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

Samuel Adams Cream StoutSamuel Adams Cream Stout
BA SCORE
3.93/5
2,694 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
Ranking:
#5,424
Reviews:
1,264
Ratings:
2,694
pDev:
12.47%
Bros Score:
4.42
 
 
Wants:
254
Gots:
351
Trade:
1
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Ratings: 2,694 |  Reviews: 1,264
Photo of ColSanders123
4/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Icemann383
4/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Oopssorryy
4.26/5  rDev +8.4%
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 +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mmmbeer89
4.25/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ABabbidge
4.4/5  rDev +12%
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 -47.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.75

Photo of dag1991
5/5  rDev +27.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of sourlinus
4.24/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Johnct
4.14/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Wer34truh
3.98/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Dreizhen
3.99/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Stardusthotel83
4/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jrsqc7
4.25/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Solid above average tasty cooling reasonable will be having again and again goes went will with chili cheese fries and pall mall reds country.

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Photo of mattjp03
4.01/5  rDev +2%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of monkeybeerbelly
4/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Trackster219
3.92/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Aoyoc
4.09/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Squire123
4.01/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: Very dark with reddish highlights, light head and lacing.

Aroma: Dark roasted malt and coffee, definitely coffee. Little in the way of other malts or hops.

Taste: Reasonably good, I mean one expects a stout to have darker malt and coffeeish tones, this one seems to lean toward coffee more so than malt. The roast and coffee notes are all there as the other ingredients are covered by those two flavors. Finish is clean with little aftertaste. I was a bit surprised by the absence of bitterness which the first sip implied would follow the finish.

Texture: Medium but lighter than other stouts I've tasted.

Overall: Stout Lite? Something like that.

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Photo of gshak
4.5/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Best by date of April 2016, sampled in May 2016.
4.5 across the board on this one. Such a fantastic brew at only 4.9% ABV, I am pleasantly surprised I hadn't had this beer until now. Suffice it to say, I will be picking up a 6-er of this on a regular basis, should I find them. The promised notes of chocolate, coffee were delivered along with said creamy mouthfeel. In all, with this beer, Sam Adams has a winner in their stables, among many others I am sure.

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Photo of TonyTwins
4.44/5  rDev +13%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of GTengineer
4.28/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Shalas1
4.6/5  rDev +17%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of basaywhat
3.93/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle. Pours pitch black with a thick tan head. Aroma of roasted malts with hints of chocolate and caramel. Taste of sweet creamy milk chocolate, roasted malt, caramel, and a slight coffee flavor.

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Photo of neckwrestler
4.65/5  rDev +18.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Samuel Adams Cream Stout from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
Beer rating: 3.93 out of 5 with 2,694 ratings
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