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

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Stout - American
Ranked #510
Ranked #23,067
3.85 | pDev: 11.69%
Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
Massachusetts, United States
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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craftbeersweden from Sweden

3.55/5  rDev -7.8%
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
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VikSTL from Missouri

3.01/5  rDev -21.8%
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
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Cylinsier from Pennsylvania

3.59/5  rDev -6.8%
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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peoplewithhands from Nebraska

3.78/5  rDev -1.8%
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
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jmdrpi from Pennsylvania

3.58/5  rDev -7%
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
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MikeWard from Pennsylvania

3.98/5  rDev +3.4%
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
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TheDoctor from Canada (QC)

3.72/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Serving: Can
Best before: Jan-2018 (Consumed: August 23rd)

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

Rich, nutty coffee. (3.75)

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

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

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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Wontonst from California

3.62/5  rDev -6%
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
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Thomas_Wikman from Texas

4.31/5  rDev +11.9%
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
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dd53grif from Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%
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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jcbogantes from Costa Rica

5/5  rDev +29.9%
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
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TheManiacalOne from Rhode Island

3.76/5  rDev -2.3%
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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wattoclone from California

4.47/5  rDev +16.1%
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
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drdiesel9483 from Ohio

3.98/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Out of a can and into the Samuel Adams nitro glass, pretty cool
Look - fantastic looking nitro stout out of a can. Super dark with a big lasting tan head. Looks creamy
Smell - smokey dark black coffee with a little milk creamer, maybe a little cocoa
Taste - mollaces dark chocolate and milky
Feel - medium light body and creamy
Overall - pretty good, with it taste a little better but it's still pretty darn good

Apr 03, 2017
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Scotchboy from Idaho

3.68/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On-tap @ Twisted Timber, Meridian ID.

Pours a nearly opaque brown/black with a nitro-induced tan head...aromas are initially muted, with underlying notes of espresso, roast, and some cream...more roast and coffee on the palate but it isn't overwhelming...hints of dark bittersweet chocolate and some more of that creamy, almost lacto character. The coffee isn't buried, but it isn't as upfront as I would like. Lighter bodied, creamy from the nitro.

Might need a larger sampling size (16oz can) before I make too harsh of a judgement, but it didn't live up to my hopes. My preference would be for more robust coffee and roast flavors.

Mar 31, 2017
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GreatHammerhead from Pennsylvania

3.99/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Presentation: 15 oz can invert poured into a Guinness gravity glass.

Look: Nearly black in coloration with a one finger tan head of thick foam almost the consistency of cream. Incredible head retention consistent with most nitro beers.

Smell: Roasted notes of coffee and some slightly sour roast malts.

Taste: Bitter black coffee and slightly sour malt alcohol.

Feel: Nitro smoothness and little to no carbonation lend to an almost creamy mouthfeel.

Overall: The addition of the coffee makes for a pretty drinkable nitro stout although I probably wouldn't seek it out.

Mar 25, 2017
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dsa7783 from New Jersey

4.01/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

On tap at Applebee's in East Hanover. Pours a jet black, ebony hue with a tan finish and moderate frothing. Enticing, espresso laden aroma with hints of chocolate. Not bad.

Feb 25, 2017
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Dakin from Utah

4.22/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Look: Black with a persistent silky smooth cream colored head.

Smell: Straight high quality black coffee, tabacco, and hints of spices. Very smoky and pleasant.

Taste: Coffee up front, tabacco aftertaste. Super smooth and sessionable. Not bitter.
Very impressed by this macro-ish stout.

Feel: Very creamy and smooth.

Overall: Great coffee stout. The nitro really makes this beer. Hopefully I can find it on the shelves. 8/10.

Feb 05, 2017
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PA-hunter from Pennsylvania

3.64/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Poured 16oz can into snifter glass. 5.8% abv

Appearance- Pours a dark brown with a thin light tan head. Velvety retention of the head to the glass indicative of a nitrogen charge. Opaque, nearly black in the glass.

Smell- Caramel, molasses, coffee beans.

Taste- Semi sweet grainy malt. Nutty flavor. Coffee flavor builds. Becomes a more roasted, bitter coffee bean later in the flavor profile. Dark roast finish.

Mouthfeel- Medium in body with low carbonation.

Overall- A solid coffee beer. Definitive coffee notes with a good malt base.

