Samuel Adams Cream Stout - Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
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4/5 rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
Poured into a Sam Adams Perfect Pint glass. The beer wasn't nearly as dark as I expected, I've seen some quality brown ales as dark as this this before. It's dark brown and a deep chestnut brown color when held to the light. What really saved this beer was the lacing in my opinion. It has a thick bubbly head that sticks around and provides generous lacing to it. The smell is good, it has a slight coffee aroma to it but more like a flavored coffee or a coffee with cream and/or sugar added to it, as opposed just straight brewed black coffee. Pretty well malted and believe it or not a subtle hop smell. The taste is good, sweet toasted malts with a coffee and unsweetened chocolate. Slight bitter aftertaste from both hops and coffee, tastes pretty nice overall. Mouthfeel is good, but not quite as creamy as I expected for a "cream stout." Still it's not bad, decent carbonation and overall it's closer to the full bodied end than anything else, at worst a heavy medium with a slight coated bite at the end from the hop. It's incredibly drinkable, went much faster than I expected.
Serving type: bottle
02-17-2010 01:39:05 | More by AndyAvalanche
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