Samuel Adams Cream Stout | Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)

very good
2,674 Ratings
Samuel Adams Cream StoutSamuel Adams Cream Stout

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

Style: Milk / Sweet Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.90%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by Jason on 10-29-2001

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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

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4.04/5  rDev +2.5%

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4/5  rDev +1.5%

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2.5/5  rDev -36.5%

Photo of WVbeergeek
4.25/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Deep ruby brown malts near black but the light makes it through this one my friends. Big heavily carbonated tan head nice and chunky texture to it forms little mounds leaves heavy lacing nice not bad at all. Aroma: Very nice cream texture, wow slight coffee espresso mix with soft creamy chocolate and a hint of lactic acid semi subdued hopping but nice subtle flowery mix in the background. Taste: A very very tasty balanced Cream Stout, awesome mix of dark roasted malts and with that creamy edge you just can't go wrong wow this is a winner. Sam Adams has been trying to come out as a macro in the past year pushing the light and crazy commercials and what not, but this Brewmaster's Collection is a gift to us original good beer drinkers. Mouthfeel: Creamy texture medium to full bodied but carbonation is dead on very smooth drinker here. Drinkability: Can't really be touched one of the best Cream Stouts I've tried in general great representation way too easy to sip on all day, nice brew. I am impressed great beer for any brewer good job to the folks at Boston Brewing.

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Photo of stakem
3.98/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a bottle into a SA perfect pint glass. The cream stout appears a dark brown color with some dark redness about it along the edges. Fluffy tanned head appears with 2 fingers of foam that retains fairly well. Stringy amount of lace clings along the glassware. Aroma has a nice blend of dark grain seeming like chocolate, some citrus hops blended with some mineral character and some fruity yeast. Taste includes some citrus hop character along with chocolate notes from the dark grain and a bit of the mineral character plays in the back of the flavor as well. Lingering flavor of dark grains like chocolate and a hint of coffee is noted as well. Medium bodied, it has a prickly amount of carbonation. Slight bitterness is left in the mouth tasting of darkly roasted grain. Pretty easy drinking, it has been more than a year since I last had this and it seems even better than before. I would surely drink this again.

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4/5  rDev +1.5%

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3/5  rDev -23.9%

Photo of tdm168
3.95/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A - dark brown bordering on black; thin brown head that has little retention

S - caramel, chocolate, roasted malts, faint coffee, faint lactose

T - roasted malts, coffee, lactose, faint caramel

M - smooth, well carbonated, medium bodied but a bit thin at times

This is a pretty solid beer. It's got good flavor and great drinkability. It's definitely worth a try.

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4/5  rDev +1.5%

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3/5  rDev -23.9%

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4/5  rDev +1.5%

Photo of smakawhat
3.45/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4

Poured from the bottle. Leaves a faint brown head with lots of lacing bubbles, color of beer is simply brownish/black not syrupy.

Bouquet transmits a malty cocoa nose that is reminiscent of powdered Quick instant Chocolate, with some creamy hints. Very good bouquet.

Taste though and mouthfeel doesn't translate into the enjoyment that is on the bouquet as much. There is very little flavor on the palate and it's a bit wet in mouthfeel and body. The aftertaste leaves a very weak tobacco note almost as if from cigarette smoke.

Great looking and smelling beer not as exciting to taste, but EASILY drinkable.

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Photo of imperialking
4/5  rDev +1.5%

Photo of jwc215
4.2/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours dark brown with a thin tan head.

The smell is of coffee, chocolate, caramel.

The taste is of a great milky chocolate, coffee, caramel, with a touch of vanilla. Earthy notes mix in.

The taste is of a complex, coffeeish malt, with a nice touch of bitterish hop and roasted balance. The balance is great. Finishes with just a touch of sweetness in the complex finish.

It has a rich medium-bodied.

A well, balanced, complex cream stout, yet easy to drink. Not overly sweet. A great dessert choice, or to have on its own.

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4/5  rDev +1.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

Photo of feloniousmonk
3.8/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Dark brown color, with reddish receding highlights, solid toasty tan head.
Aroma: bitter coffeeish tones, but matched with a light, milky air.
Taste: Brief bitter approach on the palate, nuty, sweet, creamy, then fades back a bit, and resides comfortably on the palate. Solid body, about medium, very smooth, with a medium finish...a mild stout, but one that does what it's sets out to do, delivers some easy, breezy, dark flavors, is consumable all the way.
Not bad, but not what I particularly look for in a stout. For a cream stout, though, right on the money.

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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

Photo of GarthDanielson
3.72/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a bottle, served in a pint glass. The stout poured with a decent head, dense like most stouts. Typical dark, opaque coloring, the beer had aromas of bitter coffee and cream. The flavor was very good, with hints of oak and coffee balanced with a base of a cream taste. The beer was very light and crisp, as far as stouts go, giving it a poor overall substance for its genre. The taste was impressive, and that helped overcome the lack of body. Very easy to drink, but falls short of other stouts.

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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

Photo of Tone
3.98/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Pours a dark black color. 1 inch head of a tan color. Great retention and good lacing. Smells of strong sweet malt, roasted malt, hint of coffee, hops, hint of dark citrus, and slight alcohol. Fits the style of a Milk / Sweet Stout. Mouth feel is sharp and crisp, with a high carbonation level. Tastes of roasted malt, sweet malt, hint of smoke, hops, hint of coffee, hint of wood, hint of tea, and a hint of Euro yeast. Overall, like a Baltic Porter and an Export stout mixed, very tasty and complex, but not much of a Milk Stout.

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3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

Samuel Adams Cream Stout from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
3.94 out of 5 based on 2,674 ratings.
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