Samoa This (Blackwater Series)
Southern Tier Brewing Company

Samoa This (Blackwater Series)Samoa This (Blackwater Series)
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Southern Tier Brewing Company
New York, United States
Stout - American Imperial
Ranked #831
Ranked #2,517
4.23 | pDev: 9.93%
Dec 01, 2021
Jan 07, 2018
Samoa This (Blackwater Series)Samoa This (Blackwater Series)
Notes: Imperial stout brewed with pink Himalayan sea salt, chocolate, coconut and caramel flavors
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3.83 by TMoney2591 from Illinois on Dec 01, 2021
4.25 by Jdells09 from New Jersey on Dec 01, 2020
4.5 by Chuckdiesel24 from Illinois on Jun 25, 2020
4.25 by admonster00 from Illinois on Apr 05, 2020
4.31 by GregSemenza from Connecticut on Mar 20, 2020
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4.52/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by NYNorseman from New York

A truckload of Samoa Girl Scout cookies collides with a pallet of Almond Joys. Add some sea salt and voila - you get Samoa This. This high powered dessert beer from Southern Tier is a tasty concoction which goes down very easily. I like this beer a lot. It's sweet but not too sweet. A great blend of chocolate, caramel, coconut and salt. Good work Southern Tier!

Feb 14, 2020
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4.07/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
by Msp004 from New York

Pours dark brown almost black with a three finger airy head.
Nose is the best part. Incredibly sweet coconut and whipped cream. Smells like a Samoa cookie.

Mouth is very thin which is a little disappointing after the big nose. Coconut , chocolate, lactose , caramel and whiskey.

Enjoyable dessert brew. Make the mouth thicker and it would be a bomb!!

Jan 27, 2020
3.96 by howardnss from Pennsylvania on Jan 01, 2020
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4.12/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by timmy2b from New York

Rating based on style and ingredients. Dark brown color when poured into a glass. Coconut is the main flavor in the nose to me. Coconut is hidden slightly in the initial taste by the chocolate. Coconut is very present in the aftertaste. Fairly smooth for the ABV and coconut. Delivers on the labeled ingredients and is 100% a desert beer.

Dec 08, 2019
2 by rare_bird from Michigan on Dec 03, 2019
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4.21/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
by EMV from Pennsylvania

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a Dogfish Head tulip

L: Dark, dark brown pour... nearly black with a finger of off-white head. Nice ring of lacing.

S: Roast and coconut. Sweet and toasty.

T.F: Sweet up front. Toasted/roasted grains, dark sugars, and coconut. Not much char... some vanilla and caramel. Chocolate. Medium bodied.... creamy mouthfeel and carbonation. More toasted coconut at the finish.

O: Almost like an almond joy in a glass. If you like coconut this beer will be up your alley. I don't typically go for sweet/dessert stouts but this one hit the spot.

Nov 06, 2019
4.36 by kmanjohnson from California on Oct 07, 2019
4.25 by Blazer22 from Colorado on Oct 07, 2019
3.77 by prototypic from Ohio on Oct 06, 2019
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3.87/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by brentk56 from North Carolina

Appearance: Pours an opaque fudge brown with a thin head that disappears; spotty lacing

Smell: Chocolate, caramel and coconut - basically smells like a Samoa

Taste: Sweetened chocolate with caramel and toasted coconut; the sweetness builds but is just shy of getting too cloying; some booziness in the finish

Mouthfeel: Medium to full body with low carbonation

Overall: Southern Tier pioneered this style but, with this one, they have dialed it back; the mouthfeel is thinner than expected and the flavors taste a little artificial

Sep 26, 2019
4.37 by shivtim from Georgia on Sep 08, 2019
4.59 by thefrog114 from Florida on Jul 19, 2019
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4.24/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by ChrisMon02 from Ohio

Another impressive desert beer from Southern Tier. Nice coconut, caramel, chocolate smell and taste. It does what it says it will do and does it well. Pretty impressive. I will revisit soon.

