RATINGS: 49   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.29/5   ABV: -
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.

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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.

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!

pistolpete (203) - USA - MAY 13, 2009
3 oz sample.... which i voted for and unfortunately it didn’t win... it wasn’t a superb coffee stout, but i thought the world already had enough fruit flavor beers. so i voted for this one... thin pour and palate but pleasant coffee taste, a good on a brisk night... would have bought a six pack if possible..

HolidayBeerGuy (50) - Detroit, Michigan, USA - MAR 28, 2009
12oz. bottle, pours black, small tight light brown head, aroma of pure coffee beans, taste is of bottled coffee, no complexity one flavor, a bit boring, but a decent stout.

esjaygee (3904) - Oak Creek, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 1, 2009
Had at the Three Cellars Sam Adams tasting when it was pitted against the witbier. I’ll admit, I actually voted for this one though I’m glad the witbier one, and about 10 minutes after I left the store I wanted to change my vote. The world doesn’t need another mediocre coffee stout. Brown with a thin tan head. Aroma of roasted malt, mild coffee and peat. Smooth body mimics the smell though the body is semi cloying with a chewy aftertaste. It was okay.

incutrav (577) - Woodbury, Minnesota, USA - DEC 15, 2008
Man, what a weak weak coffee stout. NOTHING for coffee in the aroma, and very, very little on the pallate too. Slight roast t here from the malt, but not good as a stout, or a coffee stout. Both Sample A and Sample B were pretty bad. Still would take this over the one that won.

DalzAle (2037) - Eden Prairie, Minnesota, USA - DEC 12, 2008
Got to try this at a tasing event last night at Heritage Liquor. Overall I had to say it was ok, but didnt offer anything that set it apart from any other coffee beers. Dark pour, stiff coffee flavor with a barely noticable aftertaste. Would rather spend a few extra bucks and by a better coffee stout.

Moggman (235) - Columbus, USA - DEC 7, 2008
Bottle. Pours black with little tan head. Aroma is coffee and not much else. Flavor is coffee, sweeter than other coffee stouts.

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.

Ibrew2or3 (8614) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - OCT 26, 2008
Courtesy of Sea Bass. Pours dark fizzy brown with thin quickly dissipating brown head. The aroma is mostly Folgers crystals or maybe roastier moving into burnt malts, black licorice and mild caramel in the background. The taste begins with coffee roastiness up front but feeling even and smooth. It moves toward roasted malts and some black licorice to midway. It ends dry with hints of malt and or coffee astringency.

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