Samuel Adams Imperial Stout - Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
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Reviews by sonicdescent:
3.38/5 rDev -11.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2
Let me preface this by saying I have never before this one had a drink completely ruined by carbonation. Reading over some other reviews, there is a chance this was a bad bottle and I will give it another shot.
Appears with a healthy froth of mocha head over a completely black liquid, very nice.
Scent is light chocolate malt but heavy earthy scents.
Taste is good, but I have a hard time sensing it over the massive amounts of bubble. I prefer my stouts to be near flat, but this isn't even a preference issue, it actually burns because of the amount of carbonation.
Mouth as stated before overshadows everything as this beer is a carbonation bomb. Overall drinkability suffers because of this. Will be re-reviewed if in the event this isn't a problem again.
Serving type: bottle
05-19-2009 00:03:30 | More by sonicdescent
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4.25/5 rDev +11.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25
2011 Vintage, poured into a pint glass
A- pours opaque pitch black color with a small creamy dark tan head that eventually reduces to a small layer floating on top, short lasting lace
S- deep, dark chocolate aroma that smells like a fresh fudge brownie, notes or carob & prune with some coffee on the finish
T- dark roasted chocolate up front gives way to a blast of dark fruit with notes of fig, raisin, and even some dark cherry juice, mid-palate continues sweet with brownie flavors and eventually gives a finish of caramel, butterscotch and day old coffee
M- medium-heavy body with moderate carbonation leads to a super creamy mouthfeel and a silky smooth finish, alcohol is hidden very well
O- this bottle was nearly three years old, and it is drinking wonderful. Alcohol is barely detectable and the chocolate and dark fruits have taken over, making it a sweet sipper. If you take the Sam Adams label off of this beer, I guarantee it would be rated higher
Serving type: bottle
05-24-2014 00:49:46 | More by Treyliff
Samuel Adams Imperial Stout from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
86 out of 100 based on 1,405 ratings.