Samuel Adams Imperial Stout - Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
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4.25/5 rDev +11.8%
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
05-24-2014 00:49:46 | More by Treyliff
3.26/5 rDev -14.2%
Poured Imperial Stout from Samuel Adams into a snifter.
A - Pours a pitch black with one finger of mocha head.
S - The aroma is very light roasted malts, some sweet chocolate.
T - A little acidity on first taste, followed by roasted malts. Light chocolates mid palate with more acidity. On the aftertaste getting slight coffee notes and more roasted malts.
M - Medium mouthfeel, with medium carbonation. A little thin for a RIS.
O - Well, this is a ok RIS. Just too many good ones out there to choose from. Cheers.
05-11-2014 00:39:27 | More by fitrock2112
Samuel Adams Imperial Stout from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
86 out of 100 based on 1,419 ratings.