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

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Samuel Adams Cream StoutSamuel Adams Cream Stout

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BA SCORE
88
very good

2,296 Ratings
THE BROS
98
world-class

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Ratings: 2,296
Reviews: 1,206
rAvg: 3.92
pDev: 12.5%
Wants: 131
Gots: 82 | 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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Jason on 10-29-2001)
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Murrhey

Montana

3.8/5  rDev -3.1%

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a pint glass. Reviewed live.

A- Dark brown body with a nice creamy white head. Attractive looking beer.

S- Roast malts, sweet smells as well. Not terribly complex, by my broken nose estimation.

T- Sweet, milky and smooth flavors. Really tasty.

M- Creamy, smooth and quite nice.

O- Very good. Sorry for the short review, but this beer is smooth, tasty and simple.

12-10-2012 04:40:22 | More by Murrhey
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oberon

North Carolina

4.33/5  rDev +10.5%

loved the mild sweetness,not to heavy and great head!Had no trouble drinking 6 of these wich is strange with me and stouts,again would love to have on tap!

03-05-2002 16:24:40 | More by oberon
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RoyalT

Ohio

3.53/5  rDev -9.9%

Appearance – This could not have looked better. The solid black beer was buried in a mountain of shaving cream. I got two inches of head for every one inch of beer, and it wasn’t even thinking about going away.

Smell – The rich, even combination of dark malt and espresso was complimented with a light, very dark chocolate.

Taste – The bitter baker’s chocolate came on stronger at the taste. The malts lightened up a bit from the nose and I could finally pick up the sweet creamy character.

Mouthfeel – Having said that the Cream Stout is a lighter type of stout in the first place, this example was usually light. I did enjoy the bitter finish though.

Drinkability – This was a nice Cream Stout that is light on the cream.

08-19-2004 15:12:38 | More by RoyalT
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DaPeculierDane

Wisconsin

3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

Deep dark brown like a walnut from the deepest, darkest woods. Huge tan head settles to an 1/8 of an inch and lasts for most of the duration. Sweet dark toffee and loads of it in the aroma, ice cream, chocolate, peanut brittle, and honey. It is a truly wonderful aroma. Carbonation is blistering. Body is medium with mild chocolate bitterness. Taste is sweet espresso, baker’s chocolate, caramel, and a mild burntness. Mild lactic qualities. All the elements are here and it drinks fairly well but for reasons I just can’t explain it just doesn’t live up to the better milk stouts I’ve had.

08-22-2006 02:00:20 | More by DaPeculierDane
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OhioBobcat

Ohio

4/5  rDev +2%

09-26-2013 00:54:01 | More by OhioBobcat
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brownbeer

Missouri

3.93/5  rDev +0.3%

pours deep mahogany with a creamy, tan head.

Pleasant aroma of sweet milk chocolate and maybe a graham crackerish malt. Not a lot of complexity.

Medium bodied, lactose sugar and sweet chocolate pie with whipped cream on top. Pretty smooth, makes me think this would be a good beginners stout.

Overall, not something i'm going to be running back to, but not bad at all.

01-01-2010 23:44:27 | More by brownbeer
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bluesoul

Kentucky

3.28/5  rDev -16.3%

A - Poured into standard pint glass. Looks just like a cola, with one finger's worth of dark brown foam. No lacing which may be my glass.

S - Hoppy to the nose, also a touch of chocolate sweetness. Overall a full smell.

T - "That's interesting" was the first thing that crossed my mind on the first sip. Unfortunately, my first impression was a bit off. It's actually rather complacent for a stout, a slightly rough malty profile with very little hop bite in the finish. Not getting the appeal with this one just yet.

M - Has quite an alcohol bite to the finish. Carbonation is good, aftertaste is not quite clean. Weaker body than the stout label would have one believe.

D - It was only with the help of having food that I made it through this beer. Just not going for this one.

01-19-2009 23:19:14 | More by bluesoul
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tbryan5

Louisiana

3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

03-23-2013 01:55:32 | More by tbryan5
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sdsimkins

Virginia

4/5  rDev +2%

05-28-2014 23:35:42 | More by sdsimkins
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Dmann

California

4.33/5  rDev +10.5%

I was very impressed with this beer. This one poured a very dark brown color with a great fluffy white head that stuck to the glass. The smell was very roasted with a roasted malt and nut scent as well as a slight hint of coffee. The taste was excelent and smoothe with a bit of toffee flavor and a underlying sweetness that was just right and not cloying at all. This a stout to use to convert people to better brews for sure.

07-31-2004 10:39:20 | More by Dmann
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MikeC144

Rhode Island

4/5  rDev +2%

04-09-2014 14:54:11 | More by MikeC144
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orbitalr0x

Illinois

3.73/5  rDev -4.8%

This cream stout pours a nice dark black with some amber tones showing through the light. A small head tops off my pour and doesn't stay around long, but leaves some lace in its wake. Chocolate malt notes invade my nose as well as some coffee undertones. The smell is quite sweet and inviting, almost sugary. The first sip is also quite sweet with a nice chocolate malt flavor and a some hints of coffee and a little hops on the back of the palate. The mouthfeel is a little too thin for me..I prefer a bit more body to my stouts...but it goes down smooth all the same. This is a good drinking stout when you are not looking for something too heavy. Probably my favorite out of the Sam's brews that I've tried so far.

09-06-2004 03:13:20 | More by orbitalr0x
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markallmon

Tennessee

5/5  rDev +27.6%

12-23-2012 02:11:17 | More by markallmon
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mhkirin


3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

05-13-2012 17:52:42 | More by mhkirin
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lordofthewiens

Maine

4.03/5  rDev +2.8%

A very nice beer. This was part of the winter 12 pack (as an added bonus the 12er was only $9.99 at my local supermarket). The beer was a very dark brown/black with red highlights when held up to the light. A medium sized head. The aroma was swet roasted malt and coffee. A taste of espresso with a hint of chocolate. Nice and sweet, a little hop bitterness late. A very smooth, enjoyable beer.

