malt characteristic, a noticeable alcohol content, and most importantly warms and fills for the bitter cold winter weather.
Serving type: bottle
01-08-2010 02:24:18 | More by RppIII
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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.