Samoa This (Blackwater Series) | Southern Tier Brewing Company

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4.25/5
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Samoa This (Blackwater Series)Samoa This (Blackwater Series)
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Southern Tier Brewing Company
New York, United States
stbcbeer.com

Style: American Double / Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Imperial stout brewed with pink Himalayan sea salt, chocolate, coconut and caramel flavors

Added by superspak on 01-07-2018

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#1,419
Reviews:
60
Ratings:
193
pDev:
9.88%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
6
Gots:
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Ratings: 193 |  Reviews: 60
Photo of RickyBfromCT
4.41/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of TheTinDoor
3.52/5  rDev -17.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Mllrg973
5/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

OMG!!! What a beer this is!!! The smell of fresh chocolate and coconut!!!! One taste and you will be addicted!!! The coconut dominates the taste with this one, with a finish of cocoa. Five plus stars with this one!!!

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Photo of akopczyk
4.29/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of elminy
4.92/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Photo of ThickNStout
4.3/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

500mL bottle from Sprayberry Bottle Shop (Marietta, GA). 6.99. Bottled 3/6/18. Served in a Southern Tier snifter. Enjoyed 3/29/18.

Pours oil black with a tall three finger cap of pale tan head. The froth settles slowly, leaving a full belt, some surface haze and a few sizeable trails of lacing.

Appropriate aromas of chocolate, caramel and coconut. It smells outstanding.

Tastes of chocolate, coconut, caramel, faint coffee, some roast and a bit of booze.

Smooth, medium full feel with fairly low carbonation. Aftertaste of chocolate covered coconut caramels.

Another outstanding dessert beer from the proven masters at Southern Tier. Samoa This is a faithful beery tribute to the classic Girlscout cookie.

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Photo of augustgarage
4.36/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a shaped pint glass.

Clear but nearly opaque bistre body with mahogany/auburn highlights. A low beige head settles quickly to a lasting collar. Delicate lacing, fast running tears.

Potent coconut aroma with the chocolate not far behind - the toasted/speciality malt accentuates the coconut further and gives the beer the quality of a chocolate/coconut shake.

The base beer marries well to the added ingredients (although the latter dominate, especially the coconut on the palate entry and the chocolate in the finish). Potent throughout; finishes sweet but not cloying. Dessert indeed.

Silky, medium-full bodied mouth-feel with excellent carbonation and a surprisingly well concealed ABV.

I generally avoid "pastry stouts" but this is very enjoyable.

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Photo of mpolewan
2.7/5  rDev -36.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Jason_cs
4.08/5  rDev -4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BabyGoat
4.53/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of goblue3509
4.4/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of jjamadorphd
4.61/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Wow...I mean, wow...

Clearly what I consider a dessert beer, this isn't for the IPA-purist at heart. Luckily for me, I ain't a purist, and damn if this isn't the purest or closest thing to a Samoa cookie in liquid form that you can find. A beautifully dark beer whose head dissipates quickly but the strong sweet scent and taste linger for quite some time. There were definite chocolate, coconut, and caramel notes - each so distinctive it was impressive - and with barely a hint of the 10% ABV. The mouthfeel though carbonated to a definite tingle on your tongue did not distract from the cream texture of the brew in your mouth. There's even a hot bite of spice as a finishing touch I found very unique (and something I have not come across before.) The taste matches what met my nose, right down to the sweet coconut, but with only a hint of the booze touted on the bottle - making this more something to be enjoyed very, very slowly.

I am frankly impressed. It's been a while since I've come across what I consider a dessert beer that lives up to it's name or even the hype.

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Photo of Phoodcritic
4/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of MJSFS
4.1/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Bloodsnot77
3.63/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of trygelski1
4.25/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of SkeletonBitch
3.89/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Hopheadjeffery
4.25/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Tasted in a Rastal Teku from a 12 fl oz bottle on May 30, 2018. A decadent stout with notes of sweet chocolate, caramel and coconut with an underlying flavor of shortbread.

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4.25/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Mooslerfitness
5/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of russpowell
4.08/5  rDev -4%
look: 2 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

Pours an effervescent mahogany with a pinky of tan head. Near zero head retention & lacing

S: Coconut, toasted & otherwise

T: Follows the nose, dryness & dark chocolate as well up front. Basically takes just like the Girl Scout name sake cookie as it warms, just a little cofee on the edges. Finishes a little dry with toasty coconut & chocolate

MF: Medium body, slight carbonation

Drinks very easy despite the ABV ( well hidden )& complexity. I will be on the lookout for this one in the future. Good to see these guys are still killing the big beers!

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Photo of dhmxray
4.35/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of 1971bernat
4.5/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of fisherbray
4.31/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of wafers
4.27/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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Samoa This (Blackwater Series) from Southern Tier Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.25 out of 5 with 193 ratings