Samoa This (Blackwater Series) | Southern Tier Brewing Company

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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 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:
-
Reviews:
67
Ratings:
213
pDev:
9.62%
 
 
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7
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Ratings: 213 |  Reviews: 67
Photo of bluejacket74
4.46/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

12 ounce bottle, bottled on 03/16/18. Thanks once again to Brutaltruth for the brew! Served in a snifter, the beer pours dark brown/black with about an inch tan head that stuck around for a while. There's also a good amount of lacing. I like the aroma a lot, the brew smells like milk chocolate, coconut, caramel, and roasted malt. Taste pretty much follows the aroma, but there's also some toffee and saltiness noticeable in the flavor. It's a mostly sweet smelling and tasting brew! Mouthfeel/body is medium/full, it's creamy and a bit coating with a good amount of carbonation. I assume Southern Tier was trying to get this to taste like the Girl Scout cookie with the similar name, and I have to say they succeeded here. Good thing I like those cookies and sweet tasting stouts, because this is definitely a dessert beer!

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Photo of Jmatz
3.5/5  rDev -17.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

I'll be upfront, I'm not big on sweet imperial stouts. So the fact I enjoyed this as much as I did is a big tip of the cap to Southern Tier (makers of the Pumpking, aka the worst beer I've ever had)

Pours dark and nearly opaque with a dark tan head that dissapates quickly. Smells ridiculously sweet.

The name is clearly a nod to everyones second favorite girl scout cookie, and it tastes like having one with a cup of coffee. Which is actually pretty enjoyable. Coffee, dark chocolate, coconut, and caramel sweetness...this beer delivers pretty much exactly what it promises (except the sea salt, but maybe that just helps tone the sweet down a bit?)

Anyway, for dessert, on a chilly night...pretty darn good.

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Photo of StoutAtTheDevil
3.5/5  rDev -17.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of EMH73
4.22/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours black with a thin tan head that dissipated quickly to a thin ring and left no lacing. Smells and tastes of semisweet chocolate, coconut, caramel, toffee and roasted malts. I am not getting any of the ses salt. Medium bodied, light carbonation, creamy mouth feel. Almost drinks like a liquified mounds bar.

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Photo of Zaktcc
4.42/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

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

Photo of OtisCampbell007
4.29/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of GlennWB
4.42/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of JamieDuncan
4.38/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of lfeinauer
4.85/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

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

Photo of Rhettroactive
4.55/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of DaPan
4.4/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Steve_Studnuts
4.23/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Brutaltruth
4.4/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

From the 12 oz bottle in a snifter. This nice imperial pours a
rich and dark opaque with a moderate head of khaki foam that
settles to a thick ring, thin light film, and shows scant lacing.
Nose of toasted coconut, dark chocolate, caramel, rich roasted malts,
and toffee. Flavors follow the nose thankfully providing a delicious
taste sensation of a samoa cookie with toffee and caramel dashed with light
touches of salt, rich sweet dark chocolate, and finely toasted coconut
with a touch of cream enveloped in rich roasted notes without the standard
char elements. Excellent mouth feel; full body, mildly slick, very coating, smooth,
light carbonation, and a rich lightly salted samoa cookie finish.

Overall, an excellent experience from an excellent brewery.

Cheers

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Photo of Giggy
4.55/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of HoppingMadMonk
4.25/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Solid black in color . Just above average body with a low amount of carbonation . Doesn't feel as thick or as heavy as I was expecting . Aroma is a very strong mix of coconut, toasted coconut , milk chocolate, roasted malt and caramel .
Taste is very similar , high abv isn't too well hidden and effects the flavor a bit. Overall it really delivers on coconut , chocolate, and caramel flavors in a way that very noticeable but not artificial.
This was a very good dessert beer that I would seek out again. Unlike some dessert beers it really delivers all the flavor advertised without being overly sweet or artificial tasting .

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Photo of Bstr72
4.81/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Tastes just like its namesake Girl Scout cookie. Dark color, nice thick head, smooth sweet taste with equally sweet finish. Not as overpoweringly sweet as many dessert beers. Easy to drink more than your typical share.

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Photo of NeroFiddled
4.48/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Southern Tier Brewing Company "Samosa This"
12 fl. oz. brown glass bottle "DOB 03/19/18 08:21AM"

Notes via stream of consciousness: Another Girls Scout cookie beer I guess. It's poured a brown/black body beneath a three-finger thick head of densely creamy tan foam. I'll have to wait for it to settle before taking a sip, but the aroma is pleasant enough. It's mainly toasted coconut but there's also s bit of caramel, an interesting floral and lightly fruity note to it, and some soft chocolate. I should note that I often find a floral note in Belgian chocolate. I'm not sure where that comes from, but I don't often find it in American chocolate; and I should also note that the labels suggests that everything in here is a natural flavor except for the salt. So, on to the flavor... wow, that's got a lot of coconut to it! It's also loaded with caramel and toastiness and nuttiness, and chocolate lingers for some time in the mildly sweet finish. This is probably the closest they've come to mimicking the dessert they were going after. It's not that bitter, but there's some, and it's nicely balanced, never becoming too sweet or cloying - maybe the salt helps with that. The alcohol is well hidden, and there's just enough so that after the first few sips you become aware that although it's sweet it's still a strong beer. What is it, 10%? That's pretty good for being 10%. In the mouth it's full bodied and gently crisp then smooth and creamy as it warms across the tongue. By now the head has dropped and only a standard collar remains, but there's some nice lacing left behind. I quite often look at dessert beers in terms of how they work, just by themselves, or as an added ingredient, or paired with something and I can clearly say that this one works completely on its own. You could certainly use it as an ingredient or pair it with something just as well. I'm impressed.
Review# 6,208

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Photo of RickyBfromCT
4.41/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of TheTinDoor
3.52/5  rDev -17.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Mllrg973
5/5  rDev +17.4%
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 +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of elminy
4.92/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

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Samoa This (Blackwater Series) from Southern Tier Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.26 out of 5 with 213 ratings