Samuel Adams Imperial Stout

$2.99 for the 12 oz bottle from Total Wine, Perimeter, Atlanta, GA, USA.
This one goes into the Terrapin 22 oz snifter in small portions. I want to let this one warm over an extended period. Standard, black opaque beer with a thinnish, dark tan spotty head and a small collar.
Light solvent alcohol in the nose but with some sweetness.
The tastes are really quite light too, and definitely sit on the side of milk chocolate rather than dark. It’s not really very aggressive at all and it reminds me more of an alcoholic porter. Very creamy and well rounded. Mouthfeel is perhaps the best feature of this brew. There is a little more alcohol and dark raisin-like character in the back end but to be honest this is very approachable.
Nowhere near as potent as some in the style, and the beer drinks easily. Very unusual for me that I could imagine myself drinking more than one of these in a session.
Milk chocolte is the overwhelming feeling here.

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05/18/2009
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bottle
ABV: 9.2 %
Appearance: 3.5
Taste: 4
Mouthfeel: 4.5
Smell: 4
Overall: 4.5
Total: 4.13
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