Samuel Adams Cream Stout
Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)

Samuel Adams Cream StoutSamuel Adams Cream Stout
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From:
Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
 
Massachusetts, United States
Style:
Sweet / Milk Stout
Ranked #456
ABV:
4.9%
Score:
88
Ranked #14,549
Avg:
3.93 | pDev: 12.47%
Reviews:
1,278
Ratings:
1,485
Status:
Active
Rated:
Feb 25, 2022
Added:
Oct 29, 2001
Wants:
  271
Gots:
  384
SCORE
88
Very Good
Samuel Adams Cream StoutSamuel Adams Cream Stout
Notes: None
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Reviewed by tekstr1der from New Hampshire

4.24/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Easily my favorite Sam's barring Fezziwig but I'm not willing to buy a variety pack of other brews I don't care for just to obtain this one. Shame it's not distributed on its own as they'd have more sales, similar deal with the classic Fezziwig.
Feb 25, 2022
 
Rated: 3.97 by LesDewitt4beer from Minnesota

Nov 19, 2021
 
Rated: 3.8 by TheOtherSherm from Massachusetts

Jul 20, 2021
 
Rated: 3.5 by NickMunford from Wyoming

Jul 18, 2021
 
Rated: 3.75 by LasVinny from Nevada

Mar 19, 2021
 
Rated: 3.75 by Chipwells from Georgia

Feb 02, 2021
 
Rated: 3.93 by Eyedoc27 from Illinois

Apr 09, 2020
 
Rated: 4.04 by travelguy from Ohio

Mar 17, 2020
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Reviewed by kryansutton

4.12/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
So as for the look, it's a basic Run of the mill SA design. However, the bull kinds bring' you in if your country. The problem I had was it was not creamy as much as it was Smooth, Creamy to me means that it will have a lasting Coating in my mouth. This beer failed to deliver on that suggestion, The small was hoppy but not too overpowering. It was thick but not black. I was looking for a darker blend there is a few other beers that deliver that black 10 times coffee looks and have a much better taste, Don't get me wrong it was a nice bouquet of flavors, and it sure did hit the spot. I had it with an old Chicago pizza and some wings. And it was perfectly combined to deliver the right amount of goodness. The glass was a Handled Stine, and at 20oz refilled 3 times, I was in heaven.
Mar 08, 2020
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Rated by Jule17 from Ohio

4.4/5  rDev +12%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Very creamy and sweet! Another great Sam Adams experience ^^
Feb 27, 2020
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Reviewed by deadonhisfeet from Kentucky

3.85/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Poured from a bottle into a Mash Cult pub glass. The pour is dark mahogany (not black) and one can clearly see some light sneaking through. The head is fine, tan in color, and a half inch thick with good retention. The nose is mild, but I do get some roasted malt, toffee, and a hint of vanilla.

Medium body with a firm feel. Nice combination of roast and creaminess. Dark roasted malt up front without being too bitter. Some toffee in there as well and sarsaparilla on the finish. I haven't had this beer in years and I had forgotten how enjoyable it is.
Jan 22, 2020
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Reviewed by MonDak_Joe1953 from Minnesota

3.93/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
12oz bottle. Label is notched for best before date of April, 2020.
Ruby brown colored body. One thick finger of light tan head. Leaves behind a spotty pattern of lacing.
Aroma is roasted malts (molasses), lactose, and a bit of chocolate.
Taste is roasted dark caramel malt, sweet lactose, dark chocolate, and a splash of coffee. The malt taste is quite dense, but the chocolate comes more forward in the after taste.
Slightly less than medium mouth feel, with a smooth texture. Very good carbonation.
A lower ABV% stout that provides a good depth of flavors.
Jan 03, 2020
 
Rated: 3.8 by brewerburgundy from Virginia

Jan 02, 2020
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Reviewed by fps_dean from Massachusetts

4.41/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
This used to be a staple in my beer rotation back in the days of more limited selection, but then I haven't had any for a while. I decided to pick some up for Thanksgiving this year since I would also be drinking some wine and it's low in alcohol and I forgot how good this stuff was. Pairs wonderfully with cheese and crackers.

Pours a solid black color and the head dissipates slowly leaving a solid lacing around the glass.

Has a mild smell of coffee and chocolate.

The initial taste is creaminess but that is followed by bitter coffee and chocolate. For a beer with only 4.9% ABV, there sure is no shortage of flavor in this one.

As for mouthfeel, it feels like your traditional stout aka Guinness. It is not overly thick, which is the one area it does taste like a 4.9% stout.

