Samuel Adams Cream Stout - Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
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4.4/5 rDev +12.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
12 oz brown bottle with a For Brewery Fresh Taste, Purchase Before Month Notched 2004 June is notched.
Appearance: Huge dense rocky tan head, this brew clings all over the inside of the glass. Proper stout black colour.
Smell: Creamy aroma filled with roasted coffee, soft charcoal and unsweetened chocolate. A very complexly layered aroma to say the least.
Taste & Mouthfeel: Quick shot of smoothness then a creamy moderate body slides in. Soft roasted malt flavours give off faint charcoal and dark chocolate tones. Hops are in there to help balance the sweetness of the underlying pale malt. Nice bitter bite from the hops and burnt malt, roasted flavours linger lightly and broad on the tongue for a long time.
Drinkability & Notes: Easy to quaff, by far one of my top stouts as I seem to have it around a lot. Also the fresh batches seem to have a bit more of a bite to them, try and find bottle of this when it is at its ripe point where the month is notched on the side seems to be a bit more mellow.
Serving type: bottle
03-21-2004 20:55:23 | More by Jason
4.45/5 rDev +13.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
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.
Serving type: bottle
10-29-2001 21:51:26 | More by Todd
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