Southern Tier Brewing Company: Samoa This

Style: Imperial Stout

Special Notes: Inspired by the Girl Scout Cookie that shares its name. Notes of sweet chocolate, caramel, and coconut with an underlying flavor of shortbread

ABV: 10.0

IBU: 40

Availability: Rotating availability

@untappd says: 4.14/5

Are you ready for Samoa great beer on the Windowsill?

If there’s something Southern Tier Brewing Company does well, it’s dessert beers. That’s what their Blackwater series is all about. From barrel-aged ales with fruit to thick and creamy sweet stouts, they do the after-dinner-brew so well!

Southern Tier Brewing Company: Samoa This
Don’t you just want Samoa this great beer? (Credit: Martin Stezano/Beers on Windowsills)

Tonight, I hit the town with a few coworkers for some food and drink. Unfortunately, the bar we went to didn’t have craft beer. It did have really awesome onion rings and a surprisingly excellent lamb gyro, but I had to settle for non-craft. When I got home, my wife and I found some cheesecake in the fridge, courtesy of my mother-in-law, so I decided to rectify the dinner wrong by reaching for a dessert beer in my fridge. It was the Samoa This.

If i had to choose one word to describe the Samoa This, it would be decadent. It’s an imperial sweet/milk stout brewed with pink Himalayan sea salt and natural chocolate, with coconut and caramel flavors added. It’s a perfect dessert beer—sweet, creamy and indulgent. It’s Southern Tier’s interpretation of the Samoa cookie, and I gotta say they did a pretty good job! I think we know what @ctbeerandcookies would pair this one with, right?

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