Beerio (48) - USA - OCT 5, 2007
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
I usually shit all over this company...but, even a broken clock is right twice a day...and I mean literally twice...the Imperial Pilsner is phenomenal and this Cream Stout is a great session beer, other than these two it’s a shit show...with that said, you have to remember what constitutes a good session brew, and that criteria is different for everybody...for me, I look for great taste, a nice bouquet, and moderate body. This qualifies on all stipulations...however, it is a little thin for a stout...which makes it a good session brew...what a fucking dichotomy. Honestly, if I taste one more good beer from this company I might have to concede a little respect for them.
superspak (2130) - Michigan, USA - MAR 16, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 ounce bottle into signature pint glass, best before 6/2014. Pours crustal clear very dark brown color with a 2 finger dense tan head with good retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Spotty foamy lacing clings down the glass, with a good amount of streaming carbonation retaining the head. Aromas of milk chocolate, caramel, cocoa, coffee, roasted malt, toffee, toast, biscuit, brown bread, nuttiness, cream, herbal, and toasted earthiness. Fantastic aromas with great balance and complexity of dark/roasted malt and lactose notes; with great strength. Taste of milk chocolate, cocoa, coffee, roasted malt, caramel, toast, biscuit, brown bread, nuttiness, cream, herbal, and roasted earthiness. Fair amount of earthy herbal bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of milk chocolate, cocoa, caramel, coffee, roast, toffee, toast, biscuit, nuttiness, cream, herbal, and roasted earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice complexity and robustness of dark/roasted malt, lactose, and moderate earthy hop flavor; with a great malt/bitterness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a moderately creamy and smooth mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish as expected of 4.9%. Overall this is an excellent cream stout! All around great robustness and complexity of dark/roasted malt and lactose flavors; and very smooth to drink. A very enjoyable offering.
paljoey (9) - - FEB 8, 2014 does not count
2.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Not my favorite beer but not bad. Has a strong coffee taste and is very dark. Would have another.
kalind1313 (11) - - FEB 7, 2014
2.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Very dark. Sort of a burn coffe/chocolate flavoring. Great flavor.....................
BeerBeforeH20 (119) - Minnesota, USA - JAN 18, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma of chocolate and coffee with a dark near black pour. Tatse is smooth with notes of coffee, chocolate, toffee, and lactose. Awesome beer, I often over look sam adams but this beer demands some respect.
EyeAmBaldman (94) - Illinois, USA - JAN 9, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours dark, almost black, with a frothy tan head that leaves a ton of lacing. Aroma is roasted malt and sweetness. Starts a little bitter on the palate then turns smooth and creamy with a dark chocolate tinge on the tongue. Big coffee finish with a tad of sweetness. Obviously it tastes better the warmer it gets. Decent stout.
jbuskirk (274) - Holdrege, Nebraska, USA - JAN 1, 2014
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
For a beer that doesn’t have much alcohol, this sweet stout has a ton of flavor and rich complexity. It starts off on a strong note with black coffee and some hops. Then, it becomes smooth and reveals its dark chocolate middle. The finish has some touches of vanilla and, of course, cream. People typically don’t associate stouts with Samuel Adams, but the brewery’s Cream Stout is easily one of the best commonly-available dark beers.
mstrcrwly (145) - New York, USA - DEC 30, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A very good lower abv stout..can really taste chocolate, coffee..dry and malty..good offering from SA.
DetroitMitch12 (2) - Detroit, Michigan, USA - DEC 24, 2013 does not count
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Initial bitter toasted taste that mellows out very nicely to a sweet creamy finish on the palate....very drinkable with hints of chocolate and mocha
annunz123 (800) - Taunton, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 23, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Coffee, chocolate, and nuts in the aroma. Flavor is lightly sweet with chocolate and caramel, with some roast coffee bitterness in the finish. A nice holiday beer that you can share with your non-beer-nerd friends.
jsmerig (1103) - Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 20, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours near black with a sight reddish amber hue. Aroma of coffee, smoke and chocolate. Taste is sweet and chocolatey with a smokey bitter finish that balances out the sweet very nicely. The mouthfeel is thick and robust. Overall a good sweet stout.