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Samuel Adams

Samuel Adams
Barrel Aged Black Harbor Stout

Category: Barrel Aged Imperial Stout

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 9.4%
85 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended

Samuel Adams
Barrel Aged Black Harbor Stout

Category: Barrel Aged Imperial Stout

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 9.4%
Opaque ebony color. Roasted aromas and flavors of dark roasted coffee, baking chocolate, and dark roasted Brussels sprouts with a chewy, vibrant, effervescent, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a tingling, refreshing, medium-long dark nut toast, smoked peppercorns, and roasted squash puree finish. A rich savory chocolate, java like stout.
Tasting Info
Beer Glass Style: Malty, Rich & Heavy & Smooth & Mild
Aroma Aroma: dark roasted coffee, baking chocolate, and dark roasted Brussels sprouts
Taste Flavor: dark nut toast, smoked peppercorns, and roasted squash puree
Bitterness Bitterness: Medium/High
Enjoy Enjoy: Now on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Vanilla Gelato, Mexican Chocolate with Peppers, Steak & Potatoes
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A rich savory chocolate, java like stout.
The Producer

The Boston Beer Co. Brewery

The Producer
30 Germania St.
Boston, MA 02130
USA
1 617-368-5000
Barrel Aged Imperial Stout
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The category of barrel-aged beer represents a diverse range of ale and lager styles that have been aged in non-neutral wood. These beers commonly range between 7.5-10% in alcohol with further variations depending on the interpretation of the style. These beers are characterized by both wood-influenced flavors (vanillia, caramel, toast, coconut) and secondary flavors of the alcohol previously aged in the wood (bourbon, scotch whisky, sherry). The overall character of the final beer may also included acetic, lactic or Brettanomyces flavors and aromas resultant of the barrel. A wide variety of base beer styles may be barrel-aged for an additional level of complexity, although barrel-aged versions of darker or more alcoholic styles are among the more common examples. Noteworthy examples of this style include: Goose Island Bourbon County Stout, Alltech Kentucky Bourbon Barrel Ale and Grand Rapids The Mound Maker.
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