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Designated as 'Sample B', this coffee stout is the other offering for the 2008 Beer Lover's Choice Contest being run by Samuel Adams. Quite simply, this is being offered as "Ale with Coffee Beans", and nothing more to it.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Fulmonte21 (42) - USA - JUN 10, 2009
Had while visiting the Boston Brewery. The experience and the beer where great. It should have won over the Blackberry Whitbier!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DragonStout (1410) - Pickerington, Ohio, USA - SEP 12, 2008
Sampled at the Winking Lizard in Columbus.This was the 2nd offering in the national voting taste test to see which beer Sam Adams will brew next.By far this beer is delicious.Poured black with a khaki head.The nose was of fresh brewed coffee with lots of roasted coffee flavor.The bitterness was mild as it finished.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BREWMUSKCLES (2548) - New Jersey, USA - DEC 22, 2011
a good moderately smooth and creamy substantial mouthfeel. Nice flavors of coffee with a pleasant mocha taste right at the finish. good alcohol kick without intruding in the flavor. light dark fruit flavor off in the backround just wafting in for a moment. just the lightest touch of acrid seems to me to be the definition of roasted as hardly experienced before. not in any way like a Sammy i have ever had before. a winner!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
hogan873 (451) - Joliet, Illinois, USA - DEC 4, 2011
Wow. Pitch black body with a thick brown head. Wonderfully inviting aroma of coffee and cream. Medium mouthfeel...very smooth. The taste matches the aroma. Smooth and sweet like a sweetened iced coffee. There’s an appropriate bite at the end. Bravo.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
slowrunner77 (9937) - Reno, Nevada, USA - DEC 9, 2014
This got outvoted in the national head to head though it won at the fest I had it at by a HUGE margin. This was a very well done coffee beer before coffee beers were as prevelant as they are now. Super smooth and well put together.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Duhast500 (414) - Cumberland, Rhode Island, USA - AUG 10, 2009
I first have to preface this with the fact that I am not a coffee drinker and really not a fan of coffee. I sampled this at the Octoberfest gathering in September. The appearance is a dark black. Not very foamy with a browish small head. The smell was quite strong, hints of roasted coffee and toast. Has almost a charcoal flavor to it. The taste was a lot of the same flavors. Strong coffee flavor, seemed to be a bit off. Overall I was taken aback by how strong the coffee flavor was. It is a little overpowering and does not leave much in the way of any other flavor. The recipe adjusted slightly might bring about a more rounded taste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - AUG 18, 2008
Name: Coffee stout
Date: 08/09/2008
Mode: Draft
Source: Brewfest, Great Taste

Appearance: black, fine beige head, bits of lace,
Aroma: huge roasted coffee aroma with just a touch of dark chocolate in the background,
Body: creamy body,
Flavor: rich coffee flavor, lots of dark chocolate, bitterness from the coffee and chocolate is offset by a touch of dark caramel sweetness,

Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 7/10; Overall: 15/20
Rating: 3.7/5.0
Drinkability: 8/10
Score: **4

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cletus (6355) - Connecticut, USA - NOV 19, 2008
Pours brown with a thin white head. Smells of coffee, chocolate, bitter malt. Tastes peppery and of coffee with some nice roasted malt character.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
badgerben (4849) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - JUL 4, 2008
Black color with a thin head. Coffee aroma (duh) with roasted malt. A little fruit... I think cherry. The taste is more of a medium roasted coffee. Strong roasted barley. Simple, but very good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jehoey (765) - Shippensburg, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 20, 2008
Aroma is big coffee and roasted malts. pours black with a tan head. flavor is all the notes of coffee comming together with stout, but in a kind of shallow way. Like most sam adams beers it just lacks depth somewhere, clean flavor that are what they are. earthy and somewhat dry from the coffee. I liked it though I probably wouldn’t buy it, its the one I voted for.

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