alecanaya (53) - Iowa, USA - DEC 30, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Really nice lager. It surprised me, beautiful color, good head and nice roasty flavor. I will drink it more often
mstrcrwly (231) - New York, USA - DEC 30, 2013
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Better than other black lagers that Iíve had..roasted malts and chocolate definitely come through.
HuskerTan (451) - Holdrege, Nebraska, USA - DEC 27, 2013
2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
UPDATED: DEC 30, 2013 Bottle.
A- Coffee, roasted, doughy, licorice.
A- Dark brown/black, dark liquid, minimal head.
T- Molasses tones, medium bitterness, hints of coffee.
P- Full body, average texture, soft carbonation, bitter finish.
O- Malty and complex. Not my favorite black lager by a long shot.
harrymel (1477) - Spokane, Washington, USA - DEC 17, 2013
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Best by Jan, 2012
A: Black, but able to get light through - resulting in dark drown tones. Central cap of off-white foam is also concentric on the edge.
S: Dry malts, slightest hint of smoke and wood. Maybe even a little bit of artificial grape.
T: Dry flavor, wet feeling. Weird dicotomy of experience here. There are some umami tones in this beer. A little bit of burnt pretzel.
M: Light and low carb - very interesting. Semi dry finish.
O: Not sure how I feel about this beer. A little empty for me.
Serving type: bottle
Salamiwami (50) - Massachusetts, USA - NOV 24, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Very dark brown color without much head. Deep malty flavors with hints of caramel. One of Sam Adamsí most underrated beers.
Beergeek23322 (2133) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - NOV 22, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
10/5/2011. 12 oz. bottle from a mixed case. Dark brown color with a tan head. Roasted malt aromas with caramel and chocolate. Caramel flavors with spice and dark fruit. Light hoppy finish. Very good!
b3shine (5154) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 6, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle to pint. Looks good for the style; cola with thin light beige head that quickly dissipates into lacing. Smells and tastes of dark malt and biscuit with a bit of roast and an average mouthfeel. Alright.
bigguns22 (624) - Maryland, USA - OCT 19, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
A new style for me that I will drink more of. Pour is black with a large tan head. Aroma is lite and pleasant with malt and a little coffee. Itís like a stout made for summer all the flavors in a great stout but litter.
SpongeRuiner (640) - Michigan, USA - OCT 3, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Another so so average beer from Sam Adams. Matching Beer Advocate rating. Donít remember it much.
jookos (1928) - FINLAND - SEP 29, 2013
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Black. Good roasted, chocolate, nose with coffee in it. Thinnish body, but quite flavourful. Soft roasted malts, some chocolate. Overall a nice schwarz. Drinkable, nice. Has some bulkyness to it though.