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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

2,323 Ratings
THE BROS
98
world-class

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Ratings: 2,323
Reviews: 1,207
rAvg: 3.92
pDev: 12.5%
Wants: 136
Gots: 87 | 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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1/5  rDev -74.5%

trioxin, May 05, 2012
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1/5  rDev -74.5%

charb13, Jan 15, 2012
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1/5  rDev -74.5%

UncleJon206, May 31, 2012
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1/5  rDev -74.5%

BaconManic, Aug 16, 2012
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1/5  rDev -74.5%

CrashOverride, Dec 25, 2011
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1.65/5  rDev -57.9%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1

Poured a clear, dark burgundy with an off white head. The lack of opacity in this brew surprised me because stouts should never let even the slightest bit of light through. The head subsided pretty quickly and the aroma was very lacking in all that I desire from a stout. The flavor hit a little closer to home but was lacking in roasted character as well as malt complexity. Basically it tasted like a 1554 black ale from New Belgium with a touch more malt. Mouthfeel was bad as it tasted pretty thin and the carbonation was way to high. Not smooth, not creamy, this stout is not one i would ever buy again but i was glad that i only bought a single bottle.

RenoZymurgist, Oct 06, 2004
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1.75/5  rDev -55.4%

Sailracer, Mar 24, 2012
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2/5  rDev -49%

blknikon, May 08, 2013
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2/5  rDev -49%

Bwbkicks, Dec 14, 2011
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2/5  rDev -49%

Imsothirsty, Jan 27, 2012
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2/5  rDev -49%

TriskalJM, May 29, 2013
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2/5  rDev -49%

Thejebous, Oct 18, 2012
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2/5  rDev -49%

JohnBeerRun, Feb 03, 2012
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2/5  rDev -49%

DrunkIrishman, Sep 17, 2012
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2/5  rDev -49%

Jspriest, Nov 14, 2011
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2/5  rDev -49%

KevinDanger23, Nov 23, 2013
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2/5  rDev -49%

tblocks21, Jan 31, 2012
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2/5  rDev -49%

Rayme_Otto, Aug 07, 2014
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2/5  rDev -49%

PJF12866, Aug 05, 2012
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2/5  rDev -49%

JHurley, Apr 21, 2013
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2.1/5  rDev -46.4%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Nothing special from this stout. I was expecting more but the beer is mediocre at best. If it's the only stout available I'll drink it. The head was nice and thick thick and slow to dissipate. The initial smell after the poor left me without emotion or anticipation. Not overly bitter taste like Guiness, but too thin in body. Not sweet enough finish for a cream stout. This beer left me with an empty feeling.

Threelittlefish, Mar 10, 2010
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2.25/5  rDev -42.6%

soonerlight, Jun 03, 2012
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2.3/5  rDev -41.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Bought a 12 oz bottle individually, let it cool to ice-cold, and prepared to enjoy...

Unfortunately, I had to wait 'til my next beer to enjoy. This was bad. I had hoped for so much more based on a good reputation.

The appearance and smell weren't bad - smelled like a strange stout, which I expected was the cream flavor. Appearance was solid in the glass.

Then I tasted. It tastes like I poured milk into a Guinness. Not good. The mouthfeel was like a regular Sam Adams, not a stout. And drinkability was very poor given the above features, although I suppose if it tasted any kind of good I could drink lots given the watery mouthfeel.

I say: Avoid.

OLaw, Oct 21, 2009
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2.5/5  rDev -36.2%

atlbravsrno1, Jul 14, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -36.2%

Brown_9ft4x, Feb 24, 2013
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Samuel Adams Cream Stout from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
88 out of 100 based on 2,323 ratings.