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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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StarlightSeraph

North Carolina

4.08/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

This is the beer that got me into drinking darker beers. Picked up a six-pack for old times sake, and figured I'd finally review it. Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a pint glass.

Appearance: Pours dark brown, with three fingers of frothy, off-white head that subsided very slowly. Plenty of lacing

Smell: Sweet toffee and coffee notes, and the faintest scent of roasted malts. Overall a very mild aroma, and each scent is subtle.

Taste: Bitter coffee and roasted flavors right up front, which fades into a nice, mellow sweetness. The coffee flavors linger into the aftertaste. Not as sweet as most milk stouts, but there's enough sweetness in there to provide a backing to the roasted flavors. Like the scent, all of the flavors are mild - almost to a fault.

Mouthfeel: Creamy, but carbonation is prickly. Would have liked to see this one a little less carbonated.

Drinkability: Very easy drinking. It goes down smooth, and at under 5% ABV, it's easy to have a couple of them. It's also a great beer to introduce people into darker beers with. Obviously it doesn't compare in flavor to a RIS, but it's not supposed to - it's a different style of beer. I haven't had a milk stout in awhile, so after drinking mostly RIS's recently, this kind of beer will taste much more mild, and almost watered down - but it's still a great, enjoyable beer. One of Sam Adams' best.

Serving type: bottle

12-25-2009 21:48:01 | More by StarlightSeraph
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Samuel Adams Cream Stout from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
88 out of 100 based on 2,250 ratings.