Samuel Adams Cream Stout - Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
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Reviews by Wisconsin:
4/5 rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
12 ounce bottle into a pint glass
A - Pours a rich, dark body that is jet black in color. The head is a tan/light brown, frothy and about a finger thick. Good head retention in this beer as well. Even held up to the light, this beer allows no light to pass through.
S - Tons of chocolate and caramel hit the nose initially with a slightly bitter malt body. There is also some faint toffee and cream notes. Very sweet nose with a slight bitter nip to it that makes it very enticing.
T - Lighter than I was expecting, especially after the dark body and rather strong nose, but still enjoyable. Like the smell, the taste is right up that ally except toned back a bit. Plenty of caramel and toffee blast the palate along with bitter chocolate and coffee notes. Cream and roasted malts, which are probably part of the bitterness, are also present.
M - Medium bodied with ample carbonation. Creamy toffee and caramel hit the mouth initially. Next comes the carbonation that provides a nice balance between the sweet caramel and toffee notes and the bitter malts, which left as the beer exits. The carbonation could be better just along with the toffee, caramel, and bitter malts, but I am splitting hairs. Overall pretty solid stout but there is room for improvement.
D - I put this a little low because it is not as full as I would like from a stout. The beer appeals to a larger crowd that probably appreciates the medium body much better than they would if it were heavier. However, I personally like heavy stouts, especially in the colder months.
Serving type: bottle
11-06-2009 04:56:36 | More by Wisconsin
More User Reviews:
3.71/5 rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75
Sam Adams Cream Stout pours very dark, and has a decent head and pleasing aroma. While it's a good tasting, easy drinking stout, it fails to deliver anything special in the way of mouthfeel. It's texture is a bit thin for my taste, but overall, it's a good stout if you're interested in trying out the style.
Serving type: bottle
07-04-2014 22:36:52 | More by OldeSchool
Samuel Adams Cream Stout from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
88 out of 100 based on 2,224 ratings.