ultraspank (867) - Alverca, Lisboa, PORTUGAL - JUL 14, 2005
I was excited to try this, even though it seems an odd time of year to enjoy this style. Nose of coffee & chocolate, toffee, oatmeal, and a hint of rootbeer-like anise. Pours a black walnut with cherry highlights. The tall thick taupe head is creamy and mostly lasting with nice lace. A big burnt malt front with stellar balancing bitterness throughout. The weakness is in the finish, there is no follow through, it just drops off. The body is chewy and soft with a nice dryness. Yep, I guessed it - tastes like Schwartzbier. Cornfield (5569) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - JUL 14, 2005
I would have labeled this as a dunkel or an American dark lager. It’s a clear, Coca Cola brown with a minimal white head that somehow manages to lace the glass nicely regardless. The aroma is a deep caramel with a trace of chocolate. It’s got a crisp mouthfeel and delivers a decent enough caramel malt and light milk chocolate taste. There’s a snappy hop, finish to it as well. But Boston Brewing is being too cautious here. All they’ve done is given me a thirst for a "real" Schwarzbier.Nejhleader (1563) - Lemoyne, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 12, 2005
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a bit of caramel aroma. taste was caramel at first and then faded into a roasted expresso bean tate. well balanced and overall pretty good. darkerdabetter (255) - Michigan, USA - JUL 10, 2005
Nice dark, creamy appearance, aroma and flavors of choclate, caramel and coffee. Has an excellent finish, very smooth, yet slightly crisp as well. frankenkitty (2012) - Oak Lawn, Illinois, USA - JUL 5, 2005
Caramel-brown/red with a rocky/creamy tan head that sadly dissolved rather quickly. Aroma was heavy on the malts with a defined roastiness along with some caramel, chocolate hints and some sour fruit. Moderately bitter in flavor with a touch of chocolatey-sweetness, ending with a smoked-sourness. Mouthfeel was creamy and slick with a chalky finish. Good interpretation of the style.
Palidor19 (3189) - Brandon, Florida, USA - JUL 4, 2005
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UPDATED: FEB 6, 2007 I really enjoy this Schwarzbier, just the perfect amount of malt and hops to satisfy you if you are looking for some character in a beer.
a little taste of cocoa fulfills your palate.
Cant wait to drink more. BlueDevil0206 (122) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JUL 4, 2005
Bottled from sampler 12 pack. Pours a translucent brownish black with reddish hues on the edge. Head was smalll and tan and lasted shortly. Aroma is of roasted malt with some mild espresso notes. Sweet caramel and bready malt also present. Flavor is sweet upfront of roasted barley and chocolate with some subtle spicy hops in the dry finish. Very moderate bitterness in the finish though not lingering. Some mild fruity esters notes present which is not to style for a lager. Body is medium and the mouthfeel is quite smooth with average carbonation. One of the better Sam Adams. Almost at the level of a porter. blatz (138) - Palm Beach Gardens, FL, Florida, USA - JUL 2, 2005
I think this might be my new favorite SA brew. Very reminscent of a lighter Cream Stout. Pours a deep black with creamy tan head -- looks like a porter. Has a rich chocolate, coffee and raisin flavor, but the smoothness of a lager. The head remains through the whole glass and boy does this go down smooth. Finish is nice and lingers just slightly enough to entice you to another sip. I really enjoyed this and have asked my beer guy to get sixers of this (we only get in the Brewmaster’s collection right now). Cheers! bkurtz (1108) - LITHUANIA - JUL 1, 2005
Poured a choclate brown with a slightly creamy head. Roasted malt aroma. Well balanced and a delicious beer. BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - JUL 1, 2005
Dark chocolate brown with ruby edges. Nice tan head with a solid sheet of lacing on the glass. The nose is lightly fruity with some hop notes and light sweet roasted qualities, some husky malts. The flavor is balanced with a sweet chalky roasted malt note with a creamy mouthfeel. Finishes smooth and clean with a bit more light roast and light toasted fruit. I can drink a few more of these.