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

BA SCORE
88
very good
2,686 Ratings
Samuel Adams Cream StoutSamuel Adams Cream Stout
BEER INFO

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

Style: Milk / Sweet Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.90%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by Jason on 10-29-2001

BEER STATS
Ratings:
2,686
Reviews:
1,262
Avg:
3.94
pDev:
12.44%
 
 
Wants:
250
Gots:
342
For Trade:
1
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Ratings: 2,686 |  Reviews: 1,262
Photo of Darrin_Smith
4.85/5  rDev +23.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of jg24rules
4.77/5  rDev +21.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of tradershmulie
3.84/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Sublime89
4.4/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jkn09
4.38/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mmorris15
4.27/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mbillin
3.69/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Look: Pours like a coke. Bubbles on the side of the glass, head is very carbon-y. More like a soda head than a beer head.

Smell: No distinct smells overpower. Smells like a dark beer, but slightly less appetizing.

Taste: Very accessible coffee-cream tasting stout. Simple, easy to drink.

Feel: Dominates back of throat and top of mouth, taste does not linger more than 3 seconds.

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Photo of MinerBob
3.01/5  rDev -23.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Like most Sam Adams not very good. It's a dark beer trying to taste like coffee with cream but comes up short. Left Hand Milk Stout is a better version of what they're trying to do.

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Photo of jjamadorphd
3.74/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Another SA another good offering this one a solid stout.

Out the glass pours perfectly black liquid. It's got a nice head with some staying power and some lacinging down the glass. Mouthfeel is mostly carbonated but there are hints of the booziness and creaminess that it touts. The scent is a dark rich roasted coffee but this one has a distinct malt attached to it. The taste was a mixture of cream, dark coffee and, yes, hint of booziness as well. Overall a good offering from Sam Adam,s another good stout from their repitior.

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

Photo of woodychandler
3.77/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

I am not only back to eradicating the Bottle Backlog here at Chez Woody, but I am laser-focused on beers from the Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams) for the time being.

From the bottle: "Harkening back to the tradition of English sweet stouts, our cream stout has a rich smooth silkiness that differs from its Irish dry stout cousin. Dark roasted malts give this brew its ebony color and deep notes of chocolate, caramel and coffee for a rich roastiness and subtly sweet finish. Cheers! [undersigned] Jim Koch".

A Pop! of the cap, a moderately gentle pour & I was off & running. Not only did the head come up fairly quickly, but I even got a pseudo-cascade to go along with it. Once it finished doing its thing, I was left with a dense, two-finger cap of foamy, rocky, light-tan head with decent retention. Color was Black/Opaque (SRM = 44), allowing light only at the edges to reveal mahogany highlights. Nose definitely smelled of chocolate and coffee. I have to at least give them credit for truth in advertising. Mouthfeel was medium to full, not quite creamy, but close. The taste was very sweet and now I got a milk chocolate flavor along with a good bit of caramel, but not much in the way of coffee. It reminded me of Sugar Babies or a Cadbury Chocolate & Caramel bar. Finish was interestingly semi-sweet, not fully sweet. I got a hint of coffee roastiness on the extreme finish and that helped to hold the sweetness in check. Not bad, a good representation of the style, but just not my bag.

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Photo of Walleybeer
4.43/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Dromines78
3.43/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Tigerbrau
4.19/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BLarson31
3.71/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JamieDuncan
3.96/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ColSanders123
4/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Icemann383
4/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Oopssorryy
4.26/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Hard poured into a 12 ounce mug I acquired from Hollywood Casino. The beer poured a deep brown, nearly black in color. When held up you could just see hints of ruby around the bottom of the glass. A very generous, creamy, than head was formed and stuck around for quite a while, never quite disappearing completely. Lacing was not uniform, but very prevalent. The smell was overall very sweet, with bits of coffee, chocolate and toffy sneaking thought the roasted smell. The flavors followed the nose quite nicely. A reasonably sweet beer throughout, with a great roasted flavor intermingling with touches of the coco and toffy flavors. The beer ends with a strong coffee like finish that coats the tongue and sticks around for a while after swallowing. The mouth feel was a bit of a let down, as I detected quite a lot of carbonation. While still a very smooth drink, I do not like being able to feel the carbonation of a beer in mouth. Overall, I could easily see this being a go to beer for the foreseeable future.

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Photo of porters4life
4.06/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mmmbeer89
4.25/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ABabbidge
4.4/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

L: Black body with some mahogany where light shines through at the edges. Foamy tan head that leaves some decent lacing on the glass.

S: Lots of roasted malt and coffee as well as some chocolate. Pretty much exactly as described on the bottle.

T: Similar to the nose. Roasted malt and coffee. A little lighter on flavor than I expected from the nose though. Not in a bad way though because stouts that have stronger flavors sometimes have too powerful of a bitter aftertaste. This aftertaste here is a little sweet and very pleasant.

F: Smooth and creamy and not too dry or bitter in the finish.

O: I don't think I am alone in thinking that Sam Adams can be very hit or miss with their beers. This is a definite hit. One of the best if not the best I have had from SA.

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Photo of Wingnut93
2.06/5  rDev -47.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.75

Photo of dag1991
5/5  rDev +26.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of sourlinus
4.24/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Samuel Adams Cream Stout from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
3.94 out of 5 based on 2,686 ratings.
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