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RATINGS: 1847   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!


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   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
REDDOGICE (202) - nantucket, Massachusetts, USA - JUN 29, 2005
UPDATED: JUN 29, 2009 Very delicious. Has beautiful notes of barley, and wonderfull hops.(Goldings I think)

4.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
jbuskirk (404) - Holdrege, Nebraska, USA - JAN 1, 2014
This brew is appealing to the eye and to the taste buds. She has an attractive shade of black and a feel that’s appropriately crisp and smooth for a lager. Flavor is extraordinarily complex. First, there’s a fresh, bitter hop character that’s delicious by itself. But then, there’s robust toasted malt and dark chocolate. The finish is fairly bitter, but with some subtle caramel. Another great dark beer from Samuel Adams.

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
austinpowers (2826) - New York, New York, USA - JAN 23, 2006
Nuts, chocolate, lots of sweet malt, very mild, yet thick. No bitterness. Buttery. I think I’ve died and gone to heaven. This is the best Sam Adams beer I’ve ever had and one of my all-time favorite beers, bar none. It even has some complexity with hints of roast and slight tartness. Amazingly good.

4.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Casconi (4) - Butler, New Jersey, USA - NOV 15, 2007 does not count
A creamy chocolate flavored Lager, that in my opinion, is one of their best efforts.

4.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
jerrykurl (40) - California, USA - NOV 23, 2007
Pours deep brown with an off white head. Smells lightly of malt and even lighter of hops. Light mouthfeel with roast flavors and hops. Finishes clean and balanced.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
LKT1983 (110) - Benton, Kentucky, USA - MAY 30, 2012
Right now, this is my favorite beer. Dark pour, thick head and bursting with chocolate flavor. Just a fine beer all around.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
teebeer (24) - Minnesota, USA - APR 3, 2007
Great tasting dark lager. Has definate chocolate overtones with a nice, roasted malt flavor. Looks great in a glass (like coffe) Very easy to drink.

4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
acmoore4 (2) - USA - JAN 11, 2008 does not count
This beer may very well be my personal favorite at the moment. I got it in a variety pack and haven’t stopped searching it out since.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
rampmaster (642) - Alden, New York, USA - JUL 20, 2009
Presentation: It was poured from a brown 12oz bottle into a pint glass. Appearance: The body is dark black in color and very nearly opaque with some ruby red highlights along the sides of the glass. There is some visible carbonation near the sides of the glass as well. On top sits a thick tan head with very good retention. It makes some good lace rings on the glass as I drink. Smell: The aroma is sweet and bready with some mild hints of smoke and burnt sugar. Taste/Mouth Feel: There is sweet buttery toffee and light caramel notes up front. This gives way to a robust espresso character with a light dusting of bittersweet chocolate. It finishes with some mild hop bitterness and dryness. The palate is medium bodied with a smooth texture and mild yet active carbonation. Notes: Another solid beer from Samuel Adams!

4.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
theaudist (46) - Alabama, USA - MAY 26, 2010
Absolutely delicious. A very smooth dark pour with a soda-like head. Strong tastes of coffee and chocolate with a smooth, delightful ending. The best beer I’ve had from Sammy Adams.


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