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Samuel Adams Cream Stout - Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)

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BA SCORE
88
very good

2,383 Ratings
THE BROS
98
world-class

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Ratings: 2,383
Reviews: 1,212
rAvg: 3.91
pDev: 12.53%
Wants: 145
Gots: 114 | 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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Photo of steinlifter
4.9/5  rDev +25.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Poured a dark brown, thick rich head with good retention.
smell is of lightly roasted coffee and chocolate.
taste is EXCEPTIONAL! all kinds of flavors coming through here.
mouthfeel is rich and creamy.
drinkability is great! I have made this a session beer this winter...SOOOO much better than Guiness...just very satisfying...a VERY well done stout! love it!

steinlifter, Jan 28, 2011
Photo of gleemonger
4.88/5  rDev +24.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Dark brown, almost black with just a little light showing through. Off white to tan head that's nice and creamy and lingers throughout the glass and leaves heavy lacing.

Sweet and roasty, pretty subtle. Picking up some chocolate and a touch of coffee. Very pleasant, but would like a little more.

Very much like the nose, a super well balance between the sweet and the roasty - nothing takes over and nothing lingers. Tasty dark chocolate, the usual lactose sweetness and just a touch of roast. Very very nice.

Fairly heavy, semi light carbonation, very creamy and smooth. A dessert, yet refreshing at the same time.

Very impressed by this one. The balance is perfect - not too sweet, not too heavy, just a great example of the style.

gleemonger, Jun 13, 2013
Photo of acevenom
4.88/5  rDev +24.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Pours dark brown with a finger length light brown head. There's an aroma of roasted malts and coffee. I can also smell some chocolate. The first sip delivers the roasted malt flavor as well as the coffee and hints of chocolate. There's a pleasing mild bitterness. The flavors linger on the palatte. This is mildly carbonated and abundant lacing is left on the glass. This beer is medium bodied and very smooth and creamy. This is a well balanced, top notch beer.

acevenom, Feb 18, 2012
Photo of RBorsato
4.85/5  rDev +24%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Black with ruby red highlights and a creamy brown head and decent carbonation which leaves sheets of lace. Sweet dark chocolate (unsweetened baker's chocolate?) aroma. Nice, chocolatey, roasty, and sweet but not nearly as sweet as Mackeson's. Medium-full bodied with a roasty espresso-like finish.

Per Label: Roasted chocolate malt, unmalted barley and English hops.

Per M.J. - U.B.: 1056 OG/14 P; 4.4% ABV; Pale, crystal, and chocolate malts, malted wheat, and roast barley; Fuggles and Goldings hops.

Per B.A.B. book: 5% ABV

Purchase Before: 02/2000
Tasted: 09/19/03

RBorsato, Sep 19, 2003
Photo of BeefyMee
4.85/5  rDev +24%
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.

BeefyMee, Feb 10, 2004
Photo of horshack7
4.83/5  rDev +23.5%
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

horshack7, Nov 24, 2008
Photo of CaptJackHarkness
4.83/5  rDev +23.5%
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"

CaptJackHarkness, Aug 21, 2011
Photo of a061183
4.8/5  rDev +22.8%
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

a061183, Sep 25, 2008
Photo of January
4.8/5  rDev +22.8%

January, Sep 21, 2014
Photo of bob34280fl
4.8/5  rDev +22.8%

bob34280fl, Sep 03, 2014
Photo of leipsicbob
4.8/5  rDev +22.8%
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!

leipsicbob, Aug 08, 2010
Photo of Murph
4.78/5  rDev +22.3%
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.

Murph, Feb 11, 2002
Photo of beertaster13
4.78/5  rDev +22.3%
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.

beertaster13, Jan 05, 2008
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Samuel Adams Cream Stout from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
88 out of 100 based on 2,383 ratings.