Released as part of the Brewmaster Collection, Samuel Adams Cream Stout was a beer that I had looked forward to trying. I am a big fan of their Boston Lager and so how did the Cream Stout fare?
Dungarvan's Black Rock, however the strength of the hop bitterness apparent here would be a nice addition to some of the other stouts on the market. The finish is very different to a dry stout, in this case the finish is rather sweet.
A nice beer, however I found it a little sweet. I could certainly drink a few bottles but a little too sweet and heavy to make this a session beer. Worth checking out.
Good information on the website should you wish to try and emulate this as a homebrew:
Color: Deep black
Original Gravity: 13.9° Plato
Alcohol by Vol/Wt: 4.9%ABV – 3.8%ABW
Calories per 12 oz. serving: 189
Malt Type: Two-row Harrington, Metcalfe, and Copeland pale malts, malted wheat, roasted unmalted barley, Chocolate Malt, and Caramel 60
Hop Variety: East Kent Goldings and English Fuggles
Yeast Strain: Samuel Adams ale yeast