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Samuel Adams "Black & Brew"
Boston Beer Company - Boston, Massachusetts USA
Stout (ABV 5.8%)

[Best served in a English pint]

Rating: 3.4/5.0

Aroma: 7/10
Appearance: 4/5
Taste: 7/10
Palate: 3/5
Overall: 13/20

The pour was a thick rich deep black with an average sized (1-2 finger) rocky light to medium brown head that was mostly diminishing with just a bit of residue left behind creating some fair lacing.

The aroma was of a burnt dark bread malt and a meaty leathery yeast with notes of roasted coffee, dark chocolate, molasses and had a mild smoky odor.

The taste was sweetly smooth and slightly malty with a hint of molasses and chocolate at first with the finish being a tad bitterer with a nice strong coffee note and a touch of smoke at the end. The flavor lingered for a good long time with a mild taste of smoke taking over by the time it faded.

Mouthfeel was medium to full in body with the texture being a bit oily and a tad creamy with a soft almost flat carbonation.

Overall a brew that starts out a little mild and weak, but finishes with a nice strong robust smoky coffee flavor.

Reviewed: 1/1/2012
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