Samuel Adams Black & Brew Coffee Stout - Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
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Reviews by Kooz:
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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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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