Samuel Adams Black & Brew Coffee Stout - Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
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Reviews by oldirtycaffrey:
3.48/5 rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5
This coffee stout does not disappoint if you're craving a brew that tastes like coffee. Pours a dark black with a 1/2 inch foamy tan head, leaving a good amount of lacing along the glass. The smell is bitter, chocolatey, sweet; the taste is also bitter, with hints of molasses, caramel, chocolate, and roasted coffee. Towards the end, the flavors dissipate a bit and you're left with basically just the bitterness. Although most like to pair a coffee or oatmeal stout with dessert, I'm more along the lines of pairing these types of stouts (and imperial stouts) with a good burger. I'd have this one again if I was eating a burger, or maybe as an after-dinner brew, but it's definitely a novelty beer imo as opposed to a truly great stout.
Serving type: bottle
04-01-2012 21:02:41 | More by oldirtycaffrey
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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 954 ratings.