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RATINGS: 331   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.61   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
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Our coffee stout is a full bodied, rich stout that supports the espresso character of the coffee. We use 1.5 lbs of Sumatran coffee per barrel. Rich and toasty, the flavor leads with coffee and follows with underlying notes of chocolate, caramel, and dark fruit. Cheers!


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TheBeerGod (5164) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - NOV 5, 2011
Bottle. Pitch black with a short, frothy brown head. Strong aroma of coffee and roasted malt in the nose along with dark chocolate covered coffee beans. Taste is oily coffee beans, dark chocolate, roasted malt, burnt caramel and bitter coffee. Body is medium with a soft, bubbly carbonation. Ends with more dark chocolate, bitter coffee, roasted malt and burnt caramel.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
blutt59 (5999) - Dallas, Texas, USA - NOV 5, 2011
Bottled, black pour with a thin an ring, cocoa aroma with dark chocolate and malty black coffee flavor, bitter finish

4.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
phildorsey (154) - Fort Carson, Colorado, USA - NOV 4, 2011
12oz. btl. Pours black with a brown/tan frothy head. Roasty notes tingles the nosrtils. taste is FULL! smooth and creamy chocolate and coffee flavors. My taste buds are confused; I taste a porter, but itís a stout. The flavor bold...like a dark roast coffee, excellant beer

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 19/20
sciencedude (62) - USA - NOV 4, 2011
Yummy! I look forward to the Sam Adams Winter Seasonals collection every year and this is one which really surprised me when I first tried it. It pours with a fairly dark color and a rust colored head. The coffee taste hits you almost right away. As I am not a coffee person unless it is good coffee, let me tell you, this tastes like good coffee. An excellent desert beer and arguably my favorite Sam Adams.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
smaynard6000 (602) - Apopka, Florida, USA - NOV 4, 2011
12 oz bottle. Pours pitch black with a brown/beige head. Flavor is dominantly coffee, with roasted chocolate and caramel malts. Nice creamy coffee-like finish. This is a yummy beer.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
SphinxTX (2876) - Mata Gorda, Texas, USA - NOV 4, 2011
Bottle from winter mix pack. Pours black with rich tan head. Notes of fresh ground coffee, strong notes...hints of malt. Medium body with medium carbonation....solid brew!

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
RummyRedbeard (8) - Allston, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 4, 2011 does not count
(out of a 12 oz bottle) pours very dark with a finger length tan head. Smells heavily of mocha and coffee. Tastes literally like sweetened coffee mixed with melted chocolate -- absolutely delicious. In my opinion the most wonderful tasting Sam Adams beer ever. A great dessert beer for sure..

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
craftbeerdesign (2158) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - NOV 3, 2011
12 oz bottle from the winter mixed case. pours a nice black with a 1 finger soft and creamy tan head which lasts throughout (a bit smaller). huge deep roasted coffee nose with lingering chocolate and vanilla tones. medium body with more coffee, roasted malts and chocolate. deep coffee finish with light vanilla and dark fruits. excellent coffee stout.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
spydog (75) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - NOV 3, 2011
If blindfolded, you would smell the beer and think it was a Starbucks. Medium mouthfeel. Starts chocolaty and then comes the coffee. Bittersweet. I was pleasantly surprised as this came as part of a mixed winter 12-pack from Sam Adams. Exceeded my expectations on International Stout Day!

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Frank (2727) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 3, 2011
This is a damn decent coffee stout from Sam Adams. Itís a nice dark brew w/ a thin but long lasting head of fine bubbles. The coffee flavor isnít at all overbearing but definitely there. The nose is quite mild but the flavor is somewhat creamy w/o being sweet. Overall, Iíd put this somewhat it the realm of a dry stout or a porter but w/ pronounced coffee tones. It works well and is very drinkalbe while still being flavorful. I got this in the seasonal sampler but I could definitely see myself buying it by the six pack.


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