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

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BA SCORE
88
very good

2,432 Ratings
THE BROS
98
world-class

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Ratings: 2,432
Reviews: 1,223
rAvg: 3.91
pDev: 12.53%
Wants: 161
Gots: 143 | 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

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Beer added by: Jason on 10-29-2001

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Photo of DruC4
3.93/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of 1mrbeer
3.28/5  rDev -16.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Dingoose
4.56/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of nicholas2121
4.54/5  rDev +16.1%
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 dcollinsOX
3.83/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Caveworm
4.52/5  rDev +15.6%
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 B-Land
4.1/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of TheBeerdedCharmer
3.64/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Benish
3.94/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of CalgaryFMC
3.88/5  rDev -0.8%
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 Gemini6
3.75/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ramrod666
4.59/5  rDev +17.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of skriv
4.5/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Jebenhack
4.53/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of valkyrx
2.91/5  rDev -25.6%
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 +15.1%
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 sgregory
4/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Young_John
3.81/5  rDev -2.6%
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 wulfie85
4.08/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of VTR
1.94/5  rDev -50.4%
look: 3 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

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 -20.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Nice flavor and aroma. More than I was expecting.

Photo of Raskolnikov
4.19/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Jeremyhum
3.92/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Definite notes of chocolate. A little heavy.

Photo of JNForsyth
3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of BlackHawk89
3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

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Samuel Adams Cream Stout from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
88 out of 100 based on 2,432 ratings.