Samuel Adams Imperial Stout - Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
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Reviews by SolipsismalCat:
4.03/5 rDev +6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Poured into a snifter.
A: Black with one-finger, brownish tan, creamy head that lasted a few minutes. Fantastic lacing.
S: Dark roasted coffee and chocolate. Dark fruit. Slight charred aroma.
T: Moderate sweetness and moderate bitterness. Very nice roasted flavor. Dark coffee and chocolate. Slightly nutty. Great finish.
M: Medium bodied with lively carbonation. Clean and smooth but not too creamy. Pretty warm though.
O: I actually like this better than the Brooklyn Black Chocolate Stout and Big Eddy Russian Imperial Stout I reviewed yesterday. Great sticky lacing, rich roasted smell, and a flavor to match without the off-putting taste of alcohol. I only wish this was a bit more creamy. Overall, a solid Russian Imperial Stout.
Serving type: bottle
01-05-2012 04:36:32 | More by SolipsismalCat
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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.