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LongShot Five Crown Imperial Stout - Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)

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LongShot Five Crown Imperial StoutLongShot Five Crown Imperial Stout

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BA SCORE
86
very good

256 Ratings
THE BROS
77
okay

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Ratings: 256
Reviews: 126
rAvg: 3.8
pDev: 10.53%
Wants: 2
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams) visit their website
Massachusetts, United States

Style | ABV
Russian Imperial Stout |  8.90% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: SawDog505 on 03-15-2012)
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Reviews by BDIMike:
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BDIMike

Ohio

4.13/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Pours a great looking brew. A jet-black color with a great dark tan, almost brown head. A medium-sized head has great retention and stays throughout the drink.
Smell has very nice maltiness to it. A good amount of toffee and good chocolate notes. A bit of smokiness as well, but balanced by a hoppy sweetness.
Taste has some very nice tastes to it. Great malt tastes of chocolate and a tad bit of smokiness. A tinge of hoppy sweetness really makes this a great sip.
Mouthfeel is as good as it gets. A medium thickness is as good as it gets. Silky smooth sip is one of the best mouthfeels I have ever had.
Drinkability is very nice on this beer. The slight hop tastes balance out the chocolate and heavy malt tastes. The mouthfeel is unbelievable, making every sip go down so smooth.

Serving type: bottle

04-15-2012 01:30:18 | More by BDIMike
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I poured this beer into a glass, it has black body with a small tanbb head. The aroma has a roasty, chocolate smell. The taste is of roasted, chocolate, malt. As it warms up i get some dark fruit notes also. The mouthfeel is good and overall a good ris.

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LongShot Five Crown Imperial Stout from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
86 out of 100 based on 256 ratings.