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RATINGS: 1848   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.37   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 147   ABV: 4.9%
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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!


3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
alecanaya (53) - Iowa, USA - DEC 30, 2013
Really nice lager. It surprised me, beautiful color, good head and nice roasty flavor. I will drink it more often

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mstrcrwly (231) - New York, USA - DEC 30, 2013
Better than other black lagers that Iíve had..roasted malts and chocolate definitely come through.

2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
HuskerTan (451) - Holdrege, Nebraska, USA - DEC 27, 2013
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.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
harrymel (1477) - Spokane, Washington, USA - DEC 17, 2013
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 11-28-2011

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Salamiwami (50) - Massachusetts, USA - NOV 24, 2013
Very dark brown color without much head. Deep malty flavors with hints of caramel. One of Sam Adamsí most underrated beers.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beergeek23322 (2133) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - NOV 22, 2013
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!

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
b3shine (5154) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 6, 2013
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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
bigguns22 (624) - Maryland, USA - OCT 19, 2013
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.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
SpongeRuiner (640) - Michigan, USA - OCT 3, 2013
Another so so average beer from Sam Adams. Matching Beer Advocate rating. Donít remember it much.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jookos (1928) - FINLAND - SEP 29, 2013
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.


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