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Samuel Adams Cream Stout - Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)

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BA SCORE
88
very good

2,469 Ratings
THE BROS
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world-class

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Ratings: 2,469
Reviews: 1,233
rAvg: 3.92
pDev: 12.5%
Wants: 178
Gots: 177 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams) visit their website
Massachusetts, United States

Style | ABV
Milk / Sweet Stout |  4.90% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Jason on 10-29-2001

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Ratings: 2,469 | Reviews: 1,233
Photo of mageek52
3.68/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Creamy, coffee, chocolate goodness. Grows on you quick.

Photo of cserrato02
3.13/5  rDev -20.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3.5

Well balanced aroma and flavor. Nice caramel color. Great stout to pair with salty snacks.

Photo of rjplumer
4.33/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Cream chocolate aroma. Black body with a good two finger tan soap bubbled head. Roasted chocolate malt taste. Crisp and bubbly feeling. Light creamy cocoa in the finish. Has a nice balance and not over powering.

Photo of Skoallio
4.26/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Very sweet chocolate taste. No hop presence, no bitterness, drinks like a dessert. Great transitional beer for those who dont like bitter beers.

Photo of car2052
4.42/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Poured from 12 oz. bottle to pint glass.

A: Pitch black, with some amber hues showing at the bottom of the glass, rocky 1 and 1/2 in. brown head lingers.
S: Smells like a mocha. Big aromas of coffee, chocolate, and caramel.
T: Charred, roasted malt play a big role in the taste. A little bit of coffee and chocolate peek through. A little sour on the finish.
M: Medium. Nice and creamy.
O: I liked this beer quite a bit. Nice and smooth, with big roasted flavors.

Photo of drinkdrink
4.14/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Nice and rich. Goes down smoothly with plenty of flavor.

Photo of Cloverlay
4.75/5  rDev +21.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Great tasting chocolate stout. The best!!

Photo of macbethkid84
4.9/5  rDev +25%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Out of the beers from their brewery, I never expected one so divine.

Photo of BanditoJunkie
4.06/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Very smooth, low abv, and has great taste..

Photo of shanegatter
3.78/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Not bad, has a darker beer after taste but smooth

Photo of nicholas2121
4.54/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Samuel Adams Cream Stout brewed by Boston Beer Company, with an ABV of 4.90% This brew, pours out a dark brown color with a light brown head. The smell is rich with flavor. You pick up on grains, malts, and some hops. Now for the taste, it is bold with flavor. You pick up on malts, grains. and some hops at the end. Samuel Adams Cream Stout has a nice balance to it. There is nothing overpowering in this brew. I like how this brew is different from most brews on the market. The mouthfeel is nice, clean, and relishing. Overall I'm giving Samuel Adams Cream Stout a 4.5 out of 5. I would buy this brew again.
This is a smooth Stout

Photo of Caveworm
4.52/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Samuel Adams Cream Stout - Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams). Poured from the bottle into a stout tulip glass, this brew's head is 3 fingers thick with thick,soapy lacing, and a black,clear body.

Smells like superbly roasted malts, along with a roasted toffee kind of characteristic. A bit of chocolate in here, too. This ought to be very tasty!

I taste much if the same elements as described as above with the smell. This is a very, very smooth tasting beer. All of the qualities start and stop at just the right places for me.

The mouthfeel here is outrageously smooth.

Overall, I'll rate Samuel Adams Cream Stout - Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams) with a 4.5. This was purchased 2 months after the "for brewery fresh taste, purchase, so that might have to do with this awesome experience. I will purchase this again.

Photo of CalgaryFMC
3.88/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz. bottle poured into a tulip. Opaque dark brownish black with two fingers of creamy moderately resilient tan foam. Low key nose does tease at some malt complexity, light roast coffee and cream, a whiff of vanilla caramels. Palate is fortunately more bold, with a very "old world" rich malt complexity that surprises. Has that characteristic milk stout creamy feel but with less sweetness than expected ... Roasted grains, a puff of ashtray, dark chocolate covered coffee beans, brown toast, molasses, and a lingering toffee-like sweetness lurking somewhere in the pit. It is rather difficult to convey where this beer falls along the stout continuum: My descriptors probably make this beer sound stronger tasting than is the case. Everything is more robust than a Guinness or comparable Irish dry but more subtle than an imperial. Lingering roasted cafe latte like malts in the semi-dry finish. The sweetness does become more salient over time as the bitter receptors chill out. I am getting more hop character than expected as well, an earthy grass-herb note from beginning to end. I have yet to see this here in Alberta, had to seek it out down south. Worth the search.

Photo of valkyrx
2.91/5  rDev -25.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

Definitely can taste the cheapness in this beer definitely way too bitter

Photo of porterman66
4.5/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Excellent stout. Very well-balanced and creamy. No particular standout notes which is a good thing.

