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Samuel Adams Black & Brew Coffee Stout - Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)

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Samuel Adams Black & Brew Coffee StoutSamuel Adams Black & Brew Coffee Stout

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BA SCORE
83
good

982 Ratings
THE BROS
74
okay

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Ratings: 982
Reviews: 330
rAvg: 3.68
pDev: 16.03%
Wants: 27
Gots: 31 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams) visit their website
Massachusetts, United States

Style | ABV
American Stout |  5.80% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Vixie on 10-22-2011)
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Reviews by Kooz:
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Kooz

New York

3.33/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a bottle into a standard pint glass. Nice quarter-inch thick, chocolaty head floating on pitch black beer. Looks beautiful--exactly what a stout should look like. Head dissipates a little too quickly otherwise would have been a 5.

Smells a bit sweet (like sweetened condensed milk); the coffee scent comes through here too, but isn't overpowering.

Tastes good, but a bit too acidic. If it were a bit creamier in the taste to balance things out, it would be nicer, but that isn't to say this isn't nice--it's just too sharp to have more than one.

The lingering acidity is a detriment, but it's countered by the full body. This swishes to a tightly packed foam (almost a whipped cream consistency) which is great.

Overall, this beer showed a lot of promise, but didn't fully deliver. Still, it is a very good stout, and for coffee stouts, it's one of the best I've had. The acidity that the coffee brings isn't the most pleasant addition to the beer, but the flavor is nice, the body is good, and the look is magnificent.

Serving type: bottle

02-11-2012 01:27:43 | More by Kooz
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Samuel Adams Black & Brew Coffee Stout from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
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