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

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Reviews: 332
Hads: 1,013
rAvg: 3.77
pDev: 10.61%
Wants: 42
Gots: 40 | FT: 0
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Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams) visit their website
Massachusetts, United States

Style | ABV
American Stout |  5.80% ABV

Availability: Winter

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Beer added by: Vixie on 10-22-2011

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Reviews: 332 | Hads: 1,013
Photo of bnewall3
4.38/5  rDev +16.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I was highly impressed by this beer especially after having there Chocolate Bock, which was terrible in my opinion. This beer had a very creamy head along with a very creamy taste. The roasted malt characteristics were on point as well as the smooth finish. It could have had a little more hop taste(coming from someone who isn't high on hops) but overall i still give this beer an 8.5 out of 10 (395 characters)

Photo of Brunite
4.3/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Typical stout. Black as night. Just a hint of brown on the edges when held up to a light. A tan 1 finger head with decent lacing.

S: Nice. Sweet bit of chocolate...and a hint of astringency.

T: Wow.Very nice. A perfectly balanced blend of flavors. While the coffee is strong and does not overpower. Just enough chocolate/malt sweetness to keep you coming back. Nice roasted flavors are noticeable. Hops provide just enough bitterness to balance things. Awesome lingering flavors of coffee and chocolate. A Starbucks Cafe mocha in a beer!

M: Creamy...smooth...full bodied.

O: I REALLY like this new offering. Most coffee stouts I have had are higher ABV beers. This is perfect. Balance is the key. Nothing overpowers and this is highly drinkable. A great alternative to the imperial stouts with coffee. A great beer IMHO. I'll certainly stock up on this if it goes to sixers! (916 characters)

Photo of aorloski
3.92/5  rDev +4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Appearance - Pours a true to the style very dark black. White head, was hoping more khaki in it and it disappears very quickly, lacing seems to be pretty good though. Pretty standard

Smell - WOW, honestly smells like any good craft coffee stout. Big coffee in your face, roasted malts, i am pretty blown away by it.

Taste - Follows the nose. It kind of tastes like a waters down breakfast stout but in a good way. I am pretty damn impressed to be honest, nice roast, chocolate and coffee notes in this one.

Mouthfeel - Pretty standard, nothing good nothing great, fizzy yet smooth and milky.

Overall - I must say i bought the 12 pack winter variety just to try this beer and i am really glad i did, i was really kind of surprised at the quality of this one. Very coffee forward but does not dismiss the great qualities of a stout, chocolates and roasted malts. Very nice, i am impressed! (891 characters)

Photo of AdamBear
4.11/5  rDev +9%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Surprised to see this out so early! (oct 26)...too early in my opinion

A-very dark brown with a nice tan head that stays well. some lacing.

S-smells like coffee beans, like a fist full of coffee beans. just a hint of that samuel adams backbone to it. decent strength

T-comes in with an impressively full flavored taste of coffee beans. definitely has that bean taste to it more so than the actually beverage. its a good dark taste that continues as a great after-taste. this is a really good full flavored stout! has just a hint of sour milk to it.

M-creamy medium carbonation with a really creamy finish

O-i'm fairly impressed with this stout. Its one of the most full flavored American stouts that i've had. it shows how good and fairly intense flavor can come from a lower ABV. it does seems to lose some of its luster as the drink goes on. (848 characters)

Photo of TTAmod
3.62/5  rDev -4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

New for the 2011 Winter Holiday Variety Pack. Best by: Feb 28, 2012. Poured at 60 degrees F into Chimay chalice.

A: Black with dark brown highlights with a thick tan head that quickly recedes into nothingness.

S: Smells heavily of coffee, cream, and roasted malts. Interesting.

T: Really bizarre. It literally tastes like coffee. There's is a bit of a roasted malt backbone and a smidge of hops. There is also a nice chocolate undertone.

M: Medium-thick bodied. Moderate carbonation. As expected for a stout.

O: Definitely a nice winter-type drink. There's a lot more coffee character than any stout I've ever had before. It's not really a bad thing at's just...strange. I guess you don't how much it tastes like coffee unless you try it. If you're not a fan of coffee, avoid this one; you won't like it. Otherwise, it's a quality, albeit interesting, stout. Definitely worth picking up, especially since it comes packaged with some other great brews. (966 characters)

Photo of pzrhsau
4.03/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Nice rich brown body with a robust coffee colored head.
S: Roasty, smokey, and cocoa notes with a hint of charcoal.
T: The flavor starts with some nice roasted malt flavor and melds into a great subtle bitter coffee taste. Not too overpowering or overly sweet. Nice simple coffee stout.
M/O: This beer is a good representation of the style. Not too overpowering and not too sweet. (384 characters)

Photo of Vixie
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a deep black, very little light getting through. Forms a thin tan head which quickly fades to a bit of lacing.

Very strong coffee smell from this one. There is a bit of sweetness there, I can detect chocolate, but the coffee pretty much dominates.

It actually starts out sweet, like if you were drinking a mocha with whipped cream on top. The coffee then kicks in, not overpowering, but most noticeable at the back end. There is a bit of fruit as well, right before the coffee kicks in. The aftertaste is almost all coffee.

Feels pretty solid, not real thick, but far from watery. A little more carbonation would possibly make it feel a little stronger.

Overall I found this one to be very drinkable. Normally beers like this are a bit to bitter for my taste, but this one gives me a bit of sweet combined with a nice coffee flavor, minus the bitterness. Definitely worth checking out. (903 characters)

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Samuel Adams Black & Brew Coffee Stout from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
85 out of 100 based on 332 ratings.