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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

2,432 Ratings
THE BROS
98
world-class

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Ratings: 2,432
Reviews: 1,223
rAvg: 3.91
pDev: 12.53%
Wants: 161
Gots: 143 | 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:
Beer added by: Jason on 10-29-2001

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Photo of Gemini6
3.75/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ramrod666
4.59/5  rDev +17.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of Jebenhack
4.53/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of valkyrx
2.91/5  rDev -25.6%
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
4.08/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of VTR
1.94/5  rDev -50.4%
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
3.11/5  rDev -20.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Nice flavor and aroma. More than I was expecting.

Photo of Raskolnikov
4.19/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Jeremyhum
3.92/5  rDev +0.3%
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
2.21/5  rDev -43.5%
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.

Samuel Adams Cream Stout from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
88 out of 100 based on 2,432 ratings.