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

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BA SCORE
88
very good

2,420 Ratings
THE BROS
98
world-class

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Ratings: 2,420
Reviews: 1,220
rAvg: 3.91
pDev: 12.79%
Wants: 153
Gots: 133 | 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 Jebenhack
4.56/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of valkyrx
2.9/5  rDev -25.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

Definitely can taste the cheapness in this beer definitely way too bitter

Photo of porterman66
4.5/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Excellent stout. Very well-balanced and creamy. No particular standout notes which is a good thing.

Photo of sgregory
4/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Young_John
3.81/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

This is my favorite beer for washing down a bacon cheeseburger and fries. Rich and creamy mouthfeel, flavorful, roasty and sweet, smells just great and looks just so inviting with its fluffy tan head and significant lacing. My favorite style is imperial stouts, but their ABV is often too high to wash down that kind of meal with, at least at my pace. I find this stout nicely fills the niche that exists in the gap between traditional stouts and imperial stouts. While I don't drink one nearly as often as a Guinness for example, I certainly enjoy it more when I do.

Photo of wulfie85
4.09/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of VTR
1.93/5  rDev -50.6%
look: 3 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Poured from a 12 oz glass to a snifter.

Well I had heard good things about this stout so I was excited to see it arrive at a local shop. The stout has a good dark color but not as black as I would expect. The nose left a lot to be desired. I did not detect any complexity just roasted malts and some light cream and hops. When I took a sip I was a little lost. All I could taste is smokiness and bitter hops from start to finish. I expect some smokiness from stouts but it was over the top. Where was the cream? chocolate? vanilla? and all the other flavors that you would expect from a stout, no less a cream stout? I let it warm even more and did not find that it improved, just the same smokiness and hops. I don't know maybe I am missing something but I did drink the whole 6 pack before writing this review. I would not seek this out again as there are better cream stouts out there.

Photo of danlib21
3.1/5  rDev -20.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Nice flavor and aroma. More than I was expecting.

Photo of Raskolnikov
4.21/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Jeremyhum
3.94/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Definite notes of chocolate. A little heavy.

Photo of JNForsyth
3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of BlackHawk89
3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

Photo of Jerid
3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of rderedin
3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

Photo of AU98
4/5  rDev +2.3%

Photo of dan3099
3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of nicole309
3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

Photo of drews240
4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of Hootie159
3.85/5  rDev -1.5%

Photo of Jeff_Winger
3/5  rDev -23.3%

Photo of Ike_Potter
2.18/5  rDev -44.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of Rideguy64
2.75/5  rDev -29.7%

I seem to be missing something with this offering from Sam. Aftertaste is like licking an ashtray. I enjoy a smokey stout, but this one seems to be overboard.

Photo of Graham_D_Dillon
4/5  rDev +2.3%

My favorite pretzels in the world are made from a small company that burns them on purpose. They are my favorite to snack on them and are a rare treat. This beer has an after taste just like those pretzels and I love it. However the initial taste was pretty bitter at first but halfway through, it lost its bitterness and became creamy. It's a pretty good beer to sit down and drink or have with a meal.

Photo of TEKNISHE
3.25/5  rDev -16.9%

Photo of S_Nowak
4/5  rDev +2.3%

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Samuel Adams Cream Stout from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
88 out of 100 based on 2,420 ratings.