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RATINGS: 1883   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.37/5   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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3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
changxao (104) - South Carolina, USA - DEC 12, 2005
Pours a dark amber-red with a decent head. Has good lacing. Nose is good and multi-faceted. Aroma notes of caramel, nuts and malt. Taste has a unique maltiness, with hints of hop bitterness (more than one variety). The body is a little thin for my taste, but is certainly in line with other Samuel Adams’ offerings. Finish is nice with some malt flavor and some mild hops.


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
MGantzel (127) - Aalborg, DENMARK - JAN 12, 2016
Denne lagerøl har et klart mørkt udseende med et medium hvidt skum. Øllen har en sød karamel aroma og smager af karamel og lakrids med noter af chokolade. Medium karbonering.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Sirmixsomewhat (170) - Paoli, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 10, 2015
Great for cooking when poured over ribs, okay for drinking when poured into your mouth. Unknown for use in pouring into a toilet to clean the pipes, though probably not great for that.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
r464 (2168) - Earth, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 19, 2015
Dark, roasty malt with a bit of cocoa, char, and dark fruit. Fairly balanced overall.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
GarrettB (1315) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 1, 2015
Sam Adam’s Black Lager, is well, black. The color is self-explanatory, I think. Things get interesting with the aroma, where I get a heavy pepper scent, conjuring images of teriyaki jerky. But on second examination there’s an even nicer, subtler and more complex touch of peat, adding a low, deep earthiness, thickening the aroma. The flavor is much maltier and simpler - more like your standard winter warmer. The aroma is where the interesting dimensions are, so linger here with your nose. The flavor, while fine, doesn’t live up to the aroma’s nuance.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
BeerRenter76 (473) - Texas, USA - SEP 11, 2015
Originally rated on 1/18/08. This is one of the better black lagers out there. It is a tiny bit spicey but sweet with hints of choclate and coffee.Has a nice finish to it. probably the best sam adams brew i have yet sampled.

4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DerGantzel (218) - Aarhus, DENMARK - AUG 4, 2015
Notes of caramel, chocolate, and licorice. Perfect appearance and foam for the style. Delicious taste, creamy and not over carbonated. Well balanced sweetness and bitterness.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
PlinyDad1952 (110) - - JUL 14, 2015
LAGERS ARE HEVY TO DRINK AND EVEN HEAVYER THEN PLINY )ITS THE BEST) AND SPECHIAL OCCASHION BEERSAM ADAMS MAKES A GOOD LAGER. ITS LIKE COPORATE FACTORYS IN CHINA NOT RELLY. SOME FLAVERS OF FRUIT AND SPICE LIKE LAGERS. REMBER TO HAVE A EMPTY STOMACHE FOR THIS BIG BEERS.

3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
TorbenJensen (1408) - Valby, DENMARK - JUL 13, 2015
This lager (although it is black and looks like a stout, it is therefore a lager!) Has a very nice, but brief, light brown foam. It smells very pleasant and sweet of hard roasted malt which does not allow much room for the subtle hop aroma. Furthermore, it smells a bit of English liquorice. It has a deep and protracted flavor of malt tones. Both the sweet caramel malt, but also the more savory malts which together provide a large richness in taste. Mouth feeling is creamy to bold and in the finale comes a gentle, yet sufficiently rich, hop bitterness. This beer lives completely up to its German roots and I really had also expected when it comes from one of the best microbreweries (in my opinion) in the US.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
DuchessOfIowa (145) - Iowa, USA - JUL 12, 2015
poured from a bottle. Very dark opaque hazelnut brown, thin an head with minimal lacing. Sweet roast and toffee in the nose with some earthy and grass also. Body has moderate carbonation and is slightly thin. A mild roasted malt flavor, slightly nutty and a faint pepper at the end.

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
erling1000 (396) - - JUN 12, 2015
A coffee colored black lager with low head. Aroma is caramel, malt, bisquit?, coffee. Taste is bitter.


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