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RATINGS: 1576   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.52   EST. CALORIES: 147   ABV: 4.9%
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Samuel Adams® Cream Stout is a true cream stout, balancing body and sweetness with the natural spiciness of grain and hand selected English hops. Our Brewers use generous portions of roasted chocolate and caramel malts as well as unroasted barley to impart a fullness of body, a roasty malt character and rich, creamy head. Its dark mahogany color make it almost as easy on the eyes as it is on the palate.


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3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hogan873 (449) - Joliet, Illinois, USA - OCT 30, 2007
Gotta love that winter classic 12-pack! A beautiful beer that delivers. Pours nearly black with a thin tan head. Aroma is light, but there are malty notes and chocolate. Taste is superb. Malty and smooth with chocolate and cream. Finishes smooth as a glass of milk with a bit of an aftertaste of coffee and cream. Sam Adams, you’ve done it again.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rarbring (1434) - Linköping, SWEDEN - OCT 25, 2014
Overall: Roasted bread, cold coffee, dry.
Note: Bottle 355 ml at a De Klomp tasting. Reviewed 2014-10-25.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
HIGHB4LL (603) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - OCT 21, 2014
12 oz. bottle from Cash Wise in Watford. Appearance: finger brown head, opaque deep brown, good lacing, head retention is average. Aroma: chocolate, light caramel, roast grain, earthy malt. Palate: medium-full body, average carbonation, creamy texture, light dry bitter finish. Taste: sweet milk chocolate and caramel into roast grain and finish is light astringency and bitterness. Overall, smooth, drinkable, very good roast grain flavor without the astringency being overpowering.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
slowrunner77 (5983) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 17, 2014
"(sidebar) i tried this beer when i was a 17 year old drinker of 40’s...and hated it. Fast forward 5,10,15 years and i realize my palate was a joke back then. this is a solid effort, full bodied (but too tight on the carbonation for the style) and quite tasty. "

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
basaywhat (54) - Macomb, Illinois, USA - SEP 7, 2014
12oz bottle. Pours pitch black with a thick tan head. Aroma of roasted malts with hints of chocolate and caramel. Taste of sweet creamy milk chocolate, roasted malt, caramel, and a slight coffee flavor. Overall one of the best stouts I have had.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
kidobutai (388) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - AUG 17, 2014
poured from a bottle. I had high hopes for a cream Stout by SA, and I wasn’t disappointed. Great dark brown color with a large head that dissipated a little too quickly. Expectedly good lacing. Aroma of chocolate and coffee and malt. Smooth going down. If it had about 4% higher ABV, it would be a perfect beer.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Boomersmancave1 (59) - Indiana, USA - AUG 15, 2014
Pours dark brown in color. Tan head. Good lacing. Chocolate, toffee, and toasted malt taste. Good Beer.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
VastActiv (2945) - Oulu, FINLAND - AUG 13, 2014
Bottle at Janoinen Lohi, Helsinki. Originally rated 29062012. Colour is dark brown with small head. Aromas and flavours: Sweetness, lactose, chocolate and roasted malts.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Mark_Eck (713) - - JUL 23, 2014
Pours a dark brown. Aroma is sweet with malts, chocolate, and some coffee. Taste follows aroma but with a slightly bitter finish.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
cathcacr (636) - Oregon, USA - JUL 5, 2014
really notable about this one is the smokiness/toastiness/roastiness on the flavor and mouthfeel. i appreciate that a large commercial (television-advertised) brewer such as this one does not skimp on the ingredients.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
generallee08 (714) - New York, USA - JUN 22, 2014
It has a very dark brow color that is very close to opaque in appearance. On top the head, which is dark tan in color, starts off thick and creamy then slowly settles down to thinner layer that has good retention lasting to the last sip. Its lacing is slick and slides down the glass as I drink. The aroma has a big sweet and malty nose with a pleasant roasted character and a touch of chocolate and coffee notes. The taste starts off with a smooth malt flavor that builds a nice roasted character with the same hints of dark chocolate and roasted coffee in the aroma. Hop flavor is mild and adds only a slight metallic/herbal presence. The finish has a nice slow, somewhat dryer roasted coffee fade. On the palate it has a very creamy and smooth feeling. It has soft carbonation and a good solid medium to full body.


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