11-28-2007 22:16:13 | More by lordofthewiens
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Todd

Colorado

4.45/5  rDev +13.5%

Presentation: 12oz brown bottle. Freshness date clearly scored on the side.

Appearance: In the glass ... a solid, pitch black beer in colour. The pour produces a magnificent three finger thick coffee coloured head that is extremely fluffy, foamy, creamy, sticky and lasting.

Smell: Big malty roasted aroma of chocolate, coffee, caramel, smoke and earth.

Taste: A full-bodied beer with a very smooth, milky/creamy mouthfeel. Malt flavours are quite complex with a mild astringent roasted flavour followed by chocolate, coffee, caramel, smoke, light blackstrap molasses and earth flavours. The soft hop bitterness seems to meld nicely with the roasted unmalted barley astringency, and balances out the malt profile. This is not a "sweet beer," however what is there is in harmony with the other characteristics of this beer and rounds things off nicely. Great slick and sweet coffee-like aftertaste with faint hints of smoke that linger on the palate.

Notes: This is simply an all-around perfect stout in my opinion. Its balance is incredible, and its flavours are well-rounded without any overpowering characteristics. I simply love this beer and could drink it all day long -- winter, spring, summer or fall. It should be classified as a major food group.

Label says "Specialty Stout," however this falls nicely into the sweet stout category, which also includes cream stouts.

10-29-2001 21:51:26 | More by Todd
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twi1609372

Florida

3.25/5  rDev -17.1%

an ok beer from sam adams. i think it is too thick. not to say i dont like a good dark beer, but this is a bit too dark for my taste. very creamy and cofeelike not horrable taste, but nothing exceptional either. not bad if nothing else to drink but i would pick up another sam adams beer before this one.

08-04-2004 17:24:23 | More by twi1609372
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grynder33

Wisconsin

3.65/5  rDev -6.9%

Very small head very grainey intial smell a little cocoa on the 2nd very coffeeish on the third. First taste mocha like with a roasted coffee aftertaste, actually had sort of a thin mouthfeel, just thought there would be a creamier texture, texture even got a little harsh in the middle, settled down ok towards end. The names a little misleading but its a good enouh brew.

11-01-2003 23:45:13 | More by grynder33
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40451

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

05-19-2012 01:03:25 | More by 40451
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Christopher415


4.5/5  rDev +14.8%

02-26-2012 02:12:42 | More by Christopher415
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generallee

New York

4.97/5  rDev +26.8%

Presentation: It was poured from a brown 12oz bottle into a pint glass. There was a best before date on the label.

Appearance: It has a very dark brow color that is very close to opaque in appearance. On top the head, which is dark tan in color, starts off thick and creamy then slowly settles down to thinner layer that has good retention lasting to the last sip. Its lacing is slick and slides down the glass as I drink.

Smell: The aroma has a big sweet and malty nose with a pleasant roasted character and a touch of chocolate and coffee notes.

Taste/Mouth feel: The taste starts off with a smooth malt flavor that builds a nice roasted character with the same hints of dark chocolate and roasted coffee in the aroma. Hop flavor is mild and adds only a slight metallic/herbal presence. The finish has a nice slow, somewhat dryer roasted coffee fade. On the palate it has a very creamy and smooth feeling. It has soft carbonation and a good solid medium to full body.

Notes: Outstanding!!! This is a very tasty stout with a nice slick creamy texture that I really enjoyed!!!

05-10-2009 21:21:36 | More by generallee
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SmellsofMahagony

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

04-27-2013 03:33:31 | More by SmellsofMahagony
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Doomcifer

Rhode Island

4.44/5  rDev +13.3%

Poured a pitch black with a kickass, frothy, chunky head that goes absolutely nowhere. Lacing all over the glassware. Looks like a rootbeer float. Beautiful beer. When held up to the light, an evvveer so slight amount of ruby tones peaks through, trying to go unnoticed.

Aroma is of much caramel sweetness, rich chocolate, mocha, nuttiness. Smells like desert.

Taste is of burnt dark malts, bittersweet chocolate, burnt caramel, toffee, some nuttiness in the finish, irish cream, an ever so slight hop spiciness in the finish as well. This is a tremendous stout!

Mouthfeel is extra rich and creamy with the perfect amount of carbonation.

Drinkability is great for such a thick and creamy beer. The abv% obviously helps. This beer is just so tasty and aromatic that its hard NOT to drink. Bravo Samuel Adams. You definitely have a winner on this one. Even my girlfriend likes this beer!!!

10-29-2006 02:01:43 | More by Doomcifer
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amesfan

Massachusetts

4.05/5  rDev +3.3%

A: Smooth pour into a Sam Adams glass. Very dark brown with perfect light brown head that faded rather quick.

S: Very pleasant aroma; roasted malt, chocolate, milk, very slight sweet/fruity smell as well.

T: Roasted, smokey, chocolate taste that finishes with a smooth hint of milk. Leaves a sweet almost fruity after taste.

M: Wasn't as thick or creamy as I expected, carbonation seemed off as well, but still pleasant going down.

O: Really enjoyed the roasted flavors in this beer. Feel on the tongue was a little off but definitely something I would like to drink again.

07-27-2011 02:56:33 | More by amesfan
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JakerLou

New Hampshire

4/5  rDev +2%

05-30-2013 22:26:05 | More by JakerLou
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Samuel Adams Cream Stout from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
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