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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

2,250 Ratings
THE BROS
98
world-class

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Ratings: 2,250
Reviews: 1,206
rAvg: 3.92
pDev: 12.5%
Wants: 124
Gots: 67 | 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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Romulus141

Nebraska

4.13/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a snifter.

Appearance: Pours a dark, jet black with a creamy, caramel head. Lacing is apparent on the sides as I swish it about in my snifter. This beer is opaque, and when held up to the light it shows an ever so faint red hue. The head dissipates, but a thin layer of foam remains on the surface.

Smell: This beer's aroma is primarily of roasted grain, somewhat like coffee. There is a faint hint of sweetness underlying that roasted scent. There is no smell of alcohol, which is good. Overall, quite pleasant to smell, and it gives a good indicator of the beer's taste.

Taste: Like the smell, a roasted flavor predominates. A malted sweetness is also present to counteract the bitter nature of the dominant flavor. It leaves my mouth with a slight tinge of crisp bitterness. There is a slight aftertaste, but it is not bad, since it is the dominant roast flavor, and I enjoy it. This is a good stout.

Mouthfeel: Thick, like one would expect of a stout. Not the thickest I've purchased, but still has a worthwhile density to it. No traces of an oily residue. This is a well-crafted beer.

Drinkability: Since this is a stout, the brew is more filling than your typical beer. I could still drink 2-3 of these in one sitting, and be happy the entire time.

A worthwhile beer, and one of my favorites from the Samual Adams brewery. Additionally, since it has the name appeal, this would be a good introductory beer for people interested in exploring more full-bodied, complex drinks. Recommended.

Serving type: bottle

10-13-2006 05:33:47 | More by Romulus141
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Samuel Adams Cream Stout from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
88 out of 100 based on 2,250 ratings.