Samuel Adams Black & Brew Coffee Stout - Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
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Reviews by SaCkErZ9:
4.15/5 rDev +12.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Got this is in one of those mixed twelvers for the winter season. I was excited to see some really new beers and I was most excited about this one. I love coffee beers so my interests were piqued immediately.
Pours perfectly. Nearly opaque with some dark chocolate highlights visible in the bright Carolina sun. The head is picture perfect: One finger in size continuosly, creamy, foamy, rocky and very firm. I dont give 5's often in appearance but this one deserves it.
Aroma has coffee immediately up front. Expected and welcomed. Slightly sweet and metallic as well, also expected. Perhaps a touch more fresh coffee would make this one a 5 in the smell category. The coffee aroma was more extract or coffee malts than actual coffee grounds.
Flavor was lacking a lot of the coffee I was looking for, given the aroma. Slight coffee but with more dark fruit coffee. I guess its not really that bad but I prefer dark roast, espresso coffee to the more fruity blends. Not SA's fault I suppose.
Mouthfeel was medium bodied and very creamy. This is one of my top 3-5 SA beers of all time. I was really pleased with this one. I suspect this would be a great "coffee gateway" beer as the coffee isnt in your face but more subdued and milder. A great beer indeed!
Serving type: bottle
01-25-2012 20:05:37 | More by SaCkErZ9
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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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