Jul 17, 2019
4.7 by Tyler123384 from Florida on Jun 24, 2019
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4.21/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
by chinchill from South Carolina

On tap as a guest brew at Hiawassee Brew. Revisited in October 2019 with a 12 oz bottle.
Near black body with a good tan head.
Delicious aroma with roasted coconut, mild booze, toffee, chocolate and a touch of dark dried fruits.
Flavor. Appropriately sweet: not cloying. Well balanced mix of toasted coconut, sweet dark malts, dark chocolate and toffee.
Very smooth, full body with light carbonation.

Jun 22, 2019
4.42 by tjg584 from Tennessee on May 29, 2019
4.2 by dlin0sbb from Ohio on Apr 30, 2019
4.01 by jduprey007 from Michigan on Apr 28, 2019
4.24 by ikidunot from Canada (ON) on Apr 23, 2019
4.45 by LXIXME from New Mexico on Apr 20, 2019
3.32 by Nunya from Ohio on Apr 08, 2019
3.87 by hophugger from Virginia on Mar 27, 2019
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2.91/5  rDev -31.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75
by MaximalC from Illinois

Pours seal brown with a transient skim of khaki bubbles. The aroma smells of straight up confectioners chocolates (or cake-pops), with oodles of coconut, lactose, butterscotch, and just plain sugar—bombastic and disconcertingly close to unnatural for a beer. I can almost feel my teeth rotting...

The taste is as I suspected it might be—oozing with "coconut flavor added". A base of toasted marshmallow, burnt toast, and roasted malt lurks somewhere beneath this essence of coconut, but it takes some patience to unearth. Hops are piney and come across almost juniper-like in this context. Warming reveals notes of lactose and caramel. Light body and mild carbonation make for a limp mouthfeel, especially for a stout.

Southern Tier has never let me down in the past, but this was a mighty disappointing offering, I must say. Artificial and thin would be the most apt descriptors for this concept beer.

Mar 23, 2019
4.27 by blissfulNemo from Michigan on Mar 11, 2019
4.21 by 98green from Michigan on Mar 11, 2019
4.62 by Jcarriglio from Florida on Mar 09, 2019
4.04 by CoreyC from Wisconsin on Mar 09, 2019
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3.93/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
by vette2006c5r from Minnesota

Samoa This pours a black color, with a small, tan head. Big coconut aroma, hints of chocolate and caramel. Flavor is huge won coconut, lots of very sweet chocolate, hints of caramel. Good body and feel. Overall, it tastes like the cookie; very sweet, very overpowering.

Mar 09, 2019
4.25 by psmith161 from Indiana on Mar 03, 2019
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4.3/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
by izraelc from New York

Wow! Not what I expected. Pours dark. Smells like bourbon and coconut. I thought it would be really strong and sweet. It's actually very smooth. A great balance of chocolate and coconut with a slight alcohol finish. A true dessert beer.

Mar 02, 2019
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4.25/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by Harrison8 from Missouri

Pours black with a finger of khaki head. Head retention is good. Aroma is big and bold chocolate and coconut and roasty and toasty malts. Vanilla bean adds a little additional sweetness. It comes out swinging, hitting big, powerful notes. Flavor profile is milk chocolate, coconut, toffee, and vanilla bean. Roasty and toasty malts add a little support and balance for the flavorful, sugary additions. Mouth feel is velvety and decadent, with a thick consistency. Overall, a big and flavorful beer that is no doubt a dessert beer based on its sweetness. Sweetness isn't cloying, but edges up close.

Draft. Reviewed on phone.

Feb 26, 2019
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4.46/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
by WunderLlama from Massachusetts

Bottle poured into a snifter

Black liquid crowned by a fluffy taupe foam cap, few big bubbles , a few lacings, nice retention

aroma is coconut, caramel, chocolate

Taste is sweet, caramel, coconut, chocolate

Good sudsing, chocolate on the finish

Good beer

Feb 20, 2019
3.99 by BeenTired from Pennsylvania on Feb 17, 2019
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4/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by Flyjdix11 from Florida

Coconut dark sweet. Strong

Feb 16, 2019
4.46 by bf7 from Pennsylvania on Feb 16, 2019
Samoa This (Blackwater Series) from Southern Tier Brewing Company
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