phildorsey (161) - Fort Carson, Colorado, USA - NOV 4, 2011
4.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
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 it’s a stout. The flavor bold...like a dark roast coffee, excellant beer
trialmaster (4) - Connecticut, USA - JAN 7, 2012 does not count
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
chocolate, coffee, roasty, medium sweetness, medium bitterness, lightly sour, full body, creamy, long finish,
efecher (70) - Long Valley, New Jersey, USA - APR 11, 2012
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Delicious combination of coffee and beer, and not that disgusting convenience store blend coffee. Definitely a good one from the winter collection. Almost wanted to have this with breakfast instead of an actual coffee
cfyork (13) - Oklahoma, USA - NOV 17, 2011
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Really love this beer. Strong but not overpowerring. Beautiful dark, rich black color. Very satisfying.
finn1918 (232) - Georgia, USA - SEP 19, 2012
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Something different, but a good different. Pours amost black with a tan head that lingers for a bit. Coffee aroma and taste takes an aggressive stand here: a coffee stout with no apologies. Sweet at first, but coffee and hop bitterness play off of each other for a savory finish. This is a good candidate to convert the "light beer" crowd to the world of craft brews. Even my wife loved it, and she hates beer.
Ret12 (453) - Maryland, USA - DEC 29, 2011
4.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
This beer is amazing easily made it in my top 5 of all time, thick and creamy with a nice coffee finish. Perfect, exactly what you would want a coffee stout to taste like.
SPDickerman (1176) - Texas, USA - JAN 1, 2012
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Pours black with a large fluffy tan head. Smells of coffee and roasted notes, typical of a stout. Tastes like coffee and coffee bitterness with some chocolate notes and hints of hop bitterness. Medium-bodied with a smooth texture and soft mouth-carbonation, Samuel Adams Black & Brew finishes with coffee bitterness.
johnhulk (7) - marietta, Georgia, USA - JAN 14, 2012 does not count
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Well done stout. Goes down quite smoothly as you can taste the coffee notes at the end of each drink!
SDalkoholic (2339) - Linda Vista, California, USA - APR 1, 2012
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Wal Mart: Poured a deep dark shade of brown that could have easily been confused as black while a thick monstrous layer of stubborn foam graced the top. The aroma is all malts and boasts a strong resemblance to rich regular black coffee even though it does smell like coffee you could buy at McDonalds or 7-11. The drink is roasty with a heavy blend of blackened malt that suggests coffee like flavors. Even though this does hold a nice rich blend of roast coffee like malts, it is apparent that there is an addition of coffee creamer flavor as well such as half and half or cheap Irish creamer capsules. Everyone else can hate on this or me for giving this such a high rating but I’m sorry, I can only think of 2 other beers that pulled off such a strong resemblance to coffee that I feel this ranks as # 3 in the category of best damn coffee beers.
sciencedude (62) - USA - NOV 4, 2011
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 19/20
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.