Samuel Adams Nitro Coffee Stout
Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)

Samuel Adams Nitro Coffee StoutSamuel Adams Nitro Coffee Stout
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From:
Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
 
Massachusetts, United States
Style:
American Stout
Ranked #286
ABV:
5.8%
Score:
86
Ranked #19,742
Avg:
3.83 | pDev: 11.75%
Reviews:
150
Ratings:
339
Status:
Active
Rated:
Jan 10, 2022
Added:
Aug 18, 2015
Wants:
  30
Gots:
  150
SCORE
86
Very Good
Samuel Adams Nitro Coffee StoutSamuel Adams Nitro Coffee Stout
Notes: DARKLY ENTICING – smooth, velvety cream cascades into a jet black brew revealing a rich, robust character. The dark roasted malts create notes of bittersweet chocolate with hints of dark fruit while the Sumatran & Indian Monsoon Malabar coffees develop a deep roasty dimension.
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Rated: 3.16 by bismarksays from Iowa

Jan 10, 2022
 
Rated: 3.79 by jmbeerdude91 from Arizona

Jan 16, 2020
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Reviewed by craftbeersweden from Sweden

3.55/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
In a can. Best before May 2017.

Dark brown to black beer with a half finger high, beige nitro head.

Nose: Nuts, coffee, toffee, caramel, roasted malt and vanilla.
Taste: Little waterish. Coffee, brown sugar, toffee, roasted malt, coffee beans and cacao powder.
Mouth: Medium to light body. Dry ending. Light bitter.
Apr 09, 2019
 
Rated: 3.85 by KMcGrath from Massachusetts

Dec 03, 2018
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Reviewed by VikSTL from Missouri

3.01/5  rDev -21.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3
Big disappointment. I really wanted to like this beer b/c I love stouts and love coffee. The coffee element overwhelmed me and detracted from the good things: beautiful color and pour, great aroma. But it tastes like someone took a solid stout and poured a cup of super strong coffee into it. Subtlety anyone?
Aug 31, 2018
 
Rated: 3.6 by Tcsox from Massachusetts

Mar 26, 2018
 
Rated: 3.78 by craigbelly from Iowa

Feb 17, 2018
 
Rated: 3.25 by Ssippisam from Minnesota

Feb 11, 2018
 
Rated: 3.5 by 1971bernat from Virginia

Dec 29, 2017
 
Rated: 3.85 by SiepJones from Pennsylvania

Dec 18, 2017
 
Rated: 5 by Markmurphy34 from New Hampshire

Nov 29, 2017
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Reviewed by Cylinsier from Pennsylvania

3.59/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
16 oz can

Pours opaque black, very fine light tan nitrous head retains well at a half inch.

Smells of coffee, chocolate syrup, cracker and biscuit, and lactose.

Tastes of coffee, mocha, cream, and dry biscuit.

Medium creamy body, light carbonation on the tongue.

Reasonably decent coffee stout. The pour is pretty but the nitro doesn't come through in the feel as much. Flavor is average and inoffensive. Nothing off putting. Not especially memorable.
Nov 28, 2017
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Reviewed by peoplewithhands from Nebraska

3.78/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
Really nice look with a big creamy head. Smell is nutty, coffee deliciousness. The taste, to me, was both, a pleasant surprise that I do not taste the aluminum can, but I was also a little disappointed in the watered down flavor. The feel is comforting, creamy goodness. Overall, I was apprehensive about buying a beer from a can, but it was quite pleasant in general.
Nov 12, 2017
 
Rated: 3.78 by bschmidt_37 from Illinois

Oct 12, 2017
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Reviewed by jmdrpi from Pennsylvania

3.58/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
approximately 16 oz can, into glass

pours a dark brown color with the swirling nitro settlement into a normal looking stout with the creamy thick nitro head. mild coffee aroma. taste is mild as well - roast is subtle, not too dry. body feels a bit thin.
Oct 11, 2017
 
Rated: 4.01 by NeoClassicist from New York

Oct 04, 2017
 
Rated: 3.83 by Yancey82 from Pennsylvania

Sep 21, 2017
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Reviewed by MikeWard from Pennsylvania

3.98/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
on tap at Filet 18 in Bloomsburg on 9/7/17.

Looks pretty good, black body coffee with cream head which persists leaving nice lacing initially

Aroma is all about the coffee.

The taste is also all about the coffee. There is only a hint of roasted malt, which I appreciate, not being a fan of stouts where the malt borders on burnt.

The mouth is on the thinner side, which is a bit of a letdown for the style. Finish is smooth and coffee.

