Samuel Adams Imperial Stout - Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
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Reviews by northaustin:
4.22/5 rDev +11.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
poured into a pint glass. pours a dark black with alot of thick brown head. the head disappears rather fast but leaves a ton of lacing.
smell: dark and very roasty, with hints of the coffee and chocolate. some alchohol is also present.
taste: very well balanced. a frothy mixture of coffee and chocolate with some sugars and alchohol present in a very pleasant way.
mouthfeel: frothy and bold. feels like the satisfaction of having drank a good hearty brew.
drinkability: in my opinion probably the easiest to drink of the sam adams imperial series. a good beer all around and a shining example of the imperial stout style.
Serving type: bottle
09-22-2009 19:02:33 | More by northaustin
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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.