Fatehunter (794) - Corbett, Oregon, USA - JUL 13, 2012
2.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Poured from a bottle into a tulip glass. Fairly dark, it is a schwarzbier afterall, but light still shines through. A slightly copper hue when it is held up to the light.
Hmm. A medicinal smell. Not pleasant or attractive.
I like the taste for it being a schwarzbier, but only because I usually do not like the sweet maltness of the German schwarzbiers that I have had. This does not have any sweetness to it, which I like.
The smell seemed to die off as I drank the glass so it was not as off-putting as the first few drinks were. The carbonation was annoying too. Still, I liked the taste.
Bamsen78 (1038) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - JUN 18, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours cloudy very dark brown with quickly vanishing tan head. Clear aroma of roasted malt and hops. Bitter, roasty taste of hops and malt with notes of caramel and dark chocolate in the finis. Dry aftertaste. A good Schwarzbier.
PapaVillum (21) - Valby, DENMARK - JUN 6, 2013
3.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
33 cl flaske, 4,9 %, 6. juni 2013. Flot sort øl skænkes i glasset med fint fint småboblende skumtop på ca. 1 1/2 cm. Lækker blød mørk smag med fylde, men også dejlig moderat i alkoholstyrke. Ikke en dominerende eller karakteristisk aroma. Noter af brændte eller ristede malte.
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OKplus (549) - Oklahoma, USA - MAY 28, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A - Pours dark brown with ruby high;ights. 2 fingers of tan head slowly sinks leaving behind full sheets of lacing.
S - Sweet dark caramel malts, molasses, hints of chocolate, doughy yeast, very rich aroma.
T - Mirrors the nose with dark caramel, creamy chocolate, nutty yeast, hints of raisins, and prunes, grassy hops lace the sides of the tongue for a light bitterness on the finish.
M - Tight medium carbonation, light to medium body, creamy feel.
Very organized flavors. Rich and robust for just 4.90 ABV! A great session beer anytime of the year. I can’t believe I waited so long to try this.
Serving type: bottle
Cool_Bond (520) - Kung av Öl/King of Beer@Facebook, SWEDEN - MAY 17, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A real gem of this beer. Good taste and aroma of roasted malt makes this beer a pleasure. Good taste also.
matt7215 (1969) - Cambridge, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 6, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
355 ml bottle from a publix in Kissimmee Florida. Black with a tan head. Nice roasty nose. Nice complexity in the flavour. Highly drinkable. FLVC2 #7
DrSilverworm (2962) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 6, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle, from Party Source. Date notcher kind of missed, but it looks like "May 2013" is barely nicked. Very dark brown / red color, still clear. Thin khaki head. Little dots of lace. Medium body. Smooth, more crisp lighter carbonation. Nice chocolate aroma. Toasted malts, some caramel. Earthy, spicy hops. Light sweet, light bitter. Solid schwarzbier.
Jorn69 (71) - Ängelholm, SWEDEN - MAY 3, 2013
2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
@ Havregatan. Flaska från Systembolaget (17:-). Mörkbrun, Smakar inte speciellt mycket, eftersmaken är bättre, lite lakrits, kaffe och soja. För lite kolsyra, åtminstone i mitt exemplar.
mjpeterson812 (17) - Ohio, USA - MAY 2, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: JUN 1, 2013 Poured from bottle. Large long lasting tan head. Lots of lacing all the way down glass. Aroma is bread, malt, coffee, chocolate, leather, smoke. Black but rich brown when held to light. Very smooth feel on tongue and palate. Taste is good balance of bitter, sweet, roast, smoke. Body is full, almost stout-like. Creamy thick texture. Soft carbonation. Not much of a finish to speak of. Really good and a much appreciated after my last Samuel Adams (Cream Stout) which was a disappointment.
wildbeercat (136) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - APR 21, 2013
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
12 fl oz / 355mL bottle into a pint glass. Served cold.
Aroma: Roasted malt. Nothing much else really. Pretty mild aroma. Not much going on.
Appearance: Translucent very dark ruby with a creamy/soapy off-white head. Moderate lacing.
Taste: A little milk chocolate, but mostly just some roasty malts. Pretty sweet.
Palate: Medium body, kind of creamy. Flavors linger a little bit, but are quickly gone.
Overall: Maybe it’s my lack of experience with black lagers, but this beer seemed pretty......eh. Average. Nothing offensive at all, but nothing that really declares "Hi, I am Samuel Adams’ Black Lager and here is my CHARACTER!!!". Ok beer, but not really memorable : /
Desverger (434) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - APR 13, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Irma in Copenhagen - Almost Black in colour with a healthy beige head. Strong caramel malts with interesting hop profile which gives a slight spiciness on the palate. Pretty good, almost a Black IPA in taste. Pretty decent.