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RATINGS: 1878   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.37   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 147   ABV: 4.9%
This traditional lager is medium in body with a deep roasted character. Its dark color and rich malty flavor come from specially roasted caramel and chocolate malts. This brew is lightly hopped with Noble Bavarian hops for a soft spiciness and a smooth clean finish. Cheers!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ughsmash (7364) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 5, 2005
Pours a deep reddish brown hue with a two-finger head that stays remarkably well. Aroma consists of sweet chocolate, with hints of caramel and smoke. Flavor follows the nose, and is a little sweeter than I am accustomed to, but I rather enjoyed it. This beer is well-carbonated, and pleasantly coats the mouth. Overall, this was a good specimen from Boston Beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Schroppfy (2360) - Łódż, Warsaw, Poland; Michigan, Ohio, USA - MAY 5, 2005
Surprisingly good as an overall package. I like my schwarzes a little less sweet (that’s my problem with Xingu) and more bitter and roasty and this fits the bill. Incredible head retention; a huge, billowy, pockmarked ecru head rises easily. The palate aviods some watery carbordiness that I sometimes find. Not refined (too grainy/husky for that) but still a fine example and a easy quaffing beer for a buck a six under what I usually buy. There is more of this in my future.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Terminus (3349) - Las Cruces, New Mexico, USA - MAY 2, 2005
bottle-I have actually been wanting to sample this one for quite some time now. This could be the best beer on their lineup! pours a deep amber huge with a sudsy beige head. Chocolate, roasty aroma with notes of mocha, smoke and slightly ashy. flavors are mostly roast and chocolate with lots of burnt notes as well. very nice for SA standards. Long roasty finish with lingering mocha notes. some hops in there in the finish-spicy. I dig this one!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ray1975 (251) - Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, USA - MAY 2, 2005
Poured a dark color with a medium off white head. Aroma was of toasted malts and a bit of hops. Flavor followed suit with a toasty character and some toffee sweetness and a bit of bittering hops. Medium to thin mouthfeel with good carbonation and little aftertaste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jgentgesdo (682) - Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA - MAY 1, 2005
Pours slightly translucent black with a tan head that laces well. Nose is faint allspice and hops. Flavor is roasted malt with a nice hops balance towards the end, more spice, mildly bitter. Fairly dry, very little aftertaste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MikeT (76) - Hollis, New Hampshire, USA - APR 30, 2005
UPDATED: JUL 6, 2005 Pours with a nice dark color and typical SA large thick white head that hangs in there and leaves a nice lace. Roasted nutty choclate aroma and simialr tastes with a slight hoppiness to the finish. Got this as part of a variety 12 pack from Sams Club at only $10.95. Well worth it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
desurfer (1252) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - APR 30, 2005
Body is, well, black, with a foamy beige head. Aroma is initially smoky, with some roastiness coming through. Flavor is pretty lame; too sweet, with an unpleasant bitterness back in the throat. Very thin-bodied. Eh.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tsarman (794) - Northern, New Jersey, USA - APR 29, 2005
Black Lager from Sam Adams. One of the better Sam Adams out there. Nice amount of smokiness with some caramel and chocolate notes.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
egajdzis (5576) - Pennsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 28, 2005
Poured a deep mahogany color with a small, light tan head that left light lacing on the glass. Aroma of roasted malts, nuts, caramel, light chocolate aroma. Roasty and chocolate taste, some caramel, and light hops in the finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Pailhead (5634) - Plymouth, Michigan, USA - APR 28, 2005
Bottle: Roasty, nutty, can coffee aromas are evenly balanced. Pours a dark, somewhat transparent reddish-brown with an off-white head. Very roasty and nutty flavors. Light chocolate in the background. Light coffee in the finish.

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