Samuel Adams Imperial Stout - Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
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Reviews by mrasskicktastic:
3.2/5 rDev -15.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 2
A - Very dark brown with a large mocha head. Ample clump of lacing.
S - Gamey meats, slightly smoked oak, brown sugar, raisins, soy sauce and bourbon.
T - Initially, soy sauce, oak and bourbon. Hint of gamey meat. Aftertaste is faint - lingering soy sauce and mild campfire.
M - Smooth, thick, pretty refreshing.
D - For some reason I can't explain, I'm not a huge fan. It is really a case where the some of the parts is greater than the whole. It looks good, smells good, feels good, tastes okay (maybe that is it), but I just am not thrilled about it. It's not bad, but I doubt I'll buy it again.
Serving type: bottle
06-21-2012 03:55:20 | More by mrasskicktastic
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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.