Photo of Young_John
3.81/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

This is my favorite beer for washing down a bacon cheeseburger and fries. Rich and creamy mouthfeel, flavorful, roasty and sweet, smells just great and looks just so inviting with its fluffy tan head and significant lacing. My favorite style is imperial stouts, but their ABV is often too high to wash down that kind of meal with, at least at my pace. I find this stout nicely fills the niche that exists in the gap between traditional stouts and imperial stouts. While I don't drink one nearly as often as a Guinness for example, I certainly enjoy it more when I do.

Photo of VTR
3.05/5  rDev -22.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Poured from a 12 oz glass to a snifter.

Well I had heard good things about this stout so I was excited to see it arrive at a local shop. The stout has a good dark color but not as black as I would expect. The nose left a lot to be desired. I did not detect any complexity just roasted malts and some light cream and hops. When I took a sip I was a little lost. All I could taste is smokiness and bitter hops from start to finish. I expect some smokiness from stouts but it was over the top. Where was the cream? chocolate? vanilla? and all the other flavors that you would expect from a stout, no less a cream stout? I let it warm even more and did not find that it improved, just the same smokiness and hops. I don't know maybe I am missing something but I did drink the whole 6 pack before writing this review. I would not seek this out again as there are better cream stouts out there.

Photo of danlib21
3.11/5  rDev -20.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Nice flavor and aroma. More than I was expecting.

Photo of Jeremyhum
3.92/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Definite notes of chocolate. A little heavy.

Photo of Rideguy64
2.75/5  rDev -29.8%

I seem to be missing something with this offering from Sam. Aftertaste is like licking an ashtray. I enjoy a smokey stout, but this one seems to be overboard.

Photo of Graham_D_Dillon
4/5  rDev +2%

My favorite pretzels in the world are made from a small company that burns them on purpose. They are my favorite to snack on them and are a rare treat. This beer has an after taste just like those pretzels and I love it. However the initial taste was pretty bitter at first but halfway through, it lost its bitterness and became creamy. It's a pretty good beer to sit down and drink or have with a meal.

Photo of infinitebruner
3.49/5  rDev -11%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

November 8, 2014

12 oz bottle, nonic pint

A – Mostly jet black. Faintly brown at the narrowest part of the glass, where light barely shines through. An inch of light tan head with moderate retention. Sudsy bubbles remain.

S – Mostly roasted black malt, moderately bitter. Touches of bitter chocolate, vanilla, and coffee. Mostly bittering hops, perhaps some very light pine.

T – Roasted dark malts are prominent, toasty black bread. A lot of bitterness from the malts, some possibly from hops, but no real hop flavor.

M – Bitter from start to finish, a slight creamy smoothness in the background. Carbonation is, at most, moderate, slightly offsetting the bitterness. Medium dry finish.

O – This is much closer to a dry Irish stout than a milk stout, in all respects. I think it’s actually pretty good for an Irish stout, but that’s not really what the objective was. With that said, a very drinkable beer.

Photo of dodge408
4/5  rDev +2%

The flavor I noticed first would be a burnt coffee bean. Then the earthy notes quickly come into action. This stout does not over power with flavor and is easily drinkable . Not sure I would call it creamy though, but is quite smooth. Will get again.

Photo of OneTime
2/5  rDev -49%

While I won't say it's bad. I do have to say that for a stout it don't have a whole lot of flavor

Photo of The-Adjunct-Hippie
4.04/5  rDev +3.1%

Appearance (4.25) : This one pours a wonderful milk chocolate three fingered head. The body is chocolate black and totally opaque. Lacing lines the glass as the head descends.

Aroma (4) : Nesquik milk chocolate powder, some dirt, roots, and earth notes, chocolate licorice, and Werthers' Carmel candy.

Taste (4) : This is very good. Milky, chocolatey, roasty, toasty.

Beginning with dirty, tarry coffee bean and dry earth, it gives way to milky chocolate, roasted nut, and finishes with a charred or burnt coffee note. A hint of caramel graces the whole flavor overall. The burnt coffee bean is left lingering on the palate.

Mouthfeel (3.25) : Zippy but also creamy. Medium bodied, so for a stout it's not winning any major points. It ends charred and semi-dry.

Overall (4.04) : It's not the best stout I've ever had but most every stout is pretty good if it's done right. This one is different in the way that it's got more of a burnt coffee profile, and I wouldn't exactly call it creamy, but it's good nonetheless. If roasted stouts and charred coffee bean are your thing, this beer will be in good company with you. Relatively low ABV at 4.9%, so it's most definitely sessionable.

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Samuel Adams Cream Stout from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
88 out of 100 based on 2,469 ratings.