Samuel Adams Black & Brew Coffee Stout - Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
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Reviews by ZimZamZoom:
4.65/5 rDev +26.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5
Mostly deep brown to black, with some nice scarlet edges when held to some light. An initial finger's worth of black head fades to a bit of a film rather quickly. Not problem, it looks great!
Hey a really nice sweet and roasty aroma. More creamy and chocolatey than coffee. Maybe a chilled coffee that had some mocha or even Swiss chocolate added. Taste on the other hand is big on coffee flavor, but is somehow balanced in that the sweetness of malts and/or something else really take any bitterness out of the beer. Great coffee flavor, but again almost like it's been diluted with something sweet and wonderful.
I've had some coffee beers...and this one ranks up there with the best. Hand down, no contest.
Great smooth mouthfeel, creamy and almost soothing. How do they do that? Great substance to this beer. An extremely quaff-able stout!!
Serving type: bottle
12-21-2011 21:00:36 | More by ZimZamZoom
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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
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 980 ratings.