Overall, this is a fantastic stout and while it is 4.9% thus making it a solid session beer but it's by no means lacking in flavor.
Nov 28, 2019
 
Rated: 3.67 by Mrseanworldwide from Ohio

Oct 14, 2019
 
Rated: 4.02 by Krusader from Wisconsin

Oct 12, 2019
 
Rated: 3.69 by Blcookies from Nevada

Aug 19, 2019
 
Rated: 3.78 by Yeldarb92 from Ohio

Jun 02, 2019
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Reviewed by Franziskaner from Missouri

3.73/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
Black in color with minimal penetration to light. There’s a fingernail of brown around the rim and covering most of the top. The aroma is lactose and dark malt. I’m tasting lactose and dark chocolate. The mouth is silky smooth and lightly creamy.
Apr 07, 2019
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Rated by TheMarten from Utah

4.72/5  rDev +20.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5
Very good.
Mar 29, 2019
 
Rated: 4 by Calraven from Michigan

Mar 24, 2019
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Rated by gary928 from Ohio

3.99/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
Just the right amount of roasting flavor.Great tasting with a low ABV.
Feb 28, 2019
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Rated by DarthBeer5941 from Indiana

4.85/5  rDev +23.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75
SOOO gewd
Feb 26, 2019
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Reviewed by Greyvtrayn from New Jersey

4.12/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Deep dark brown, minimal head that faded quickly leaving a faint ring of foam around the glass, minimal lacing. Smells like molasses with notes of cinnamon, nutmeg and sweet chocolate. Tastes of dark roasted malt that is smoothed out by a modest sweetness. Heavy mouthfeel that has a sweet aftertaste that coats the tongue, on the softer side in terms of combination. Feels stronger than 4.9% but still easy to drink.
Feb 24, 2019
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Rated by CodyBasden from Texas

3.57/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25
Nice dark stout thick head with lots of lacing, I can hardly pick up a smell, nice taste of roasty bitterness
Feb 13, 2019
 
Rated: 4.94 by JDeCook from New York

Feb 10, 2019
 
Rated: 4 by Chasecrandell from New York

Jan 20, 2019
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Reviewed by wmscottsimpsonjr from Missouri

3.89/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75
Near black with thinner head. Smells very roasty, but not especially chocolate or coffee. Coffee shows through more in the flavor, which exhibits full roasty bitterness (it's really quite bitter, but different than a hop bitterness I feel) sort of balanced by a little sweetness. Some regular malty flavor. The mouthfeel is medium to light at first, but ends heavy while the roastiness lingers.
Jan 12, 2019
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Reviewed by Spacejamflam from Louisiana

3.12/5  rDev -20.6%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3
Unexpetional and disappointing.
I love sweet creamy stouts, especially coffee ones - but this one missed the mark.

Looks dark brown, head vanishes to some lingering ripples of tan foam.
Smells.. Unexceptional, just roasted malts.
Taste and feel are all over the place - very low sweetnees and creaminess, muted taste, but with a relatively large amount of bitterness and an unpleasantly heavy feel - both of which linger too long.

Overall, I'm quite disappointed - it's not a *bad* beer, but there are much better things to spend your money on.
If youre eating out, get guinness because it's more drinkable and if youre shopping, look for Left Hand's Milk Stout or whatever your local options are.
Dec 25, 2018
 
Rated: 3.63 by thoglund from New York

Dec 22, 2018
 
Rated: 3.25 by Drak-Nib from Nebraska

Nov 20, 2018
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Rated by Rseanchardy from Tennessee

4.36/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Very smooth a great evening beer!
Nov 17, 2018
 
Rated: 5 by Dalkri from Massachusetts

Nov 13, 2018
 
Rated: 4.14 by miwestcoaster from Michigan

Nov 10, 2018
 
Rated: 4.5 by MonkeyPilates from Minnesota

Nov 10, 2018
 
Rated: 4.04 by Cdriver0414 from Kentucky

Sep 20, 2018
 
Rated: 3.74 by jbclib7285 from Georgia

Sep 18, 2018
 
Rated: 3.58 by lfeinauer from Kentucky

Sep 11, 2018
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Reviewed by Bsimpson91 from Georgia

4.71/5  rDev +19.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
If you read no more that a few lines of this review, please go buy this beer! It is a great, well crafted Brew!
This is my first Stout but won't be my last. This beer is very bold with upfront toasty molasses notes, deep flavor that is not heavy or overbearing on your pallet. I get robust burnt bread crust, molasses, slight instant coffee, prune and hint of balsamic vinegar notes. The feel in the mouth is satisfying medium body. The beer has a very smooth character through out with a good hit of bitterness at the middle and end of the sip. The beer looks beautiful in a glass, what stout doesn't? Overall Im very pleased with this beer. It's enjoyable, deep, rich and satisfying to drink. I bet this beer would really do well to cook with and eat with as well. I imagine it would be Great for a honking steakhouse dinner or some down south bbq. The beer's boldness can easily keep up with what ever your pallet has in mind!
Jun 19, 2018
 
Rated: 4 by DigitGrowler from Kentucky

May 20, 2018
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