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Samson Stout - Estes Park Brewery

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BA SCORE
78
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65 Ratings
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Ratings: 65
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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3.75/5  rDev +11.9%

chrishiker1409, Oct 03, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -17.9%

Thirstygoat, Aug 30, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -3%

Mxsluis, Aug 01, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +4.5%

LuckyJohn, Jun 11, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +4.5%

WDJersey, May 24, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -17.9%

UncleAddie, Mar 27, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -3%

Drknight, Mar 23, 2014
Photo of SamN
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.

SamN, Feb 23, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +4.5%

richkrull, Dec 22, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +4.5%

vcoggins, Dec 04, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -3%

derkfromwi, Nov 18, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -3%

jaydoc, Nov 16, 2013
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3/5  rDev -10.4%

DrIPA, Oct 16, 2013
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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.

CFHMagnet, Jul 29, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -3%

andrewkgray91, Jul 27, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +4.5%

blindpiggie, Jul 19, 2013
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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.

cpetrone84, Jul 03, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +4.5%

Leazk, Jun 14, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -17.9%

crobinso, Apr 07, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +4.5%

ilikebeer03, Mar 06, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +11.9%

Eric908, Jan 27, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +4.5%

MarkyMOD, Nov 06, 2012
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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.

tronester, Oct 26, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +4.5%

Ispeakforthetrees, Sep 03, 2012
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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.

denver10, Aug 19, 2012
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Samson Stout from Estes Park Brewery
78 out of 100 based on 65 ratings.