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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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256 Ratings

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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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Photo of BucannonXC5


3.88/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Picked up a Longshot 6-Pack from BevMo in Mission Valley, San Diego, Calif. Poured from a bottle into a pint glass. About two fingers of head. Color was black with lots of brown in there. Caramel tan lacing. Minimal retention.

Smelled a nice mix of caramel, toffee, dark chocolate, light coffee beans and alcohol. The alcohol reminded me of a mud slide (vodka and ice cream I think). All blended together nicely.

Got a bit different taste than the smell. Got a huge taste of alcohol (still that mud slide) first. Then got hit with dark chocolate, coffee, toffee and caramel.

Full body. Creamy thick texture. Average carbonation. Long, smooth finish. Consistent and drinkable throughout the pour.

Just a pretty good beer. Smooth and the aftertaste was to die for. Give it a try.

Serving type: bottle

06-26-2012 05:44:49 | More by BucannonXC5
Photo of TheSixthRing


3.53/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance - Pours a deep, near black chocolate with a finger width mocha head. Retention is average, and the resulting lace is thin but sticky.

Smell - Typical RIS aromas; deep roasted malts, raisin and some heat from the alcohol.

Taste - Starts with some bitter chocolate and dark roasted coffee, then sweet raisin and a bit of alcohol burn comes into play, finishing sweet and with heat.

Mouthfeel - Medium body. Moderate amount of carbonation. A touch creamy.

Overall - This Imperial starts out promising, but warms quickly and too much alcohol shines through. Not as deep and complex as one might expect from this style, but a commendable effort and decent representation of the style nonetheless.

Serving type: bottle

06-26-2012 03:57:51 | More by TheSixthRing
Photo of Jason


3.38/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12oz brown bottle with a freshness date.

LOOK: Massive brown head and barely dissipates. Liquid is as black is black can be.

SMELL: Molasses bread, chicory, cacao nibs, black currants, mild charcoal, burnt marshmallow, alcohol

TASTE: Creamy, smooth, full-ish body, warming, char, burnt toast, dark chocolate, currants, mild hopping, burnt semi-sweet finish

I was hoping for a bit more depth here, hits all the bells and whistles for the style but lands a bit flat from sip to sip.

Serving type: bottle

06-26-2012 02:55:10 | More by Jason
Photo of corzocl


4.75/5  rDev +25%

06-25-2012 14:53:17 | More by corzocl
Photo of hiphopj5


3/5  rDev -21.1%

06-21-2012 15:38:19 | More by hiphopj5
Photo of Lantern

2.75/5  rDev -27.6%

06-21-2012 01:22:25 | More by Lantern
Photo of DruC4


4/5  rDev +5.3%

06-18-2012 21:20:39 | More by DruC4
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New York

3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

06-18-2012 14:06:47 | More by jk3
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West Virginia

3.63/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours pitch black in the body with a large bubbled mocha tan head forming thick, fine even lacing. Aroma has dark fruit, roasted malt forward quality going on, a bit of soy sauce in the distance but not bad...this is a traditional RIS. Warming alcohol booze soaked fruit mix well, dark chocolate syrup around the sides, super sweet and rich RIS. Mouthfeel is a bit cloying the alcohol warmth, and big chewy body are a lot to handle and some things fail to mix as well as I would hope. After a couple sips it starts to weigh heavy on the palate, slow carbonation just a bit cloying. Some excellent flavor overall, just a bit rough around the edges to land up there with my favorite imperial stouts, will try more of these Longshot offerings this just wasn't my favorite for the style.

Serving type: bottle

06-17-2012 16:36:27 | More by WVbeergeek
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3/5  rDev -21.1%

06-16-2012 11:32:33 | More by StoicBeast
Photo of Tone


3.9/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a black color. 1/4 inch head of a tan color. Slight retention and slight lacing. Smells of alcohol, roasted malt, sweet malt, slight hop, and a hint of chocolate. Fits the style of a Russian Imperial Stout. Mouth feel is smooth and clean, with an average carbonation level. There is a hint of sourness, as well. Tastes of roasted malt, alcohol, slight sweet malt, hint of hop, and a hint of chocolate. Overall, average in appearance, but good aroma, blend, and body.

Serving type: bottle

06-15-2012 14:20:00 | More by Tone
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4/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Pours a very dark brown-black with a finger of frothy chocolate head. The head fades down fairly slowly leaving behind some lace.

