Samson Stout | Estes Park Brewery

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Samson StoutSamson Stout
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Estes Park Brewery
Colorado, United States
epbrewery.net

Style: Oatmeal Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by BeerAdvocate on 02-27-2002

BEER STATS
Ratings:
75
Reviews:
39
Avg:
3.4
pDev:
12.06%
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
4
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 75 |  Reviews: 39
Photo of thinwhiteduke
2.75/5  rDev -19.1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of ControlVolume
3.5/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

The most generic stout I've had. Not necessarily bad, but nothing to stand out, also a bit watery.

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Photo of Spaceman_Jer
3.55/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Texasfan549
3.43/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Wasatch
4.23/5  rDev +24.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

12 oz. Bottle

Pours a very nice dark brown/black color, nice carbonation, with a nice small light tan head, which leaves some nice sticky lacing behind. The nose is malty, with some chocolate/toffee notes. The taste is very nice malty, with some chocolate/toffee notes, slightly vanilla, very nice sweetness. Medium body. Overall, this is a very tasty brew, surprised me. I believe my second brew from this brewery.

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Photo of DenverHopHead
3.77/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of atone315
3.06/5  rDev -10%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of bpfrush
3.25/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of DucksFan16
3.04/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of alarmclock314
3.19/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of infinitebruner
3.82/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

January 15, 2015

Draft, taster glass

A – Deep brown to black, with a beautiful, deep tan to chocolate foam head. Fairly long retention, with a thin layer settling on top.

S – Light coffee and mildly bittersweet chocolate. Some very light spicy hops. The malts are the showcase.

T – Strong chocolate, semi-dark, with light roasted coffee. Sweet and malty, with some roasted malt bitterness and light hop bitterness bringing up the back.

M – Velvety, low carbonation. Almost nitro-ish. Very silky. Slight sparkle in the finish.

O – I like the appearance and aroma profile, but something seems missing from the flavor. Good and easy to drink though.

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Photo of chrishiker1409
3.75/5  rDev +10.3%

Photo of Thirstygoat
2.75/5  rDev -19.1%

Photo of Mxsluis
3.25/5  rDev -4.4%

Photo of LuckyJohn
3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

Photo of WDJersey
3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

Photo of UncleAddie
2.75/5  rDev -19.1%

Photo of Drknight
3.25/5  rDev -4.4%

Photo of SamN
2.12/5  rDev -37.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 1.5

Samson stout is a fairly typical stout; inky black with only residual light glow art the far edges. Dark stuff. Not much of a head comes out even wirth a vigorous pour. A very light desert tan color, if I remember correctly. It faded before I could really get a good look at it.

Smell is vague, unfortunately. First aroma that comes to mind is mincemeat, plums or other dark fuirty sweetness. Man aroma is really hard to detect. Some sort of somkey-dark malts. No real roastyness, no coffee or chocolate. Tinny aromas, like an ajunct. Taste is similar; sort of sharp, metallic tastes at first. Fades into watery blandness with some mild hops essence. Not good. Body is almost medium, a tad thin. Carbonation is light but well done overall.

Not a good beer. Almost no aroma or taste, what exists is low-quality. I did noit like this beer at all, reallty a poor stout.

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Photo of richkrull
3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

Photo of vcoggins
3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

Photo of derkfromwi
3.25/5  rDev -4.4%

Photo of jaydoc
3.25/5  rDev -4.4%

Photo of DrIPA
3/5  rDev -11.8%

Photo of CFHMagnet
3.41/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

This is one of the last beers left from my trip to Colorado. Like the other brews from this company, the bottle lists neither an ABV nor a date.

I pour this one aggressively and am rewarded with a finger and 1/2 of brown head over a nearly black body. The head shrinks pretty quickly, but retains a thin sheen of foam at the top. Lace tries to cling to the side.

Deep roasted malt, coffee and chocolate are all in today.

Deep roasted malt makes up the main body of the brew with a hint at dark fruit. Coffee and chocolate are weak notes.

The body is medium on this, and lacks the creaminess I was looking forward to. It goes down clean with no residue, but seriously activates the saliva glands.

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Samson Stout from Estes Park Brewery
3.4 out of 5 based on 75 ratings.
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