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 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 carteravebrew
2.5/5  rDev -26.5%

Photo of Bighuge
2.58/5  rDev -24.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Beer is almost black. Slight chocolate brown head is gone in seconds. No lacing ability. Smell is heavily roasted. Taste is not nearly as complex as it should be. Some roasted and chocolate notes, but overall, pretty bland. Watery mouthfeel. Body is way too light for a stout. Very bland stout.

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Photo of LeeryLeprechaun
2.59/5  rDev -23.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

The beer pours a nice black color with no amber highlights and no head to speak of.

The aroma is very light with some notes of roasted malts. It would be nice if there was more to the aroma of this beer, like some coffee or chocolate.

The beer tasted watery, like coffee that was made wrong. There was a little bit of toast flavor as well.

Overall this was not an awesome beer. I would not buy one again.

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Photo of manahansf
2.68/5  rDev -21.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Creamy tan head with toffee nose over a nearly opaque black beer. Rich coffee flavors with a big malt sweetness. Slightly light body but the oatmeal makes it smooth and velvety. Low carbonation levels also increase the heaviness of the body. Sweet coffee and toffee finish with a semi-dry kick at the end.

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Photo of crobinso
2.75/5  rDev -19.1%

Photo of unshodjogger
2.75/5  rDev -19.1%

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 Thirstygoat
2.75/5  rDev -19.1%

Photo of timmlimestone
2.77/5  rDev -18.5%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I am a little concerned about the complete and total lack of head on this one. Poured out like a bad bottle of homebrew I made last year. There is no head, no carbonation and no body. It is thick dark dank and strong at first, but the back end is watery and lacking in depth of field. it definately has an alcohol taste if that is all.

Appearance - Once again no head is always a bad thing.

Smell - There really wasn't much of one.

Taste - Not quite sure if it is beer.

Drinkability - Could get you drinked, but other than that it is for naught.

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Photo of ndekke39
2.8/5  rDev -17.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Named after a famous Rocky Mountain elk who was killed by a poacher. Poured from a 12 oz bottle I bought from the brewery itself. No freshness date. Appearance is an opaque, oily black. Thin, off-white head. Very little lacing. Smell is dominated by a dark roast coffee. Hard to pick anything else out of it. Tastes of the coffee, too, complemented by a strong bitterness of hops in the middle of the tongue. Good start to the flavors, but they tasted a little too weak. Mouthfeel is watery and oily, not nearly as thick as I would hope out of a stout. Overall, the beer goes down well, but the flavors and character are not as thick or complex as a good stout. It lacks the caramel sweetness that would add depth to the flavors. Still, it's a good try.

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Photo of jar2574
2.92/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Poured out of a bottle into a pint glass. No head whatsoever. Very black. Smells and tastes of dark roasted malts. Leaves a slightly acidic aftertaste on the back of the tongue. More watery than most stouts, which may help with drinkablity but hurts with mouthfeel, as it's quite odd for the style.

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Photo of cokes
3/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Pretty mediocre stout here. Pours a decent black body, off-tan head that vanishes quickly. Big time roasted barley and oat flavors. Not bad for the style. But it seemed way too flat and thin. A little more substance would boost this beer up quite bit. The favor is there, but the body is not.

Unless you have a pathological obsession with oatmeal stouts, look elsewhere for your beer drinking needs

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Photo of DrIPA
3/5  rDev -11.8%

Photo of Kahlerbock
3/5  rDev -11.8%

Photo of jfcaa193
3/5  rDev -11.8%

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

Photo of HoustonTX
3.05/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This beer pours motor oil black, with absolutely no head - even with an aggressive pour.

Taste has a watered down coffee profile. A dose of small grain fresh ground coffee, a bit of grounds. Followed by almost a non existent hop balance, and a watery finish.

Aroma is just not there.

The thing about this beer, is that is lacks complexity and body.
It's still drinks easily, with no off flavors. But, the fact that it's body is so thin, and the only thing that pops out is the slight coffee body - leaves you with a lot to be desired.

This one just falls short of the mark, quite disappointing.

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Photo of atone315
3.06/5  rDev -10%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | 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 bpfrush
3.25/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of jaydoc
3.25/5  rDev -4.4%

Photo of Drknight
3.25/5  rDev -4.4%

Photo of andrewkgray91
3.25/5  rDev -4.4%

Photo of Mxsluis
3.25/5  rDev -4.4%

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