Samuel Adams Black & Brew Coffee Stout - Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
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Reviews by GregBlatz:
4.08/5 rDev +10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
A - Pours a deep dark black that reveals barely a subtle red held to the light. The head is 1/2" khaki and fades pretty quickly. Laces the glass nicely.
S - Sweet and roasty. Notes of alcohol heat. Not getting much coffee yet. Estery.
T - Not as bold of a stout as I thought it would be. The coffee really is put up front. Behind the coffee is the roastiness of the malt. Pretty sweet, and I'm guessing maybe some lactose? I think it has more of an English stout character than of an American or Irish. Diacetyl is very present and appreciated.
M - Pretty thin bodied. Medium carbonation with a solid bite. No real alcohol warmth. I'm not sure of the starting gravity but I suggest this is around 1.050 - 1.055?
O - A very nice beer. It becomes more appreciable as it warms and you get near the bottom of the glass. Well done.
Serving type: bottle
11-05-2011 21:29:56 | More by GregBlatz
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3.7/5 rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Sampled December 2013 from a bottle into a pint glass.
Appearance: Very dark color with a nice tan head. The head lasted a long time, and left a thin coating on the inside of the glass.
Smell: There are roasted coffee aromas, along with some strong malt aromas. The combination made for an interesting aroma. Not much of a hop smell.
Taste: Full-bodied with an interesting mix of malt, and coffee. There is a little chocolate flavor as well. As with the aroma, there is not much of a hop flavor to balance the malt.
Mouth feel: Full-bodied, but very smooth. Very creamy.
Overall: Good stout. I enjoyed the bottle that I drank, but the coffee flavor can dominate.
Serving type: bottle
12-28-2013 20:37:02 | More by JJKBeerLvr
Samuel Adams Black & Brew Coffee Stout from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
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