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Samson Stout - Estes Park Brewery

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BA SCORE
78
okay

62 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 62
Reviews: 38
rAvg: 3.35
pDev: 12.84%
Wants: 1
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Estes Park Brewery visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
Oatmeal Stout |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 02-27-2002)
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LuckyJohn

Colorado

3.5/5  rDev +4.5%

06-11-2014 04:05:39 | More by LuckyJohn
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WDJersey

Colorado

3.5/5  rDev +4.5%

05-24-2014 04:30:52 | More by WDJersey
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UncleAddie

Arizona

2.75/5  rDev -17.9%

03-27-2014 21:51:48 | More by UncleAddie
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Drknight

Virginia

3.25/5  rDev -3%

03-23-2014 19:34:49 | More by Drknight
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SamN

Colorado

2.08/5  rDev -37.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 1.5

Samson stout is a fairly typical stout; inky black with only residual light glow art the far edges. Dark stuff. Not much of a head comes out even wirth a vigorous pour. A very light desert tan color, if I remember correctly. It faded before I could really get a good look at it.

Smell is vague, unfortunately. First aroma that comes to mind is mincemeat, plums or other dark fuirty sweetness. Man aroma is really hard to detect. Some sort of somkey-dark malts. No real roastyness, no coffee or chocolate. Tinny aromas, like an ajunct. Taste is similar; sort of sharp, metallic tastes at first. Fades into watery blandness with some mild hops essence. Not good. Body is almost medium, a tad thin. Carbonation is light but well done overall.

Not a good beer. Almost no aroma or taste, what exists is low-quality. I did noit like this beer at all, reallty a poor stout.

Serving type: bottle

02-23-2014 23:01:42 | More by SamN
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richkrull

Wisconsin

3.5/5  rDev +4.5%

12-22-2013 21:30:14 | More by richkrull
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vcoggins

Texas

3.5/5  rDev +4.5%

12-04-2013 01:20:41 | More by vcoggins
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derkfromwi

Wisconsin

3.25/5  rDev -3%

11-18-2013 01:20:43 | More by derkfromwi
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jaydoc

Kansas

3.25/5  rDev -3%

11-16-2013 04:26:38 | More by jaydoc
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DrIPA

Michigan

3/5  rDev -10.4%

10-16-2013 14:18:46 | More by DrIPA
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CFHMagnet

Ohio

3.38/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

This is one of the last beers left from my trip to Colorado. Like the other brews from this company, the bottle lists neither an ABV nor a date.

I pour this one aggressively and am rewarded with a finger and 1/2 of brown head over a nearly black body. The head shrinks pretty quickly, but retains a thin sheen of foam at the top. Lace tries to cling to the side.

Deep roasted malt, coffee and chocolate are all in today.

Deep roasted malt makes up the main body of the brew with a hint at dark fruit. Coffee and chocolate are weak notes.

The body is medium on this, and lacks the creaminess I was looking forward to. It goes down clean with no residue, but seriously activates the saliva glands.

Serving type: bottle

07-29-2013 18:46:20 | More by CFHMagnet
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andrewkgray91

Colorado

3.25/5  rDev -3%

07-27-2013 02:04:05 | More by andrewkgray91
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blindpiggie

Colorado

3.5/5  rDev +4.5%

07-18-2013 23:48:50 | More by blindpiggie
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cpetrone84

Pennsylvania

3.38/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Pour is black with caramel head and large bubbles. Nose is heavy roast, faint peat, notes of bakers chocolate a d bitter coffee. Taste is less roasty, still powerful, front of palate, dry chocolate and bitter coffee. Finish is empty, carb is very light and body falls off in the finish.

Serving type: bottle

07-03-2013 17:39:59 | More by cpetrone84
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Leazk

New York

3.5/5  rDev +4.5%

06-14-2013 20:04:02 | More by Leazk
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crobinso

Colorado

2.75/5  rDev -17.9%

04-07-2013 00:46:35 | More by crobinso
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ilikebeer03

Texas

3.5/5  rDev +4.5%

03-06-2013 00:20:17 | More by ilikebeer03
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Eric908

South Dakota

3.75/5  rDev +11.9%

01-27-2013 19:54:57 | More by Eric908
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MarkyMOD

Colorado

3.5/5  rDev +4.5%

11-06-2012 02:47:24 | More by MarkyMOD
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tronester

Oklahoma

3.25/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

pours a very dark brown, almost black. pleasant aromas of coffee, some chocolate, and a hint of licorice. taste begins with a big coffee start, then some chocolate. after that some anise. earthy bitter finish. mouthfeel is a bit light for an oatmeal stout. overall a decent beer.

Serving type: bottle

10-26-2012 00:50:09 | More by tronester
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Ispeakforthetrees

Colorado

3.5/5  rDev +4.5%

09-03-2012 02:14:52 | More by Ispeakforthetrees
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denver10

Kentucky

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

Pours black with a foamy chocolate head and very nice lacing. The aroma offers some roastiness, some bitterness, some chocolate. Flavor starts off with a hit of roastiness, the chocolate and oats then shows itself, and it finishes with some nice bitterness. Flavor is a touch watery and flavor isn't a sharp as it could be, a little muted. Mouthfeel is on the fuller side showing some silkiness but held back because its a touch watery. Overall, not a bad beer but also not a good beer. That said, I personally kinda enjoyed it. As a sucker for oatmeal stouts, and love when they offer a bitter finish, I would drink this one again without any regrets. I just wouldn't recommend it to others.

Serving type: on-tap

08-19-2012 20:44:16 | More by denver10
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nitter

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev +4.5%

07-25-2012 22:13:46 | More by nitter
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ssjkyle

Nebraska

4/5  rDev +19.4%

07-14-2012 04:49:47 | More by ssjkyle
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carteravebrew

Colorado

2.5/5  rDev -25.4%

06-18-2012 21:58:04 | More by carteravebrew
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Samson Stout from Estes Park Brewery
78 out of 100 based on 62 ratings.