Samuel Adams Imperial Stout - Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
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Reviews by erz316:
4.18/5 rDev +10%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
bottle into sam smith pint glass.
A - the beer looks great! huge dark tan head; pitch black body with only the smallest bit of colour getting through. this brew looks fanstastic! the head lasts a short lifeitme, and the lacing is so incredibly sticky that the whole glass becomes covered in this brown curtain
S - malty and chocolaty, with a bit of yeast. maybe the yeast is toffee, but either way its still a good nose.
T - the taste is good. its like a cheaper and less "boom right in your face" rasputin, also with out all that great coffee and russian flavour. to hell with it, i just want to drink the beer.
MF&D - great! a cheap beer with a thick feel, and a great texture (feels almost like a un oily crude oil). I really think this guy has a great deal done right, and I wish all the mediocre breweries could get up to snuff on how to make a robitussin like beer, well, at least for this style
Serving type: bottle
10-10-2009 04:43:34 | More by erz316
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3.84/5 rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
Samuel Adams' Imperial Stout. 9.2% ABV.
A: Just over a finger of chocolate milk brown head. Lacing forms almost immediately, thin, yet able to form multiple rings. Beer is black, with extremely dark brown in the dimple, and just the thinnest dark golden brown line at the very bottom.
S: Dry, bittersweet, powdery cocoa up front, with a bit of light coffee/dark toffee in the back. Just a faint bit of char and licorice. Fairly sweet aroma. Slight grassy note.
T/MF: Decent smoothness of texture. Grassy coffee dominates. Fairly crisp for a darker beer. A flare up of very dark toffee on the back end. I'm not getting any chocolate notes on the palate. A bit of char. Overall, though it has darker flavors, they are nice and light. A good beer for people newer to stouts, but still wanting a stronger beer. Not overly impressive, though.
Poured from a 12 oz. bottle, into a Belgian tulip glass.
Serving type: bottle
07-30-2014 05:40:24 | More by TruePerception
Samuel Adams Imperial Stout from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
86 out of 100 based on 1,413 ratings.