Samoa This (Blackwater Series) | Southern Tier Brewing Company

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4.26/5
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80 Ratings
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:
#2,452
Reviews:
22
Ratings:
80
pDev:
8.69%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
5
Gots:
22
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 80 |  Reviews: 22
Photo of avalon07
4.49/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

L: Poured from a bottle to a pint glass. Had a dark, dark brown color and a thick, opaque consistency. There was a quarter inch of foamy, tan-colored head that didn't last a very long time. Not a whole lot of lacing.

S: A fantastic aroma of coconut, roasted malt, chocolate, and caramel.

T: Tasted of a bit of hops (mostly in the finish), a pinch of sea salt, a ton of chocolate, a equally large amount of coconut (a good combo), some caramel, and light spices. A big, forceful flavor that delivers what the aroma promises. Very focused and very sweet. It really does taste like chocolate and coconut.

F: A solid amount of carbonation with a somewhat slick finish. Medium-bodied.

O: I doubt a stout this sweet will please everyone, but to me it's pretty delicious. Drinkable

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Photo of Tony210
4.03/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pours very dark with minimal head. Aroma is big - lots of adjuncts. Very seeet. Definitely taste the caramel, chocolate, coconut, but very sweet. Glad I tried it, don't need to buy a 4 pack.

4/23/18
Draft at Brickwall
4 rating

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Photo of clayrock81
4.08/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured a black body with khaki-head and lace sheath. Mild coconut aroma with hint of chocolate sweetness. Smooth, creamy, some vanilla sweetness as well as chocolate, with a lactic slick feeling. The coconut addition makes itself noticeable as well, especially in the finish. Overall, a sweet beer that almost but doesn't hit the cloying/saccharine point so it's enjoyable and dangerous (you don't feel the 10% at all).

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Photo of oberon
4.29/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Came in a stemmed glass jet black with a thick deep beige head that settled slowly into a creamy mass.Sweet alcoholic aromas with some salted caramel coming thru as well,it had a real rocket fuel element to it.A layered palate starting out with chocolate and the salted caramel then the coconut comes in,the finish is big sweet and alcoholic.It does taste like a Samoa with a big alcoholic kick that lingers in the finish,ST did a great job here.

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Photo of MonkeyPilates
4.75/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Curt3
4.09/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Davit
4.25/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of cp45
4.04/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of BAsbill
3.99/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of nickfl
3.76/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Over the top flavors of coconut and caramel that goes so far it almost comes off smelling like flavored popcorn. Its southern tier, so you go into it knowing its going to stretch credulity re: the "natural" flavor claim, but damn this is almost too much. The flavor is much more in check than the aroma, it tastes like the cookie, but it smells like a bottle of girl scout themed suntan lotion.

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Photo of Chris7482
4.31/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of anomalousclouds
4.67/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of schoolboy
4.24/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

And a 4 for a name I love. But to honest with you, haven't I had this beer from Southern Tier before? Maybe a slightly different version. This one is sweeter and bigger, maybe. Clearly, it is a great stout.

It opens black and alcoholic, with a big smell and not too much foam or head. The taste overwhelms your taste with sweet, boozy spices - chocolate, coconut, and caramel. Exotic as can be. Definitely a nightcap!

Highly recommended.

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Photo of Dharmelink
4.22/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of n2185
3.44/5  rDev -19.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of SawDog505
4.25/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a 13 oz Teku Tired Hands Glass bottled on 3/16/18. Pours black as it gets with a solid 2 finger head that leaves plenty of patches of lace behind.

Smell is exactly what you would expect coconut, toffee, chocolate truffle, and a hint of molasses.

Taste follows exactly what you expect, coconut and truffle dominate, will a little hint of toffee and alcohol.

Mouthfeel is bigger than most, moderate life, maybe a tad dry, and goes down crazy easy at 10% ABV.

Overall I always enjoy how over the top these beers are. Utterly delicious and exactly what they are supposed to taste like. Thanks jzeilinger for this tasty treat!

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Photo of IckyT2012
4.47/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ernieb
4.27/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ksimons
4.25/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A-pour is black in color with a thin layer of tan head

S-so much coconut in the smell along with caramel

T-also lots of coconut and caramel in the taste along with chocolate

M-full body and moderate carbonation

Overall it is a very sweet beer, could probably only have one, but very good

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Photo of buzzedup
4.52/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of reebtaerG
4.45/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of freewill35
4.5/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of vfgccp
4.26/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of DaveCash
4.29/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of HeartPAC
4.33/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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Samoa This (Blackwater Series) from Southern Tier Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.26 out of 5 with 80 ratings