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Samuel Adams Black & Brew Coffee Stout

Rating
91
Price
$14
Brand
Category
Alcohol
5.8%
Bottle Size
12 oz/12 pack
Issue Date
12/15/2011
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Unfortunately, this new BBC brew is only available as a part of the Winter Variety Pack (along with Winter Lager, Chocolate Bock, Old Fezziwig Ale, Holiday Porter and Boston Lager). With 1.5 pounds of Sumatran coffee per barrel, this is a rich stout with assertive roasted coffee aromas and flavors. Secondary notes of bittersweet cocoa powder, dried date, roasted fig and toasty malt lift up the intense coffee backbone, with a touch of husky charred grain adding texture and a touch of bitterness to the long close. With moderate alcohol, you can actually enjoy a few of these in one sitting. Lauren Buzzeo

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98-100

Classic
The Pinnacle of quality

94-97

Superb
A great achievement

90-93

Excellent
Highly recommended

87-89

Very Good
Often good value; well recommended

83-86

Good
Suitable for everyday consumption, often good value

80-82

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Can be employed


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