Samuel Adams Imperial Stout - Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
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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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