Samuel Adams Black & Brew Coffee Stout - Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
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Reviews by bagpiper2005:
3.18/5 rDev -13.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
Pour: Classic stout deep brown, almost black. Touches of red on the edges. Two and a half fingers of tan heal with good retention and nice streaks of lacing.
Smell: Smells like coffee. Not much else going on, mind you. Light aroma of roasted malt, but nothing too exciting.
Taste: Tastes, well, like coffee, and stale coffee at that. A little bit of roasted malt sweetness and mocha as well, but the backbone is rather bland. The coffee just overpowers everything.
Mouthfeel: Rather on the thin/watery side. Medium to high in carbonation.
Drinkability/Overall: I can pound these away, but wouldn't be very excited to. A rather lackluster performer, and though it is palatable, it's not very interesting.
Final Notes: Not really a fan. About the only thing really great about this beer is the look. There are better stouts to be had, and in my opinion this is Sam Adams' worst attempt at a stout. I'll drink it to get rid of the mixed pack, but I wouldn't buy a sixer of it.
Serving type: bottle
12-08-2011 04:24:16 | More by bagpiper2005
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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 957 ratings.