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

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Samuel Adams Nitro Coffee StoutSamuel Adams Nitro Coffee Stout

Brewed by:
Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
Massachusetts, United States

Style: American Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.80%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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.

Added by Patches826 on 08-18-2015

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Ratings: 485 |  Reviews: 147
Reviews by TheSixthRing:
Photo of TheSixthRing
3.7/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Appearance - Pours black with a light tan, near two-finger head that sits thick and creamy. Fantastic retention; it just refuses to die throughout the drinking experience.

Smell - Light aroma, -

Taste - Follows the nose. A nice blend of toffee, caramel, chocolate and lesser coffee flavors make up the bulk of the flavor profile. Flavor dies quickly, leaving a touch of caramel sweetness and creamed coffee, but ultimately lacks the kind of roasty depth one might look for in a stout.

Mouthfeel - Full-bodied and creamy in texture from the nitro. Goes down easy enough with a semi-dry finish.

Overall - A tasty brew, but lacks ideal roast character, instead relying on cream and sweetness to carry most of the flavor. The lack of flavor isn't unexpected for a nitro brew, as I find nitro can kill flavor depth in even strongly flavored brews.

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Photo of weaselface89
4.09/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Very nice taste and feel. Coffee and dark chocolate are most noticeable. Nitrogen didn't have the cascading effect that a other nitrogen beers I've had did. Not sure if the widget didn't work or what. Overall a tasty brew. Would buy. This one was a trade with my brother.

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Photo of Impetuous
3.43/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Roaring like thor
Vomit on the floor
Guinness clones 'till your sore

C White Foam
H Not Much Malt
O Folgers
R White Foam
U Underwhelming Mouthfeel
S Folgers
Heavy Metal Drinkers

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Photo of StoutHunter
3.67/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

I picked up a can of Samuel Adams Nitro Coffee Stout for $2.99 at Valley Produce. This is the first of the new nitro cans from Sam Adams that I've seen and I'm interested to see how it will turn out, so lets see how it goes. 2016 Vintage. Poured from a tall 16oz can into a imperial pint glass.

A- The can looks good, it's got a nice look to it and it's a little eye catching. It poured a nice black color that took on more of dark brown color when held to the light with two and half fingers worth of very creamy tan head that died down to a thick ring that stayed till the end and it left some nice patchy rings of lacing behind. This is a very good looking beer, it's on point for a Nitro beer.

S- The aroma starts off with a lower amount of medium sweetness with the coffee being the first to show up and it imparts a nice black coffee aroma with a little bit of a chocolate aroma that makes it a little mocha like. Up next comes a little bit of doughy yeast followed by the malts which impart a dark malt and roasted malt aroma. This beer has a pretty nice aroma and it's what I would expect from the style.

T- The taste seems to be a little lighter than the aroma and it starts off with a medium amount of sweetness with the coffee still being the first to show up, it imparts the same aspects that it did in the aroma, but this time it's a little lighter. Up next comes a little bit of that doughy yeast that goes into the malts with the roasted malt and dark malts showing up, but it is just a little watery tasting. On the finish there's pretty much no bitterness with a nice slightly coffee and chocolate aftertaste. This is a nice tasting beer, but I was hoping the flavors would be just a little more robust.

M- Smooth, a little creamy, on the lighter side of being medium bodied with a slightly higher amount of medium carbonation. the mouthfeel was good and the nitro worked well with it.

Overall I thought this was a nice beer and solid example of the style, I liked it, but I thought it could be better and it seems like with a little work on the taste and the aroma this could be a very nice beer. This beer had ok drinkability, one pint is enough for me, I wouldn't want another one. What I like the most about this beer was the appearance, the mouthfeel and how the nitro worked with it, those were the highlights to me. What I like the least about this beer is the taste, it felt a little bland and watery for the style. I don't think I would buy this beer again, but I wouldn't turn one down. I can't say I would recommend it, but if you really like nitro and coffee beer then it's worth checking out. All in all I liked this beer, but I din;'t love and I would like to see them try the nitro can with a beer that's a little bolder. It's not a favorite Sam Adams beer and it's just slightly above average for the style. Solid work guys, but it could be better.

