Sunday, January 22, 2012

Boston Beer Company's Black and Brew Coffee Stout

What is the first thing that comes into your head when you hear "Black and Brew"? If your answer wasn't "Scrum at me, bro" you are wrong.

If you wanna hear about Boston Beer Company you can click here or just make it up yourself; but those are the Sam Adams guys.

So I bought this in the Sam Adams winter sampler and it's been looming in my fridge the entire time. I mean I like coffee and I like dark beers so I was really excited about sampling this guy. So, yeah, it's a stout and its coffee. They actually use a pound and a half of coffee in every barrel of this stuff. So you can imagine that I was bewildered when I found out this stuff sucks!

First of all, if they are claiming this is how they make a stout, I don't even want to consider tasting it! This stuff has a nice dark head and is a clear as Bermuda Triangle, which means it isn't clear at all. I realize the reference was pretty bad. But you can tell from the bubbles that it isn't going to be a thick, delicious beer. It is full of flavor but after 2 minutes of pouring it it looks like I'm drinking motor oil, which is also full of flavor.

It smells good enough. Heavy coffee aroma with some sweet, fruity undertones; like figs or some shit. I suppose you can taste it a little bit of it too if you make a note of it. It's got a 5.8% ABV so it's as strong as a kick in the johnson.

I dunno. It's weird. It's a watery beer with a lot of flavor but I wouldn't want to drink more than one of these in a sitting. I guess I'm just disappointed in Sam Adams, as usual. The variety pack has been pretty disappointing also but for $11 a 12-pack, I mean, it's not the dumbest thing I ever done.

Drinkability: 4/10
Taste: 3/10
Value: 6/10
Curb Appeal: 6/10

Overall: 4.75/10

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