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

LongShot Five Crown Imperial StoutLongShot Five Crown Imperial Stout

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BA SCORE
85
very good

251 Ratings
THE BROS
77
okay

(view ratings)
Ratings: 251
Reviews: 126
rAvg: 3.79
pDev: 10.55%


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 FickleBeast:
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FickleBeast

New Jersey

4.08/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle poured into a Delerium Tremens snifter.

Pours pitch black with a full finger of mocha foam. Aroma is very malty sweet, with toffee, cocoa, and licorice in the nose.

First sip is quite malty, nice creamy mouthfeel, with a substantial bitter finish. Quite a bit of roasted and chocolate flavors as well. Excellent lacing as the beer recedes.

Overall, a very respectable RIS. Nice balance of chewy and dryness, nice hop kick at the end, and no harsh lingering flavors. I'd buy a 6 pack of this.

Serving type: bottle

06-02-2012 00:56:40 | More by FickleBeast
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chefhatt

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

2013 longshots,
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.

Serving type: bottle

04-16-2014 01:58:19 | More by chefhatt
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buzzy

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

03-07-2014 00:59:35 | More by buzzy
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brewdlyhooked13

Ohio

4.51/5  rDev +19%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance - impressive pour, inky and oily. A fat finger of dark mocha foam sets up and hangs around a while, hanging some thick lace on the glass. Melts back a little fast but still holding on a solid cover.

Aroma - darkly roasted malt, bittersweet chocolate. maybe not as layered as some others but an excellent presentation of the primary I.S. elements.

Taste - big and roasty, dark and delicious. Notes of currant, fig, espresso, black cherry skins. The abv is melded without coming across hot or intrusive.Finishes with dry, gritty cocoa powder and drying sweetness.

Mouthfeel - not as heavy as some, but enough heft to hold its own. Carbonation is lively but a little overwhelmed by the smooth body.

Overall - one of the best Longshots yet. One more bottle, at least a year or two until that one pops.

Serving type: bottle

03-05-2014 03:38:18 | More by brewdlyhooked13
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nebula1999

Connecticut

4/5  rDev +5.5%

02-22-2014 00:17:52 | More by nebula1999
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DrJay

Massachusetts

3.91/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Black. One of the darkest heads I've ever seen on a beer. Excellent retention with thick foam clinging to the glass. Aromas of sweet milk chocolate and roast, caramel and bittersweet chocolate, faint alcohol and light hops. Moderate citrusy bitterness, sort of sweet with chocolate and caramel, licorice and roast, lingering bittersweet character. Full to heavy in body, kind of thick, lowish carbonation, creamy and a bit warm with mild astringency. Pretty good overall. There were a lot of nice flavours here, but left the impression that there could have been more depth.

Serving type: bottle

01-03-2014 00:00:00 | More by DrJay
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WVUbrew

West Virginia

3.25/5  rDev -14.2%

12-08-2013 15:51:44 | More by WVUbrew
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Colorado

3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

11-06-2013 04:01:20 | More by MarkyMOD
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OKCNittany

Oklahoma

4/5  rDev +5.5%

10-10-2013 04:11:35 | More by OKCNittany
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jaydoc

Kansas

3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

09-02-2013 01:59:03 | More by jaydoc
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ranokmai

Michigan

4/5  rDev +5.5%

08-26-2013 02:26:24 | More by ranokmai
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Smurf2055

Washington

3/5  rDev -20.8%

08-03-2013 05:53:33 | More by Smurf2055
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hosehead83

Ohio

3.93/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Vintage 2012 bottle. Poured into a balloon glass.
Inky black color, with a big head of chocolate milkshake foam.
Aroma-Coffee, dark chocolate
Taste-Roasty, dark malt, rich chocolate notes. Very smooth for 8.9ABV. Complex. Very enjoyable, and a fine effort. A nice match for BBQ or as a dessert brew.

Serving type: bottle

07-28-2013 17:12:19 | More by hosehead83
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Jackal

West Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

07-26-2013 04:32:42 | More by Jackal
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North Carolina

3.25/5  rDev -14.2%

07-17-2013 00:42:10 | More by mwbrady12
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pathman

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

07-16-2013 01:03:48 | More by pathman
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derkfromwi

Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

06-29-2013 15:41:15 | More by derkfromwi
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spikechiquet

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

06-07-2013 00:38:36 | More by spikechiquet
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Johnnyv310

New York

3/5  rDev -20.8%

05-30-2013 05:12:31 | More by Johnnyv310
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Stinkypuss

Pennsylvania

4.04/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

LOOK: Pours a midnight black with a tan silky froth that leaves plenty of lace on the snifter. No sediment, this bottle has been fridge aged for over a year now. Appears like an imperial stout.

SMELL: Big and roasty, with a woodsy aroma that is intriguing and expressive.

TASTE: Smooth and surprisingly mild flavors of roast, oats, coffee and some fruity notes. Has some earthy, dirty flavor to it as well as alluding to suggestions of wood, though I don't believe this is an oak aged brew. As it warms notes of chocolate dial in.

FEEL: Full bodied, very smooth, velvety feel.

OVERALL: A good American Double Stout, pleasing to sip on, and gets better as it warms slightly. This makes for a nice sipper on a rainy spring evening.

Serving type: bottle

05-12-2013 00:00:37 | More by Stinkypuss
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rhoadsrage

Illinois

4.1/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

(Served in a snifter)
A- The inky jet black body supports a cocoa tan head of cream that takes on an espresso crema being thick and lasting.

S- The earthy slightly fruity dark chocolate malt aroma has some leather notes mixed in and gives is a good depth.

T- The big roasted coco notes has a natural tootsie roll malt flavor with a prune hint in the finish. There are some dark mellow roasted malt flavors that linger just a moment without any bitterness.

M- The medium mouthfeel has a spicy little carbonation but no real alcohol heat.

O- This beer has a well-blended depth of dark malt and some good yeast character making it a very nice beer to sip several in a row.

Serving type: bottle

04-30-2013 16:48:06 | More by rhoadsrage
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Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

04-26-2013 23:42:54 | More by warnerry
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neenerzig

Ohio

4.31/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

I've had 2 bottles of this sitting in my beer cellar for almost a year now, as I got 2 bottles as part of the 6 pack of last year's Longshot series that I picked up. So I figured it was time to crack one open. A 12 oz. bottle poured into my snifter, this beer pours a very dark brown color with a mocha brown creamy looking head that is about an inch thick when poured. Head settles to a nice surface coating of foam that sits on the surface of the beer along with a nice medium to thick size ring lining the inside of the glass. Excellent lacing here too! Aromas of cocoa nibs, roasted nuttyness, a hint of coffee, and bits of dark fruity esters. Has a nice sweetness of cocoa nibs upfront that gives way to some roasted nuttyness and coffee, hints of vanilla, bits of dark fruityness, and is all rounded out with a slight touch of hop bitterness. Excellent mix of different flavors and a good balance of the different flavors. Has a creamy, smooth, frothy, velvety medium to full bodied mouthfeel with moderate carbonation. An excellent beer! One of the best from the Longshot series I have had so far!

Eric

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Kelp

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3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

04-23-2013 06:20:50 | More by Kelp
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Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

04-14-2013 01:22:53 | More by randylangford
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LongShot Five Crown Imperial Stout from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
85 out of 100 based on 251 ratings.