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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

2,456 Ratings
THE BROS
98
world-class

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Ratings: 2,456
Reviews: 1,231
rAvg: 3.92
pDev: 12.5%
Wants: 172
Gots: 162 | 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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A- Poured black with a creamy brownish head.

S- Sweet milk chocolate, light charred aroma. Smells good, but lighter aroma

T- Dominant sweet milk chocolate flavor up front and strong mineral flavor on the finish. The flavor starts off nice, but does fall off some in the finish

M- Very creamy and smooth

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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.

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Samuel Adams Cream Stout from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
88 out of 100 based on 2,456 ratings.