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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

2,243 Ratings
THE BROS
98
world-class

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Ratings: 2,243
Reviews: 1,205
rAvg: 3.92
pDev: 12.76%
Wants: 124
Gots: 66 | 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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irisier

Georgia

3.5/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

Served from a 12 oz brown bottle. Labeled with standard Samuel Adam's logo with freshness date marked on side.

Appearance: Deep black colour. Slight ruby tint through the light. Thick tan head that subsides to a decent lace.

Smell: Powerful roasted and slightly sour smell. Charred and smoke hints. Barely perceived a woody type smell also.

Taste: Pretty sweet upfront but followed quickly by strong and smooth roasted malt flavor. I'm sure there's hops in their somewhere, but they're pretty meek when compared to the malt. Finishes with a bite of bitterness from burnt flavors that linger. Smoky and carbon type tastes as well. More bite than your typical milk/sweet stout. No lactose that I could perceive.

Mouthfeel: Smooth, pretty creamy with more carbonation that most stouts. Not overly heavy. Goes down pretty easy.

Notes: Not bad. I think this stout could be better if the flavors mellowed a bit and blended more. However, I like that most of the bitterness comes from black malt and roasted barley. I'm not sure if this is supposed to be a milk stout or not. I certainly didn't taste any lactose.

Serving type: bottle

03-30-2010 18:47:37 | More by irisier
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A - Dark brown. Bit of dark ruby in there held up to the light. Pours with a beautiful ~1.5" tan head, and leaves great amount of lacing.

S - Nose is of coffee and vanilla, maybe literally like vanilla coffee beans. Only complaint is that is was very faint, had to almost stick my nose in my glass!

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Samuel Adams Cream Stout from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
88 out of 100 based on 2,243 ratings.