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

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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

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Added by Jason on 10-29-2001

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look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle poured into a beer mug.

A: Pours a very dark brown color that could almost pass for pitchblackness. The head is a one finger lighter tan color with lowish retention and texture, but nice lacing.

S: A bit milky smelling, with a great backbone comprised of hazelnut, chocolate, and roasted barley. A very enjoyable aroma, but a little weak.

T: Initially, notes of milky cream open things up well, before giving way to a midtaste dominated by roasted barley and a chocolate undercurrent. This also seeps into the finish, blending with light coffee and ash notes. It's a light stout and knows it, but I'll be damned if there aren't occasions where it gets away with coming across as something bigger.

M: Nicely creamy, but I want a little more finishing roasty dryness. The light ashyness is pleasant (unlike in ST's 2X Stout) and it goes down easily enough. Though I think the carbonation could be toned down a hair.

O: This is probably one of SA's best regular offerings, and the fact that it's available practically everywhere is a plus. Recommended.

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Reviewed from session notes.

Deep dark brown with a tall fluffy head with decent retention and lacing. Smells and tastes of a blend of dark and milk chocolate, a dash of coffee and cream, and a hint of toffee sweetness. Medium body and carbonation levels, creamy smooth texture.

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Samuel Adams Cream Stout from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
Beer rating: 3.92 out of 5 with 2,704 ratings
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