Ughsmash (7364) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 5, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
Schroppfy (2360) - Łódż, Warsaw, Poland; Michigan, Ohio, USA - MAY 5, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
Terminus (3349) - Las Cruces, New Mexico, USA - MAY 2, 2005
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
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!
Ray1975 (251) - Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, USA - MAY 2, 2005
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
jgentgesdo (682) - Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA - MAY 1, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
MikeT (76) - Hollis, New Hampshire, USA - APR 30, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
desurfer (1252) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - APR 30, 2005
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
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.
tsarman (794) - Northern, New Jersey, USA - APR 29, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black Lager from Sam Adams. One of the better Sam Adams out there. Nice amount of smokiness with some caramel and chocolate notes.
egajdzis (5576) - Pennsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 28, 2005
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
Pailhead (5634) - Plymouth, Michigan, USA - APR 28, 2005
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
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.