Samuel Adams Black & Brew Coffee Stout - Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
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Reviews by matt062286:
4.08/5 rDev +10.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
A - Pours black, a translucent mahogany color appears when held to light. Two fingers of fluffy khaki colored head that dissipates slowly. Excellent head retention and heavy lacing. Very imperial stout looking, quite pleasing.
S - Semi-sweet dark chocolate baking chips, vanilla, dark roast coffee, faint hops. Pretty solid overall.
T - Strong coffee presence, roasted, smoky malts. Notes of dark chocolate, marshmallow, vanilla, and alcohol astringency. Slight lingering of hop bitterness. Tastes to me like a lightweight version of an IS or RIS.
M - Medium bodied, mild carbonation.
O - Pretty typical for a Sam Adams, nothing too ambitious (not necessarily a bad thing) but unique in its own right. Wish it would have had a bigger body and more alcohol, but overall not bad.
Serving type: bottle
02-18-2012 02:01:03 | More by matt062286
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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.