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RATINGS: 1856   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!


Salamiwami's rating

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 Adams’ most underrated beers.


2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
rayaron (158) - Kfar Saba, ISRAEL - SEP 12, 2014
Bottle 330ml. Clear dark brownish-red with huge beige head. Roasted malt aroma, coffee, notes of cherry. Sweetish flavor, roasted malt, cherry, some hops notes. Lively carbonation. Light body. Sweet coffee aftertaste.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
beerandbeyond (684) - ISRAEL - AUG 31, 2014
12oz bottle poured into a shaker glass. Clear dark brown with a small beige head. Soft roast aroma, some coffee, dark chocolate and mellow grassy hops. Sweetish dark malts, cocoa, low bitterness, capuccino and faint ash. Medium bodied, not very dry, lacks some bitterness but OK.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Xavalias (154) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - AUG 30, 2014
Bottle. Pours very dark brown to black with brown-greyish head, good lacing. Taste of dark roasted malts, coffee. Taste has a little sweetness, a little bitterness from the roasted malts to balance, but is rather cloying still. Smooth palate, light bodied despite the dark color, watery, rather flat.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
VastActiv (2846) - Oulu, FINLAND - AUG 13, 2014
Bottle at Vastarannan Kiiski, Helsinki. Originally rated 26052012. Colour is black with small head. Aromas and flavours: Sweetness, chocolate and roasted malts.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Yirg (21) - - AUG 10, 2014
355cc bottle poured into glass. Very dark red color, with light brown head that doesn’t stay for long. Medium body, high carbonation (a bit too high for my liking). Aroma of malt and citrus. Low bitterness. Nice beer.

2.4
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
solvind (4) - - JUL 31, 2014 does not count
Lite aroma. Nesten sort farge, med et fint og svært holdbart skum. Noe røstet. Litt tynn og lett i smaken.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
LasseVPedersen (243) - Aarhus N, DENMARK - JUL 27, 2014
Bottle, 355ml. Pours close to black, deep dark colour with beige head. Bready, dark roasted, light smokey, dusty malt, bread and burnt sugar in the nose combined with milk chocolate. Roasted malt, rye and break flavour. Mild bitter end with coffee and dusty earthy hobs. Medium body - and soft carbonation. Easy drinkable.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mikkos (196) - FINLAND - JUL 15, 2014
Almost pitch black with a medium head, some lacing. Aroma is really dark malty, rye, coffee, mämmi, roast. Hardly a lager considering the aroma. Taste is dark malty, yet drinkable. Rye and dark roast, coffee. Rather dull though, not very fresh. Not a beer of my style. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Madsen1635 (258) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUL 13, 2014
Bottle. Almost completely black pour with tan head. Fresh aroma with brown sugar. Taste has liquorice on quite a light body.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
djoeye (1512) - Tromsø, NORWAY - JUL 6, 2014
Huge tan head, ulti-dark ruby clear body, crocheted laceworks. Aroma; sweet mocca-liquorice, dust, hay, meadow’s flowers. Taste; chocolate malts, hazelnuts, prunes, almond. Nice on palate, slightly slightly watery only. Finishes with chocolate, raisin, nut-sauce, lingering. Fresh tasty beer. Well brewed. [35,5cl br btl, abv4.9%, B@Systembolaget 20kr/2.15€/3$, T@Middelfart Fyn DK]


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