Samuel Adams Imperial Stout - Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
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Reviews by wolfinthemirror:
4.4/5 rDev +15.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5
Pours a motor oil black color into my snifter, no light can be seen through the brew whatsoever. A nice half an inch worth of mocha colored head results from the pour, leaves clear legs on the sides of the glass.
Very bold smell. Even with my nose a ways away from the glass, i can smell a ton of chocolate malts mixed with a little bit of booze. getting into it, i am able to also pick out some espresso kind of scents, or like a freshly brewed pot of coffee.
As soon as the beer hits my tongue, a big thick malt profile washes over it. Heavy on dark chocolate, backed by a bit of bitterness that mellows out and leaves a dark roasted coffee flavor lingering on my palate. Very good taste.
Full bodied, good carbonation that i would say is typical for the style. Not as chewy or viscous as I hoped for, but it definitely still coats the mouth, just not as much as I would like.
Going into this beer, I didn't expect to be as impressed with it as I am. Really solid taste, and overall just a great Russian Imperial Stout. The high ABV and richness would prevent me from drinking too many, but as far as the taste and body is concerned, this is a fine drinking stout. I'd definitely recommend trying this.
Serving type: bottle
01-11-2011 00:00:00 | More by wolfinthemirror
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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 1,404 ratings.