Samuel Adams Black & Brew Coffee Stout - Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
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3.83/5 rDev +4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4
Here's one I've been really looking forward to. Hell, what do you think I bought the Sam Adams Winter Classics pack for, the Boston Lager? Poured into a beer mug.
A: Pours a almost-but-not-quite pitch black body (put up to a strong light, there are hints of a ruby red color near the edges) with a 2.5-finger mocha-colored head that retains itself fairly nicely. There are tons of lacing clumps on the glass as well.
S: Coffee, with a background of roasted malts, chocolate, and vinous notes. Not the strongest smell, but a damn nice one.
T: As you'd expect, coffee opens up the body, with a malty, slightly chocolatey middle, and a vinous finish. Reminds me of a weaker Samuel Smith Imperial Stout. I like the taste, but I wish it was a bit bolder in flavor.
M: Quite creamy, but rather thin bodied (kind of like Guinness, really), with a slightly dry and underwhelming finish. Carbonation is medium.
O: I won't call it mind-blowingly amazing, but I will call it a very good, borderline great session stout that would make a great alternative to Guinness Draught. The only thing holding it back is its slightly suspect mouthfeel...oh who cares, it's still a must try. Are you listening, Boston Beer Company? GIVE US A SIX PACK OF THIS STUFF NOW KTHX.
Serving type: bottle
12-02-2011 21:39:33 | More by ThisWangsChung
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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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