Samuel Adams Black & Brew Coffee Stout - Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
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Reviews by chickenflea:
3.58/5 rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
Bottle. Pours a deep black with a dense medium to thick tan head. Loads of roast, deep coffee, very roasty. Soft vanilla sugar note, caramel. Medium bodied, roast, coffee, chocolate flavors. Sour finish with a touch of hop bitterness to balance the experience. Tastes more like an Irish dry stout. The beer is drinkable, but you should drink it slow to savor the flavor profile. Some might say the beer is "unfocused." It tasted like a porter at first before morphing into a stout and then a black lager. But I think the progression of flavors in intriguing. Not a single-dimensional brew. But do all the dimensions converge? Not sure it works for everyone.
Serving type: bottle
11-22-2011 13:05:25 | More by chickenflea
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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 976 ratings.