Overall, if you like a lot of coffee in your stout, this is a pretty good option.
Sep 15, 2017
 
Rated: 3.99 by HermitDan from New Jersey

Sep 12, 2017
 
Rated: 3.25 by thinwhiteduke from Illinois

Sep 02, 2017
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Reviewed by TheDoctor from Canada (QC)

3.72/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
Serving: Can
Best before: Jan-2018 (Consumed: August 23rd)


A:
Pours a cascading black with a half-finger of mocha nitro head. Good retention; some lacing. (4)

S:
Rich, nutty coffee. (3.75)

T:
Same as the aroma with some light mineraly taste as well. (3.75)

M:
Easy-drinking body with a soft nitro feel, a little thin-feeling. (3.75)

O:
Tasty enough beer.
It is pretty coffee-centric, nice looking, smooth and a little nutty. Not a bad beer at all, but nothing too snazzy either. (3.5)
Aug 24, 2017
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Rated by JSG18 from Rhode Island

4.8/5  rDev +25.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75
Exceptional.
Aug 22, 2017
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Reviewed by Wontonst from California

3.62/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
Pours a black brew with the usual long-lasting, brown nitro head. Appealing. Lots of coffee, cocoa, caramel, roasted malt. Dry taste, medium hoppiness. Tastes more like an Irish stout in my opinion. Not as much bold flavor as other beers of the same style. Medium bodied, smooth. Light carbonation. Overall a great brew.
Aug 19, 2017
 
Rated: 4.36 by BlackBeerDown from Arkansas

Jul 17, 2017
 
Rated: 3.82 by NodakEric from Minnesota

Jun 26, 2017
 
Rated: 3.37 by MakeBeerGreatAgain from North Carolina

Jun 24, 2017
 
Rated: 3.35 by Eman17 from Illinois

Jun 18, 2017
 
Rated: 3.65 by Chuckdiesel24 from Illinois

Jun 16, 2017
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Reviewed by Thomas_Wikman from Texas

4.31/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
I really liked this stout. The Nitro added smoothness and gave the beer a creamy and soft head that stayed a long time. Nitro is great.

Look: black color with a thick, creamy, good lacing, off-white head.

Aroma: roasted malts and chocolate

Taste: Roasted malts, sweet, dark chocolate, coffee. Very nice.

Feel: light to medium body, creamy
Jun 15, 2017
 
Rated: 3.37 by Beefstroganoff from Florida

Jun 03, 2017
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Reviewed by dd53grif from Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Pours a dark brown amber color with foamy head that lasts quite a while. Aroma of coffee, chocolate and caramel. Sweet tastes of chocolate, coffee, brown sugar and vanilla. A creamy, smooth coffee stout.
May 28, 2017
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Reviewed by jcbogantes from Costa Rica

5/5  rDev +30.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
La Nitro Coffee Stout, de Samuel Adams, Abv 5,8%. Desde el sonido al abrir la lata es un animal completamente diferente. Una Stout con cafe real. La nitro cabeza espesa, parece mas un chocolate caliente que otra cosa por las microburbujas, se queda hasta la ultimo trago protegiendola del O2, verla subir tambien es un espectaculo. Aromas a cafe, chocolate, humo. Hiper-sedosa, dulce, buen amargor. Perfil de cafe que domina, chocolate, toffee, pasas. Desde ya subio al #1 de mi top 10.
May 27, 2017
 
Rated: 4.13 by TooGood from Minnesota

May 23, 2017
 
Rated: 3.75 by Shawnspl from Rhode Island

May 13, 2017
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Reviewed by TheManiacalOne from Rhode Island

3.76/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
On nitro-tap 5/1/2017 at Mac & Walt’s in Norton, MA, served in a nonic pint glass.

A: The beer is a deep dark brown color, with a large dense beige head that fades very slowly and leaves a thick lace on the glass.

S: The aroma is very faint but contains coffee, roasted malts and a touch of hops.

T: The taste starts out sweet with flavors of coffee and chocolate. Then some breadiness comes in from hearty roasted malt character. The hops presence is very mild and brings some balance. The after-taste is slightly sweet.

M: Smooth and a little crisp but a bit watery, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is slightly sticky.

O: Tasty, goes down easily, slightly filling, mild kick, good representation of style, this is a decent stout to drink for a while but there are better options within the style.
May 02, 2017
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Rated by fountainofyouth from District of Columbia

3.9/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Poured on-tap.
Apr 29, 2017
 
Rated: 4 by rsuarez1982 from Texas

Apr 25, 2017
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Reviewed by wattoclone from California

4.47/5  rDev +16.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
Coffee stouts seem to be the rage in the past few years. Unlike traditional Irish style, coffee is added to provide the rich coffee taste. Sam Adams has created this interesting hybrid, a nitrogenated coffee stout, the first I have seen in the can anywhere. Exceptionally smooth and not overly sweet with low alcohol content, but rich with coffee flavor and subtle chocolate notes. Reasonably priced and readily available, this one is a winner.
Apr 17, 2017
 
Rated: 4.29 by akopczyk from Ohio

Apr 17, 2017
 
Rated: 3.56 by OregonGrown7 from Oregon

Apr 09, 2017
Samuel Adams Nitro Coffee Stout from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
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