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

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BA SCORE
86
very good

1,419 Ratings
THE BROS
80
good

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Ratings: 1,419
Reviews: 795
rAvg: 3.8
pDev: 13.95%
Wants: 45
Gots: 65 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams) visit their website
Massachusetts, United States

Style | ABV
Russian Imperial Stout |  9.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Imperial in stature and bigger than your average stout. This colossal stout was inspired by those created by 18th century English brewers for the Russian Imperial Court of Catherine II. The special malts in this intense and massive brew delivers rich flavors of dark chocolate, coffee, and anise.

(Beer added by: Duhast500 on 01-18-2009)
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TJMoney

Arkansas

3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

06-26-2014 02:08:58 | More by TJMoney
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JJChrist

Maine

3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

06-21-2014 19:51:30 | More by JJChrist
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wvbrewcrew

West Virginia

4/5  rDev +5.3%

06-21-2014 00:50:08 | More by wvbrewcrew
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BamfBacon

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

06-14-2014 21:58:04 | More by BamfBacon
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ChaseBacon

New York

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

06-14-2014 21:57:55 | More by ChaseBacon
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Dougwillhike

New Jersey

5/5  rDev +31.6%

06-12-2014 17:00:17 | More by Dougwillhike
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Dustin_A_Stoutdrinker

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

06-08-2014 01:55:54 | More by Dustin_A_Stoutdrinker
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Latarnik

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

06-01-2014 16:19:26 | More by Latarnik
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TheFlea1

Mississippi

3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

06-01-2014 02:02:18 | More by TheFlea1
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Std73

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

05-28-2014 14:41:22 | More by Std73
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PappyVans

Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

05-28-2014 05:56:59 | More by PappyVans
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hermit990

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

05-28-2014 03:09:41 | More by hermit990
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Treyliff

West Virginia

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
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jkermitj

Mississippi

4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

05-22-2014 23:35:25 | More by jkermitj
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zestar

California

3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

05-20-2014 08:56:49 | More by zestar
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fitrock2112

Ohio

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
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nrweigand43

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +18.4%

05-08-2014 12:49:26 | More by nrweigand43
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MikeWard

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

05-05-2014 22:32:58 | More by MikeWard
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ELECTRONICAnonymous

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +5.3%

05-04-2014 23:33:54 | More by ELECTRONICAnonymous
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WOSean

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

05-03-2014 14:57:54 | More by WOSean
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JimmyAloysius

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +5.3%

05-02-2014 02:56:28 | More by JimmyAloysius
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Durandal_777

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

05-01-2014 17:31:14 | More by Durandal_777
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NYR_Rob

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +5.3%

04-26-2014 00:10:30 | More by NYR_Rob
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atrocity

Virginia

4/5  rDev +5.3%

04-25-2014 15:49:34 | More by atrocity
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Jose9e

Netherlands

4/5  rDev +5.3%

04-23-2014 01:59:54 | More by Jose9e
Samuel Adams Imperial Stout from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
86 out of 100 based on 1,419 ratings.