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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

2,245 Ratings
THE BROS
98
world-class

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Ratings: 2,245
Reviews: 1,205
rAvg: 3.92
pDev: 12.5%
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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otto251068

Tennessee

3.58/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a Chimay chalice. "Enjoy by" date May 2011 on the bottle, reviewed in April 2011.

Appearance: A great looking two finger head rises quickly after the pour. It has a nice tan/brown color, very very dense, and it really takes it's time to fade. The beer itself is black, only the tiniest bit of dark brown comes through around the edges.

Smell: Malts, brown sugar, and sweetened coffee creamer jump out. Bitter black coffee notes come out as the beer approaches room temperature. A barley and grain aroma also come out.

Taste: Dark chocolate and toasted malts are in the forefront. The sweetness comes around in the middle of the drink, and is pleasantly balanced with the rest of the flavors. A tiny bit of coffee hits at the end. The bitterness from the dark coffee really lasts in the aftertaste.

Mouthfeel: Medium body with a high carbonation level. The tiny but plentiful bubbles really come out to play in this beer. Body is just above being "light."

Overall: Good beer, easy drinkability, balanced flavors, nothing really overpowering. This is a good beer that really reminded me that beers don't need to be overly hopped or have an intense coffee or bourbon flavors to be pleasurable.

Serving type: bottle

04-07-2011 19:23:36 | More by otto251068
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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 2,245 ratings.