Samuel Adams Black & Brew Coffee Stout | Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)

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Samuel Adams Black & Brew Coffee StoutSamuel Adams Black & Brew Coffee Stout

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

Style: American Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.80%

Availability: Winter

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Added by Vixie on 10-22-2011

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Photo of TheWhiskerReview
2.79/5  rDev -25.4%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A black pour with a 2-finger tan head, leaving a thick ring and dense lacing. Nose is coffee- old and oily coffee at that- pretty one dimensional with some hints of roasted malt and maybe some dark-fruit esters. Palate's mouthfeel is pretty decent- nice weight with a roasty sweetness and moderate bitterness, but has an odd twang and again with the one-dimensional coffee vibe. Overall, I sought out the 2011 Sam Adams Winter Classics pack because I read a thread here saying how good it was. Guess it was the limited availability that people were hyped about cuz the Porter and Winter Lager are the only ones worth a damn.

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2.81/5  rDev -24.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

A: Pours a coffee dark brown with a large light brown head. strong and sticky lacing.

S: Creamy chocolate with coffee , toffee, roasted malts and a bit of sweetness.

T: Espresso roast, a stale cardboard coffee flavor with roasted malts and a milk stout like lactose sweetness on the finish. A bit of chocolate flavor, but under the pin of the coffee, it barely peeks its head out.

M: Mouthfeel is exceptionally thin for the style. I have noticed coffee stouts to be thinner, but this is watery. The carbonation is very high

O: Its a nice tasting beer in the mixed winter pack. Better than the Cranberry Lambic and slightly better than the winter lager , but not as drinkable. Everything else in the mixer is better IMHO.

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Photo of Bendurgin
2.83/5  rDev -24.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Poured into a tulip. Pours a dark brown with about an inch of frothy light tan head. Nice retention here here, this leaves a solid cap for the majority of the drink.

Pretty standard aroma. This one has a bit of a sweet artificial chocolate aroma with a heavy coffee aroma. A little too much on the coffee a little bit overpowering. Really lame on the pallet. Weak coffee flavors with a little bit of artificial sweetness rounding this out. Weak and unimpressive here.

The body is light with lots of carbonation. This one is drinkable, but it's underwhelming. Weak flavors with that are just a bit off. Clearly not the star of the variety pack.

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2.88/5  rDev -23%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured a dark black color with a one finger caramel colored head which disappeared quickly. Smell of dark coffee roasted malts and a kiss of vanilla. Medium carbonation which fizzles in the palate. The body is a bit thin for this style of beer. Tastes of strong coffee grains and light chocolates. Sweet and bitter which balances out okay.. but leaves the palate feeling a bit slimey. Overall this is not bad.. but it is not great. Probably wont buy again.

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2.92/5  rDev -21.9%

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2.98/5  rDev -20.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

12 oz bottle into Deschutes tulip snifter

A - Not much head, retention, or lacing - but some. Beer is a very dark brown/ruby with bits of khaki foam.

S - Slighty burnt coffee grind character, bits of sweet dark malt. Nothing that offensive, really, but not much to write about.

T - The coffee flavor is dominant, but it has that same kind of wet coffee grind character. Tastes a lot like carbonated coffee, but not particularly good coffee.

M - Not as oily as I'd like, but not bad. Carbonation is a little off - closer to a cola than an American Stout. It's ok.

O - Drinkable but not impressive. Concept is ok, but they need a better coffee component if they do it again. As is... Next, please!


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3/5  rDev -19.8%

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3/5  rDev -19.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours heavy brown, almost black with a caramel kissed lathery head of foam.

Chocolate, coffee, roasted malts, and toffee.

Much more coffee in the mouthful, some chocolate, ton of roasted character, not too shabby!

Heavy bodied, medium carbonation, sweet start, bitter in the middle, dry finish.

Overall, I was rather surprised with this one, very good.

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3/5  rDev -19.8%

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Samuel Adams Black & Brew Coffee Stout from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
3.74 out of 5 based on 1,018 ratings.
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