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

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BA SCORE
88
very good

2,393 Ratings
THE BROS
98
world-class

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Ratings: 2,393
Reviews: 1,212
rAvg: 3.92
pDev: 12.5%
Wants: 147
Gots: 119 | 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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3/5  rDev -23.5%

dabeers1013, Jan 04, 2012
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5/5  rDev +27.6%

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4/5  rDev +2%

fox227, Jan 03, 2012
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4/5  rDev +2%

antique, Jan 03, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +14.8%

dragomni, Jan 02, 2012
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4/5  rDev +2%

rfbenavi80, Jan 02, 2012
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3/5  rDev -23.5%

Sinewave, Jan 01, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +14.8%

Kyrgyzbrewer, Jan 01, 2012
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4/5  rDev +2%

Stoffel, Jan 01, 2012
Photo of JoLight
4.97/5  rDev +26.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

The body is a black/darkest of brown color, with a light tan/off-white, creamy head that dissipates into a tiny layer of creamy foam. There is some lacing, but not as much as I expected.

The aroma is sweet, and typical of a stout. There's a little bit more of a vanilla hint to it than say, a Guinness. Some dark roasted malts hit the nose, followed by dark coffee, and some chocolate/cocoa as well.

As for the taste, it's sweet, sort of vanilla-like, with loads of dark coffee and dark chocolate, finishing with a slight vanilla/cream hint. The hop bitterness is very low; most of the bite comes from the carbonation, I would say. It is pretty carbonated.

The drinkability is beyond high, and an extremely smooth beer, at that.

Not to demean Guinness in any way, but I'd buy this over it any day of the year. This is one of my new favorite, year-round beers. I'm so glad I tried this.

JoLight, Jan 01, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +14.8%

jtmcgraw, Dec 30, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +14.8%

NickyDee21, Dec 30, 2011
Photo of wafers
4.08/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: pours a deep cola brown to black with some ruby red tinges along the sides when held to light... Moderate amount of coffee-like head that remains for a time after the pour
S: not too strong aroma-wise...some light malts but that's about it.
T: roasted flavors up front but not overpowering...mainly coffee, some dark chocolate, and a touch of vanilla-like sweetness towards the end.
M: smooth, somewhat thick, texture allows for the taste to sort of linger in your mouth.
O: one of my favorite stouts...has that roasted taste that you would expect from a stout but adds just enough sweetness to make it interesting

wafers, Dec 30, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +14.8%

cdwil, Dec 29, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +14.8%

TerrenceOBrien, Dec 28, 2011
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3/5  rDev -23.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured a 1" pale mocha head. Body is burnt umber brown but still dark as coffee. Smell is very mildly malt. Taste is actually even milder on malt than the smell, and there's really not much else going on besides malt. Body is medium leaning towards light. All in all I think this is just a mainstream cream stout and quite forgettable.

MoreThanWine, Dec 28, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +14.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +14.8%

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4/5  rDev +2%

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4/5  rDev +2%

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1/5  rDev -74.5%

CrashOverride, Dec 25, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +14.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

jophish17, Dec 24, 2011
Samuel Adams Cream Stout from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
88 out of 100 based on 2,393 ratings.