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

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BA SCORE
86
very good

258 Ratings
THE BROS
77
okay

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Ratings: 258
Reviews: 127
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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3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

Sellen, Sep 04, 2014
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3.59/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12 oz bottle from 2012 poured into a Blind Tiger snifter. Best by notches on 08/12...whoops.

A: Pours a thick, mocha colored head. Inky black body with plenty of creamy lacing.

S: Lots of dry, roasted black malts that bring to mind dark chocolate, iced coffee, and soy sauce. Some cherry sweetness towards the end with a bit of oxidation. Kind of like a s'more.

T: Dry black malts, smoke, maraschino cherries and oxidized chocolate. A bit of a boozy finish.

Mf: Medium feel with a very velvety low carbonation. Some heat but not too much for the listed ABV. Sticky sweet and dry.

Overall: Has held up ok over two years but this was probably better fresh. As it is it's gotten a bit of that smokey, oxidized black malt flavor that might mellow out with a few years. Really nice mouthfeel.

CowsandBeer, Aug 09, 2014
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4/5  rDev +5.3%

Sammy, Jun 08, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

TheBeerDad, May 31, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

Latarnik, May 24, 2014
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4/5  rDev +5.3%

zestar, May 21, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

thatoneguymike, May 18, 2014
Photo of chefhatt
3.5/5  rDev -7.9%
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.

chefhatt, Apr 16, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

buzzy, Mar 07, 2014
Photo of brewdlyhooked13
4.51/5  rDev +18.7%
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.

brewdlyhooked13, Mar 05, 2014
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4/5  rDev +5.3%

nebula1999, Feb 22, 2014
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3.91/5  rDev +2.9%
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.

DrJay, Jan 03, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -14.5%

WVUbrew, Dec 08, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

MarkyMOD, Nov 06, 2013
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4/5  rDev +5.3%

OKCNittany, Oct 10, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

jaydoc, Sep 02, 2013
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4/5  rDev +5.3%

ranokmai, Aug 26, 2013
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3/5  rDev -21.1%

Smurf2055, Aug 03, 2013
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3.93/5  rDev +3.4%
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.

hosehead83, Jul 28, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

Jackal, Jul 26, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -14.5%

mwbrady12, Jul 17, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

pathman, Jul 16, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

derkfromwi, Jun 29, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

spikechiquet, Jun 07, 2013
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3/5  rDev -21.1%

Johnnyv310, May 30, 2013
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LongShot Five Crown Imperial Stout from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
86 out of 100 based on 258 ratings.