Samuel Adams Cream Stout Brewed by the Boston Beer Company in Boston, MA
Samuel Adams Cream Stout is a true cream stout, balancing a rich roastiness
with malt sweetness and a touch of English hops. The brewers begin with
generous portions of chocolate and caramel malts, as well as roasted
un-malted barley to create a rich and full bodied flavor and creaminess. Its
dark, mahogany color makes it as easy on the eyes as it is on the palate.
ABV: 4.9% ABV. IBUs:28.
This stout is sweeter and fuller bodied than a traditional Irish stout, which is
drier and thinner with more roasted notes. Stouts are an extension of the
19thcentury porter style, originally called “extra stout porter beer.” Sweet or
milk stouts were a creamy version that originally utilized lactose to create a
mild sweetness. The lactose isn’t fermentable so it remains in the beer creating
a “Milk Stout”.
Beer Review by Beer Advocate
Appearance: Huge dense rocky tan head, this brew clings all over the inside of
the glass. Proper stout black colour.
Aroma: Creamy aroma filled with roasted coffee, soft charcoal and unsweetened
chocolate. A very complexly layered aroma to say the least.
Taste & Mouthfeel: Quick shot of smoothness then a creamy moderate body slides
in. Soft roasted malt flavours give off faint charcoal and dark chocolate tones.
Hops are in there to help balance the sweetness of the underlying pale malt.
Nice bitter bite from the hops and burnt malt, roasted flavours linger lightly
and broad on the tongue for a long time.
Drinkability & Notes: Easy to quaff, by far one of my top stouts as I seem to
have it around a lot. Also the fresh batches seem to have a bit more of a bite
to them, try and find bottle of this when it is at its ripe point where the
month is notched on the side
seems to be a bit more mellow.
Boston Beer Company Story
The Boston Beer Company began in 1984 with a generations-old family recipe that
Founder and Brewer Jim Koch uncovered in his father's attic. After bringing the
recipe to life in his kitchen, Jim brought it to bars in Boston with the belief
that drinkers would appreciate a complex, full-flavored beer, brewed fresh in
America. That beer was Samuel Adams Boston Lager(R), and it helped catalyze what
became known as the American craft beer revolution.
Today, the Company brews more than 30 styles of beer. The Company uses the
traditional four vessel brewing process and often takes extra steps like
dry-hopping and a secondary fermentation known as krausening. It passionately
pursues the development of new styles and the perfection of its classic beers by
constantly searching for the world's finest ingredients. While resurrecting
traditional brewing methods, the Company has earned a reputation as a pioneer in
another revolution, the "extreme beer" movement, where it seeks to challenge
drinkers' perceptions of what beer can be. The Boston Beer Company strives to
elevate the image of American craft beer by entering festivals and competitions
the world over, and in the past five years it has won more awards in
international beer competitions than any other brewery in the world. The Company
remains independent, and brewing quality beer remains its single focus. While
Samuel Adams is the country's largest-selling craft beer, it accounts for only
about one-half of one percent of the U.S. beer market. For more information,
please visit www.samueladams.com.