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RATINGS: 1874   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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3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
cAPSLOCK (156) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 26, 2007
This may be my favorite in the style, but it seems so much more porter-ish than the usual dry, thinmouthed crisp black lager. This one is big and creamy, fairly malty with only a dry finish. It is a gorgeous dark caramel color and has a nice roasty aroma with a creamy long lasting head. One of the best Sam Adams beers IMO.


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Japalo (1392) - DENMARK - MAY 26, 2015
Bottle @home. Black. One finger foam. Roasted toffee notes. Smooth milk like mouthfeel. Slight sharp malty bitterness. Fine brew. Feels filling.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
aumentm (400) - North Carolina, USA - MAY 18, 2015
Very dark beer that is smooth and has a real roast flavor to it. It is pretty malty and dark.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
CousinBrenden (125) - St Louis, Missouri, USA - APR 9, 2015
Medium to mild roast flavor, not deep. I get the description thing. Mild roast flavors and somewhat watery. Lager like black ale yes. Nothing real memorable.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
soeren_rousing (6) - - FEB 28, 2015 does not count
En flyvsk øl der er svær at holde i glasset når den varme brise suser på vinterens sidste dag. En røget smag. En kraftfuld udgave af Rehfvindinges Skibsøl.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Gbgbrouge (317) - SWEDEN - FEB 27, 2015
Poured from bottle, deep dark brown with light beige head. Aroma is full, with notes of caramel, coffee, fudge and some herbs. Taste is sweet with a slight bitterness, a rather light body and a nice bitter sweet after taste. Notes of coffee, some chocolate, liquorice and herbs.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
konungen (131) - - FEB 21, 2015
Mörkbrun nästan svart öl med mörkbeige skumkrona. Doft/smak: sötma, rostad malt, kaffe, choklad, karamell och viss rökighet. Mer än ok! Flaska från Systembolaget. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
DraftDodger (368) - - FEB 17, 2015
Copenhagen 6/12 2014. 35,5 cl bottle from Fakta. Pours very dark brown with beige head. Dissipates to thin lacing after a few minutes. Aroma is sweet with hints of chocolate and a little nut. Medium carbonation. Taste is not that intense - but rather light. Follows the nose. Mostly sweetness and roasted malts. Almost no bitterness. A little disappointing for a fan of Mr. Adams.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
PartyFowle (457) - - FEB 5, 2015
Pours a dark cola-brown with tinges of deep red and purple. Has a medium khaki head that leaves nice, sticky lacing. Deep roasted chocolate and caramel in the smell, with notes of coffee. Also smoky, with a peppery spiciness, like a well-done steak or pork roast. Taste carries on the smokiness, with roasted malts bordering on burnt. A light hoppiness also makes its presence known in the back half of the swallow, along with a burnt bitterness that hits after the swallow. Also catching some sweet prunes. Medium body, creamy mouthfeel. Not bad, but not particularly well-balanced. There are a lot of flavors in there that seem to compete with one another.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Milter (269) - Nyborg, DENMARK - FEB 4, 2015
En god traditionel lager. Dejlig mørk med en dyb karakter. Absolut værd at drikke.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
GarageBrewer80 (144) - SWEDEN - JAN 18, 2015
Flaska från SB. Mörkbrun färg med stor smutsbrun skumkrona. Doft av saltlakris och mörk lite rökig malt. Medelfyllig kropp. Lätt torr smak av mörk choklad och salmiak.


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