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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

976 Ratings
THE BROS
74
okay

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Ratings: 976
Reviews: 330
rAvg: 3.68
pDev: 16.03%
Wants: 27
Gots: 28 | 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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RossCain

Florida

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
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Samuel Adams Black & Brew Coffee Stout from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
83 out of 100 based on 976 ratings.