Samuel Adams Imperial Stout - Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
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4.22/5 rDev +11.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
Good ol' Sammy pours the infamous coal black into the Corsendonk tulip, thick marshmallow tan head floats gently on top, and leaves a sheet of lace on the way down. Nice way to start a sip of beer session.
Dark fruit of plum and raisin in the aroma, and I can detect some anise under the sheets. Thick and gooey quaff of burnt toast and deep roasted malt, only drawback is bit of woody resin in the finish. Has a kick of alcohol burn, even with the 12oz bottles, they could use a year of rest. Still, for $10 you get 2 bombers worth of high octane beer with a fine quality to them.
Serving type: bottle
12-27-2009 21:01:47 | More by Vancer
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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.