Beer Review: Sam Adams Cream Stout

SAM ADAMS’ CREAM STOUT

overall: 3.95
appearance: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | mouthfeel: 4.5 | drinkability: 4

A – Beautiful deep, opaque brown to almost black. Slight amber tint; I don’t see any ruby as other mention.
Pours a reasonably thick head. Soft looking, nice tan brown. Dissipates somewhat quickly, but leaves a nice lacing that sticks to the glass as it dissolves and every time you tilt the glass.
S – Interesting chocolaty leather.
T – Only slightly not quite as good as I was expecting, but still quite good. More of a mouthfeel thing, but the bite of carbonation kind of took away from the potential richness of the taste. A little coffee, some sweet that lingers but doesn’t leave a sour aftertaste.
M – As I mentioned, it’s a little bright on the tongue from more carbonation than expected, but otherwise very nice. Just the right balance of creaminess without being cloistering or leaving an odd oily feel like some other stouts.
D – Very drinkable. Rich and full, so probably can’t drink more than one, or two at the most without feeling full, but would otherwise love to just sip on one of these all evening.

[ serving type: bottle ]

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