Thursday, June 4, 2009

Sam Adams Imperial Stout

The Sam Adams Imperial Stout is the second beer from their Imperial Series that I've tried. It certainly looked like it could be good when I poured it into the glass. Dark as the inside of a cow with a thick and creamy head on top. Unfortunately, the taste didn't live up to the expectations created by it's visual appeal. It started off with some sweet coffee and mocha flavours which then collapsed into a bitter and almost tart finish. The high alcohol was too noticeable and gave it a metallic or solvent flavour. It's too bad, I had high hopes for this one after the first disappointment.

I'm not sure I'm even up for trying the Double Bock which is the third and last beer in the series.

1 comment:

Brad said...

You might be aware, the Sam Double Bock predates this "imperial series" of theirs, and I can't recall being disappointed by it. Haven't had one in a few years, but it's worked for me in the past.