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Photo of Ohiovania
3.61/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Not convinced they have the nitro can nailed down yet. Quite flat even for a nitro. (Bad can maybe?) Base stout is decent but the faint coffee is doing a lot oft he heavy lifting.

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Photo of Ozzylizard
4.1/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

$ 9.79/four pack of 16 ozers ($ 0.153/oz) at Spec’s, San Antonio, TX
Can dated Jul 2016 at 50 degrees into hand washed and dried shaker
Aroma – coffee and roasted malt, weakens throughout consumption but remains until the end
Head small (One cm, semi-aggressive pour), light brown, creamy, lasts
Lacing excellent – sleeve of tiny bubbles covers the inside of the glass
Body dark brown/black, opaque
Flavor – well balanced coffee and roasted malt, neither is overpowering; no hops, no alcohol, no diacetyl
Palate moderate, creamy as only nitro can be, soft carbonation
Comment – a very smooth, sessionable beer, light in the mouth and smooth, good to the last drop. If I can find this at home, I’ll pick up a case or two.

Appearance 4, Aroma 4, Flavor 4, Palate 4.5, Overall 4.25

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Photo of GameOfBeers
3.18/5  rDev -17%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of lordofthewiens
3.78/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

An attractive beer. Very dark brown color with a one inch tan head that lingered.
Coffee and roasted malt aroma.
The taste followed the nose.
Smooth and creamy, as it's supposed to be.

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Photo of AlarmClock314
3.82/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

15oz can, expiration date of Aug 2016. Pours semi-opaque dark amber brown with a small tan nitro head; good amount of lacing. Smells of roasted malt, coffee, and lactose. The taste follows exactly with mostly roasted malt and lactose with some subtle coffee, vanilla, and cocoa; low intensity. Light bitterness. The body is very thin but the feel is super creamy; all nitro and no carbon dioxide. Overall, it really lacks intensity and complexity but has an super smooth mouthfeel thanks to the nitro widget. Would be the best 'milkshake' ever with Miracle Fruit Berry changing your taste buds.

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Photo of dditto2
3.9/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of bishopdc0
4.09/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The is a great American stout, the coffee is plenty but not bitter or acidic. The nose is fresh sweet chocolate and coffee. The taste matches but not to sweet. Very nice.

The flavor is definitely sweeternal of stouts but nice. True test is would buy it again yes!

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Photo of Doomcifer
3.82/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JakerLou
3.95/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of reitzbrewing
4.26/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Hugh37
4.31/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of wattoclone
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.

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Photo of rsquared59
3.83/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Franziskaner
3.46/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Black in color and very murky in complexion. There's a solid 2 inches of very dense and thick beige nitro head on this mutha. The aroma is faint but is of dark roasted coffee. I taste dark roasted coffee and dark malt and yet it somehow seems subdued. The mouth is very creamy and viscous.

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Photo of MattyG85
4.23/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 16 oz. can into a Sam Adams "Perfect Pint" glass.

Appearance: Pours a dark brownish amber with a lot of bubbles and a solid finger of creamy head with good retention.

Smell: A roasty and sweet dark malt forward aroma with a scent of coffee, chocolate, and cream. Dark roasted barley malt with a scent of coffee beans, chocolate, nuts, biscuit, grains, and caramel with yeast. Sweet hints of brown sugar and creamy vanilla. A pretty nice scent.

Taste: Like it smells, a roasty, sweet, and creamy dark malt forward taste with notes of coffee, chocolate, and vanilla. Dark roasted barley malt with notes of coffee beans, chocolate, biscuit, toast, grains, caramel, and nuts along with yeast. Sweet taste of brown sugar and creamy vanilla. A very solid taste.

Mouthfeel: Light to medium bodied with a moderate amount of carbonation. Very creamy, silky, and smooth.

Overall: A pretty solid Nitro Coffee Stout. Good creamy coffee flavor with just the right amount of nitro carbonation.

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Photo of rwilde
3.5/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of WVbeergeek
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mrosenfeld32
3.79/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of KrissyKat6
4.4/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of mgwagman
3.58/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a dark black. Lacing is creamy and full. Taste is somewhat a coffee, roasted malt, and caramel. Overall not a bad beer but not great.

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Photo of LXIXME
4.07/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

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