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Samson Stout - Estes Park Brewery

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66 Ratings
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Ratings: 66
Reviews: 39
rAvg: 3.35
pDev: 12.84%
Wants: 1
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Estes Park Brewery visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
Oatmeal Stout |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 02-27-2002

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3.8/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

January 15, 2015

Draft, taster glass

A – Deep brown to black, with a beautiful, deep tan to chocolate foam head. Fairly long retention, with a thin layer settling on top.

S – Light coffee and mildly bittersweet chocolate. Some very light spicy hops. The malts are the showcase.

T – Strong chocolate, semi-dark, with light roasted coffee. Sweet and malty, with some roasted malt bitterness and light hop bitterness bringing up the back.

M – Velvety, low carbonation. Almost nitro-ish. Very silky. Slight sparkle in the finish.

O – I like the appearance and aroma profile, but something seems missing from the flavor. Good and easy to drink though.

Photo of chrishiker1409
3.75/5  rDev +11.9%

Photo of Thirstygoat
2.75/5  rDev -17.9%

Photo of Mxsluis
3.25/5  rDev -3%

Photo of LuckyJohn
3.5/5  rDev +4.5%

Photo of WDJersey
3.5/5  rDev +4.5%

Photo of UncleAddie
2.75/5  rDev -17.9%

Photo of Drknight
3.25/5  rDev -3%

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.

Photo of richkrull
3.5/5  rDev +4.5%

Photo of vcoggins
3.5/5  rDev +4.5%

Photo of derkfromwi
3.25/5  rDev -3%

Photo of jaydoc
3.25/5  rDev -3%

Photo of DrIPA
3/5  rDev -10.4%

Photo of CFHMagnet
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.

Photo of andrewkgray91
3.25/5  rDev -3%

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3.5/5  rDev +4.5%

Photo of cpetrone84
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.

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3.5/5  rDev +4.5%

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2.75/5  rDev -17.9%

Photo of ilikebeer03
3.5/5  rDev +4.5%

Photo of Eric908
3.75/5  rDev +11.9%

Photo of MarkyMOD
3.5/5  rDev +4.5%

Photo of tronester
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.

Photo of Ispeakforthetrees
3.5/5  rDev +4.5%

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Samson Stout from Estes Park Brewery
77 out of 100 based on 66 ratings.