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Samuel Adams Black & Brew Coffee Stout - Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)

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Samuel Adams Black & Brew Coffee StoutSamuel Adams Black & Brew Coffee Stout

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BA SCORE
83
good

980 Ratings
THE BROS
74
okay

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Ratings: 980
Reviews: 330
rAvg: 3.68
pDev: 16.03%
Wants: 27
Gots: 30 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams) visit their website
Massachusetts, United States

Style | ABV
American Stout |  5.80% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Vixie on 10-22-2011)
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The_Hucklebuck

Connecticut

4/5  rDev +8.7%

04-11-2012 20:45:18 | More by The_Hucklebuck
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chrispoint

Connecticut

2/5  rDev -45.7%

04-11-2012 05:45:15 | More by chrispoint
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JayfromBoston

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

04-11-2012 02:14:46 | More by JayfromBoston
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lnanthony


5/5  rDev +35.9%

04-10-2012 23:48:53 | More by lnanthony
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macrosmatic

Florida

3/5  rDev -18.5%

04-10-2012 05:40:24 | More by macrosmatic
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syrupjoe

Minnesota

3.58/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

12Oz bottle into pint glass. Enjoying it in the Northwoods of Wisconsin. Pours a very dark brown with a creamy mocha tan head.

Nose: coffee, roast, cocoa, caramel.

Taste: coffee, acidity, roast, peat, molasses.

Overall a decent coffee beer. No overwhelmingly strong flavors, but fairly well balenced. Wish it was sweeter and had a more solid beer base.

Serving type: bottle

04-10-2012 03:56:01 | More by syrupjoe
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CarlssonMB


3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

04-09-2012 20:14:13 | More by CarlssonMB
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amir


4.25/5  rDev +15.5%

04-08-2012 01:48:40 | More by amir
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Roger415


4/5  rDev +8.7%

04-07-2012 02:49:44 | More by Roger415
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cisteve

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

04-07-2012 02:30:04 | More by cisteve
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GoGators

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

04-06-2012 13:44:47 | More by GoGators
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magine

Pennsylvania

3.83/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a nonic.

Pours a near black color with some ruby edges. Has a thick tan head with lots of bubbles. Big chunky head with lots of lace at the onset, and it settles nicely to a dense layer. Good patchy lace rims the glass. Great looks on this brew.

Brew smells of sweet roasted coffee and chocolate, maybe even chicory and some dark fruits. Good nose.

Brew is crisp and peppery upfront. Surprising carbonation, not bad though. Has almost a hop feel as well. Good Coffee and dark fruits here. The dark fruits have a nice flavor that switches this style up. Good drinkability here. Finishes a tad dry. An interesting brew for sure. Good flavors, could use more thickness here though. Good taste, mouthfeel average.

Brew is good and sessionable and has some different things going on other than what you would you would expect from a straight up coffee stout. Good solid brew, wish it was a bit more chewy and thick though. Good though.

Serving type: bottle

04-06-2012 00:43:23 | More by magine
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Bracchos


4.25/5  rDev +15.5%

04-05-2012 04:04:22 | More by Bracchos
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wspscott

Kentucky

3.8/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12oz bottle in pint glass
best by: June 2012

A: Pours completely black with a thin tan head, looks like a standard stout.
S: Some roasted malts, a little bit of chocolate and some coffee
T: Tastes like a light version of a sweet stout with a little bit of coffee added. The roasted malts are very much in the background and the coffee is mostly on the back of the tongue. Everything is well integrated, so no ingredient dominates.
M: Not light, not heavy, definitely not in the style of a RIS. Right on the nose for carbonation, i.e. not too much or too little.
O: I like this beer quite a bit, it is nice to have a solid stout with the coffee addition vs. a RIS with coffee (I like those also). This makes me want to brew a sweet stout with coffee, something I would not have thought of before having this beer. I would not reach for this all the time, but I have enjoyed the couple out of the mixed pack. I would definitely pick up a sixer next fall/winter.

Serving type: bottle

04-05-2012 00:23:10 | More by wspscott
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cjbeckman

Delaware

2.75/5  rDev -25.3%

04-04-2012 23:55:48 | More by cjbeckman
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MumboJumbo

Colorado

2.75/5  rDev -25.3%

04-04-2012 19:40:07 | More by MumboJumbo
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bill_rue


3/5  rDev -18.5%

04-04-2012 15:37:38 | More by bill_rue
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Ruger

Kentucky

3.33/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A - Pours almost a complete black with a tan three finger head with great retention and lacing.

S - Strong chocolate and milk, I'm not getting any coffee at all in the smell.

T - Right up front raw coffee beans and then roasted malt/chocolate with a slightly bitter aftertaste.

M - Solid medium body with moderate carbonation.

Serving type: bottle

04-04-2012 01:47:58 | More by Ruger
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agreenman19

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

04-01-2012 23:07:27 | More by agreenman19
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pastafarian

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

04-01-2012 23:00:08 | More by pastafarian
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oldirtycaffrey

Virginia

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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gan777

Florida

5/5  rDev +35.9%

03-31-2012 14:23:09 | More by gan777
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KevdoggNasty


3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

03-30-2012 05:42:05 | More by KevdoggNasty
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gleemonger

California

4.25/5  rDev +15.5%

03-29-2012 17:42:38 | More by gleemonger
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scott2269

Ohio

4/5  rDev +8.7%

03-27-2012 04:29:02 | More by scott2269
Samuel Adams Black & Brew Coffee Stout from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
83 out of 100 based on 980 ratings.