Samuel Adams Black & Brew Coffee Stout - Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
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Reviews by RossCain:
4.22/5 rDev +14.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Poured from a bottled dated best by April 2012 into a pint glass:
A: Pours from the bottle with a look very akin to a cup of dark roast coffee, capping off with a semi-billowing cream colored head which slowly fades into a subtle cap of foamy goodness. Tight laces of bubbles hug the sides of the glass in neat form.
S: A bold roast of coffee dominates the nose with some earthy malts delicately propping the aroma up as a backbone. Light hints of sweet milk chocolate make a gentle wave to the nose as the stout's bold scent tapers off.
T: Great, robust notes of the roasted Sumatran coffee bean are present up front with a pleasant blend of roasty, sweet malt goodness carrying the flavor through. As the brew sits on the palate, notes of dark chocolate come to life and finish the taste profile with a gentle bittersweet touch.
M: Full-bodied and smooth with a rather attractive mouthfeel. Has a very similar mouthfeel to a cup of coffee which was brewed as thick of mud with just a touch of carbonation. The aftertaste is noticeably pleasant and much less aggressive than some other coffee stouts.
O: Definitely a winner in the line up of Samuel Adams' seasonal 12 pack. I thought that this was a remarkably well blended coffee stout that plain and simple got it right, not frills attached. I would buy a sixer of this were it available
Serving type: bottle
11-02-2011 00:19:31 | More by RossCain
More User Reviews:
3.7/5 rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
A: Pours a dark, black with a short lived dark tan head.
S: Very malty aroma with no hop aroma. Lots of dark fruit, raisin. good amount of chocolate and coffee. Some alcohol notes in the aroma.
T: Big burst of coffee and cream with a chocolate hit soon after with a bit of raisin. Black coffee makes up the bulk of the aftertaste with a mild black olive note . No hop flavor to speak of. The alcohol is hidden well and it has a slight acidic bite. Finishes dry.
M: Medium full body almost chewy with low carbonation.
O: This is a decent stout. Big coffee flavor but for me a little too big, It lacks something, perhaps a complexity that other stouts have. It's definitely a beer that I would have no problem sitting back with on a cold winter night.
Serving type: bottle
05-31-2014 21:42:30 | More by slusk
Samuel Adams Black & Brew Coffee Stout from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
83 out of 100 based on 976 ratings.