Samuel Adams Black & Brew Coffee Stout - Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
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3.9/5 rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Pours out a black color with a nice frothy, tan head. The smell, like a lot of SA Brews, is kind of underwhelming. There are some detectable coffee notes, along with dark chocolate and liqourice aromas. The flavor is nice and bold with big coffee and chocolate malts battling it out for the predominate flavor. It ends with a nice smokey finish. To be honest, this brew reminds me a bit of Guinness and I don't typically make that comparison. It is just has certain pleasant smokey flavor that is nice to find in a Stout once in a while. The hops provide some bitterness but not a lot in the nose unfortunately. What I really like is how well the coffee blends with the dark malts. I was afraid that I would get a stale coffee taste from the brew and I don't get that at all. The coffee bolsters the chocolate malts in a way like eating a nice piece of quality dark chocolate with a fresh cup of joe. Mouthfeel was smooth. Overall I was pleasantly surprised by this beer and it actually justified buying the variety pack.
Serving type: bottle
12-09-2011 01:27:04 | More by Star80
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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)
83 out of 100 based on 954 ratings.