Samuel Adams Imperial Stout - Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
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Reviews by beerman21:
3.95/5 rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
I am a bif fan of RIS and i hate to compare beers with others but it is hard to live up to Raspution RIS. Will see how this one goes.
Ok so far so good pours a deep expresso black with a cinnomon head which builds and disipates just as it appears.
Smell dark choclate and cheap folgers coffee. Earthy tones come through as well like wet soil. Nothing really pronouced.
Here goes the first sip.... Ok intial thought of this brew very thick and creamy mouthful is impressive. Choclate, coffee and yes what the box describes anise comes through as well. Very intresting.
alright I'll be back got to finish this brew-Ha...Alright Im back the beer all in all was pretty enjoyable. Thought it was a good american version of the RIS. Warming, filling and flavorful. Yet I've had better RIS in the paste. Recomended might buy it again but if i see Rasputin i'll grab that instead.
Serving type: bottle
05-08-2009 03:23:19 | More by beerman21
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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.