Samuel Adams Imperial Stout - Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
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Reviews by omnigrits:
4.18/5 rDev +10%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
I was planning on cellaring this bottle but temptation got the better of me. I'll just have to buy another one and lay it down.
Pours opaque black - holding it up to the window reveals no light coming through at all. A thinnish dark tan head quickly fades to a film of bubbles that remains throughout and leaves good lace.
A powerful and rich aroma comes from the beer. Plenty of sweet roasted malt in the nose, along with maybe a little aniseed and a hint of the alcoholic content. Cherries are added to the mix once the beer gets into the mouth - not displeasing at all, although there's a sweetness to this stout which isn't much to my taste. It's still a very good beer all the same.
This is the kind of beer I prefer to round the night off with rather than drink all evening, although I have an urge to try a glass of this with a full English breakfast in the morning. I'm pretty sure I'll be spending an hour two flaked out on the sofa afterwards.
Serving type: bottle
04-27-2009 23:29:13 | More by omnigrits
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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.