S - Aroma is a mix of roasted chocolate malts with some dark fruit, licorice, with a hint of booze.

T - Starts off with a mix of roasted dark and milk chocolate malts with some light plum and other dark fruit sweetness. Through the middle, some more bitter cocoa comes through with some black licorice. The finish is a mix of dark chocolate with some dark fruit sweetness and a bit of booze.

M - Medium-full bodied with moderate carbonation. Feels smooth and a bit syrupy with a sweet and warming finish.

D - Very drinkable. Nice Imperial Stout. Could have used a touch stronger flavor and body, but the balance is very nice.

Serving type: bottle

06-12-2012 06:03:02 | More by ngeunit1
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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

06-12-2012 01:10:13 | More by rab53
Photo of sinstaineddemon


3.93/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A - dark as a stout with a half finger with a caramel-mocha smooth head

S - roasted malts, some dark chocolate notes, followed up by some rich anise aromas

T - the anise/licorice flavors are amplified, the cocoa elements don't diminish and the two play off each other nicely. the hop profile is little more than a balancing note, but a bit of the alpah acid burn hits the back of the throat at the end

M&D - the bottle says this beer has a "velvety smoothness", and they're not wrong. rich and warming, great flavors and smooth going. a deserving winner

Serving type: bottle

06-11-2012 01:44:41 | More by sinstaineddemon
Photo of Onenote81

North Carolina

3.9/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

12oz bottle poured into a pint glass. Super thick pour as this slowly glugs out of the bottle. A thin dark mocha head on top. Sip rings left behind. The nose is rather tame with slight charred roasty aromas, but not much else pulls through. Wonderfully coating mouth as this just wraps up the entire palate with a smooth creamy feel. Semi sweet chocolate, cold coffee, roasted malts make up the flavor profile. Good beer. I like this better than the SA Impy Stout.

Serving type: bottle

06-08-2012 12:40:25 | More by Onenote81
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3.9/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Poured out a thick, viscous, jet black color with a small, light brown head of bubbly, foam.

S - It smelled of chocolate and some roasty notes.

T - Good roasted malt flavor with some dark chocolate and burnt molasses. A goo deal of sweetness with a touch of bitter bite for some balance.

M - It was smooth and full bodied. There was a slight alcohol warmth, too.

O - This is a pretty nice Imperial Stout. It has a great look and taste.

Serving type: bottle

06-07-2012 17:20:44 | More by zeff80
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New York

3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

06-06-2012 15:03:16 | More by cowboy83
Photo of UCLABrewN84


4.08/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Best before 8/2012.

Pours an absolutely pitch black with a 2 inch foamy super dark khaki head that settles to a small cap on top of the beer. Thick foamy rings of lace line the glass on the entire drink down. Definitely one of the best looking stouts I have seen in a long while. Smell is of dark roasted malt, chocolate chip cookie dough, and cocoa powder. Taste is of dark roasted malt, cocoa powder, coffee beans, and some slightly sour dark fruit flavors. There is a mild roasty bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp but somewhat thin mouthfeel. Overall, this is a good stout with an incredible look and great smell. Unfortunately, the taste and mouthfeel just don't quite add up to what I was hoping for.

Serving type: bottle

06-06-2012 03:03:13 | More by UCLABrewN84
Photo of shand


4/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a snifter.

This beer pours black with a finger of brown foam that retains well. The aroma is a little weak, but presents a very pleasant roastiness, with a touch of dark fruits. The taste is smooth at first, then yields to dark fruits and dark chocolate. Coffee comes through more on the finish, along with a touch of vanilla. The mouthfeel is smooth and lightly carbonated, and the drinkability is very good. Overall, this is a solid imperial stout that excels at it's easy drinking attributes while still being full-flavored.

Serving type: bottle

06-04-2012 04:43:34 | More by shand
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North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

06-03-2012 21:48:51 | More by beerFool28607
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4/5  rDev +5.3%

06-03-2012 01:53:39 | More by HoneyLamb
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4.75/5  rDev +25%

06-02-2012 08:10:58 | More by bigbeers84
Photo of FickleBeast

New Jersey

4.08/5  rDev +7.4%
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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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

05-31-2012 23:29:35 | More by olbubba
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4/5  rDev +5.3%

05-31-2012 15:12:28 | More by MumboJumbo
LongShot Five Crown Imperial Stout from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
86 out of 100 based on 256 ratings.