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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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very good

2,224 Ratings

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Ratings: 2,224
Reviews: 1,203
rAvg: 3.92
pDev: 12.76%
Wants: 121
Gots: 59 | 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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4.85/5  rDev +23.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

12oz bottle from the brewmaster's collection

Appearance: A blackish shade of black. Tan head. Nice lacing.

Smell: Coffee and cream. Mmmm.

Taste: Thank you lord. Thank you Boston Beer Company. The taste is rich and coffee-like. Just plain indulgent. There's some dark chocolate flavor as well. Strong coffee aftertaste.

Mouthfeel: Heavenly creamy and smooth.

Drinkability: One of the most drinkable beers I've ever had, regardless of being a stout. It took some considerable self-restraint to make the glass last twenty minutes.

Beef Notes: One of my all-tme favorites. This beer almost leaves me speechless. It's even one that many non-beer drinkers don't mind, and at $7 a six pack, you're not going to find better bang for your buck. I'll be drinking this for some time to come.

Serving type: bottle

02-10-2004 02:46:03 | More by BeefyMee
Photo of horshack7


4.83/5  rDev +23.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Appearance: Out of a winter classics twelve pack it pours black as night with a thick tan cream head.

Aroma: The malt aroma is massive coming out of this wonderful stout. Tremendous chocolate notes along with coffee. Great hints of burnt hops that rise out of the top of this beauty.

Taste: A slight crispness to it at the start then it gets smooth and creamy. Big time chocolate espresso flavor with great notes of burnt hops. The dark roasted malts are incredible every flavor there is gargantuan.

Notes: This work of art is so drinkable such a prime example of a winter brew.Cheers

Serving type: bottle

11-24-2008 02:10:41 | More by horshack7
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New York

4.83/5  rDev +23.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

I'll be adding this one to my "regulars" list,
This has a lot going for it: Creamy full head that lasts a while, deep dark color, non bitter (less hoppy?). Absolutely a more than one beer, beer!
I should point out the freshness date was close to passing (Sept.2011) so I would think it even better when "new"

Serving type: bottle

08-21-2011 17:01:50 | More by CaptJackHarkness
Photo of a061183


4.8/5  rDev +22.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

A= Pours thick with a nice creamy head.

S= Not to strong for a stout but very coffe like.

T= I love the taste. Its strong expresso/coffe with a nice choclate finish to it. Its has many layers of flavors to it all which are great.

M= Light carbonation maybe medium but not very thick which is great and not too watery either just right.

D= This beer i can drink one after another easily. But i must say it is always is my last beer of the nite no matter what its delicious. Sam Adams makes great beers and i dont like people who knock them b/c they became big (just means all there brews are liked IMHO). I love the microbrews (Like Flying Dog or Descutes) but i wont hate on SA just b/c.

Serving type: bottle

Serving type: bottle

09-25-2008 11:17:58 | More by a061183
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4.8/5  rDev +22.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

My first review here.

It's been in the refrigerator overnight, so it is COLD!

A: Looks good, quite a head, sort of like lightly toasted bread in color. about the consistency of whipped cream.

S: Smells like most beer at first, then gets a sense of grain & something I Can't rally place, but it is definitely good.

T: WOW! Creamy, a good grain taste, with some not-very-subtle overtones of coffee - I like that - and some chocolate. A definite aftertaste of coffee (But I don't remember noticing it the first time I drank it) to it.

M: A bit bland, no real carbonation to "fizz" it, and the creaminess seemed a bit weak. Not bad, mind you, just a bit weak.

D: Yes. Not as heavy as Guinness to me, less "edgy. too. As I finish this review I'm already looking forward to my next one.

Do I like it? It's been my favorite from Sam Adams ever since I discovered it @ 1 1/2 years ago. A Great Winter Beer. but I enjoy it all year around!

Serving type: bottle

08-08-2010 22:12:20 | More by leipsicbob
Photo of Murph


4.78/5  rDev +21.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours an opaque brown with a rocky head that sticks before eventually dwindling to a nice lace. Smells of coffee and chocolate. The taste is great. A mocha flavor that finishes clean with almost no aftertaste. Smooth mouthfeel as the beer rolls across the tongue and palate. One of my favorites. I can drink this anytime with anything.

Serving type: bottle

02-11-2002 17:14:54 | More by Murph
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4.78/5  rDev +21.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

The Sam Adams Cream stout pours a nice dark ebony black with a frothy brown milkshake looking head. The smell is of roasted malts and chocolate mocha. Hints of espresso. The taste is incredible, milky smooth with roasted aftertones. The best stout I've had and one to always have in my fridge. This is a perfect winter beer, fire, sweats and a nice cream stout. Excellent.

Serving type: bottle

01-05-2008 02:19:45 | More by beertaster13
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4.75/5  rDev +21.2%

06-19-2014 00:25:04 | More by LucasShrugged
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4.75/5  rDev +21.2%

09-11-2013 04:19:25 | More by HawaiianSteel
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4.75/5  rDev +21.2%

08-28-2012 17:45:21 | More by ErikSkidmore
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4.75/5  rDev +21.2%

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4.75/5  rDev +21.2%

08-29-2013 02:59:37 | More by rmjacobson
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4.75/5  rDev +21.2%

06-02-2012 01:33:01 | More by Oddment
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4.75/5  rDev +21.2%

04-04-2012 00:14:42 | More by WhatAlesMe
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4.75/5  rDev +21.2%

08-09-2013 17:53:26 | More by sneakymagician
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4.75/5  rDev +21.2%

07-11-2014 21:13:16 | More by Dief88
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4.75/5  rDev +21.2%

07-13-2013 23:12:52 | More by ReverendJon
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4.75/5  rDev +21.2%

11-09-2013 02:44:48 | More by OHBridgeGuy
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4.75/5  rDev +21.2%

05-12-2014 20:03:52 | More by lost_sailor
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4.75/5  rDev +21.2%

06-21-2012 22:53:12 | More by Mick91
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4.75/5  rDev +21.2%

11-21-2013 01:36:13 | More by billyrenfroe
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4.75/5  rDev +21.2%

04-30-2012 03:17:11 | More by Mooseafer
Photo of Schmidts


4.75/5  rDev +21.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Pours coal black with nice tan Head. Smells of Chocolate, malts and coffee.
Taste is very ceamy and smooth wth tastes of roasted coffee Buttery Milk and sweet Coca. This is very creamy and refreshing in your mouth and a very nice cream stout. Samuel Adams has a very good one in this!
Give it a try

Serving type: bottle

12-23-2012 23:13:44 | More by Schmidts
Photo of likethetaste


4.75/5  rDev +21.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Wow! This is one fantastic brew! Poured very dark almost completely black. The foam was a lovely light brown color that had staying power. The smell was wonderful, smelling of coffee and dark chocolate. The taste was fantastic! Coffee with unsweetened dark chocolate flavors. The feel was just nice with a thick creamy feel that was nearly perfect.

This was good! And I will drink this over and over as much as it is available!

Serving type: bottle

10-30-2008 22:33:11 | More by likethetaste
Photo of Brad007


4.75/5  rDev +21.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a completely black color with a thin head and some lacing. Aroma is sweet and malty upfront with just a hint of roastiness. Taste is very nice, sweet, roasty and yet has a nice, clean finish. Leaves a roasty aftertaste that is somewhat sweet as well. It's not overly roasty nor overly sweet. Very drinkable as well. Definitely a beer I would drink again.

I think I lucked out on some very good brews from Sam Adams, based on such a random selection.

Serving type: bottle

09-16-2007 00:55:32 | More by Brad007
Samuel Adams Cream Stout from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
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