Dec 08, 2016
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nicholas2121 from Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +16.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Samuel Adams Nitro Coffee Stout brewed by Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams). This stout pours a deep brown color, with a super light brown head. A good amount of lacing to this one. Nitro Coffee Stout has an ABV of 5.80% This brew has the look of coffee, not saying that is a bad thing. The smell of Nitro Coffee Stout , is coffee, roasted grians and malts. You also pick up on some nice hops in the smell of this brew. There is a lot going on in Samuel Adams Nitro Coffee Stout . I really like the look and smell of this stout. Now for the taste, it is Bold, with roasted grians and malts. You also pick up on the coffee and hops in the taste. This is one rich but bold Samuel Adams brew. I can't get over how smooth this stout goes down, hard to pick up on the 5.80% ABV in this brew. If you are not a fan of coffee say away from this brew, however if you like coffee look this brew up. The mouth feel of Samuel Adams Nitro Coffee Stout is coffee, smooth, bold, rich, and refreshing. Overall I'm giving Samuel Adams Nitro Coffee Stout a 4.50 out of 5. I will buy this brew again. Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams) did a real nice job with this coffee stout

Nov 15, 2016
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Stinkypuss from Pennsylvania

3.48/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Pours a dark brown, almost black with a light tan head. Plenty of lacing and nice retention. Aroma was light and just a bit roasty. Flavor of coffee, cocoa and roasted malt. Light, nitrogenated mouthfeel but more body than a many other nitro beers. Overall, it's a serviceable coffee stout on nitro, flavors hold up pretty well.

Nov 12, 2016
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ricke49 from Oregon

2.63/5  rDev -31.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 2

I think my widget must have died - because this is the thinnest, flattest stout (either nitro or non nitro) I've ever had. Head was tiny, feel was thin. Horrible, in short. I've had the nitro IPA and it was appropriately creamy for a nitro (though for other reasons it wasn't my 'thing'). This one though becomes my first drain pour in about a year. UPDATE: following the drain pour - actually a side yard pour - i discovered there was NO WIDGET! That explains everything. I purchase my beer at a great bottle shop, so I have no doubt they'll do right by me on this one.

Nov 08, 2016
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Caveworm from Ohio

4.6/5  rDev +19.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Samuel Adams Nitro Coffee Stout | Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams). Poured from the can into a Spiegelau stout glass, this beer has a three finger thick tan head, with nearly-impenetrable lacing, and a profoundly dark brown body.

Smells like desirably roasted malts, slightly bitter black coffee, and a slight tinge of hops near the end.

I taste a delightful mix of the coffee and malts with a tad more sweetness and not as much hop bitterness that I expected with the scent. Which is fine by me, to be honest.

The mouthfeel is medium and appropriately creamy, with fair carbonation as with all nitro's.

Overall, I'll give Samuel Adams Nitro Coffee Stout | Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams) a 4.5 It said on the box "enjoy by October '16", but this being a stout I really didn't pay it any mind. I'm wondering if the tastes would be just a liiiiittle more pronounced if I would've had a fresher batch. Nonetheless, this is a very well-brewed example of a coffee stout that actually benefits from the inclusion of nitro. Can't say this about the other styles in ol' Sam's Nitro Series, so give this a whirl if you don't want to blind buy and be disappointed. I'll more than likely grab this again during the colder months.

Oct 31, 2016
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neenerzig from Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured out of the 16 oz. can into a pint glass, this beer pours a solid, dark brown color with an off-white/tan head that while only about 1/4 of an inch thick even when first poured, has some of the most excellent retention I've ever seen for such a tiny head. This little guy of foam just doesn't quit. Eventually it settles to a medium sized ring lining the inside of the glass, and without much lacing. Aromas of very roasted caramel and chocolate, somewhat mineral-esque malt sweetness along with roasted coffee that gives way to some earthy hops. The taste is pretty much the same, with nicely roasted caramel and chocolate malt sweetness that gives way to some roasted coffee bitterness, hints of vanilla, and an earthy and slightly piney hop bitterness to round out the flavor profile. Quite a well balanced and overall very enjoyable flavor profile. Has an smooth, creamy, frothy, medium to full bodied mouthfeel with moderate carbonation. Has a clean finish. Very drinkable indeed! I really quite enjoyed this.


Oct 12, 2016
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Troy-Hawaii from Hawaii

3.25/5  rDev -15.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Bought a single can from Don Quiojte $2.89
Dark black color
Light carbonation
Medium-light mouthfeel
Creamy, smooth light coffee taste
Overall just ok. It basically is like drinking a Guinness Draught. Nothing to set it apart. In a blind taste test people wouldn't even know its a Sam Adams.

Oct 01, 2016
Samuel Adams Nitro Coffee Stout from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
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