RATINGS: 1837   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.37/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 147   ABV: 4.9%
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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
minus (4) - - MAR 10, 2012
roasty, apple, black, hazy, rocky head, light sweetness, medium bitterness, lightly sour, medium body, sticky, lively, long finish,

labattslover74 (81) - Florida, USA - SEP 22, 2017
Not what I expected. When I saw the word Shwarzbier I was expecting a bitter coffee soy sauce taste like Guinness stout, but it's actually light, sweet and drinkable. Taste of toast and malt and slight taste of chocolate.

Aggiebob (1216) - Huntsville, Alabama, USA - SEP 10, 2017
UPDATED: SEP 19, 2017 Bottle. It poured a cola color with a beige head that disipated quickly. The aroma is light cocoa with some smokiness. The tastes has a minimal amount of sweetness to it. Very drinkable.

05barnold (44) - Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 8, 2017
Poured from the bottle. Thin white head. Black in color. Aroma is the only disappointment in this beer. Deep flavors that don't fill you up. I would definitely purchase and drink again. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

rdixon77 (2917) - Georgia, USA - SEP 4, 2017
Clean beer. Some chocolate and coffee with a mild bitter finish. Mix pack fodder but pretty tasty.

bigcat03 (333) - Columbus, Nebraska, USA - SEP 2, 2017
Deep Brown color with a small beige head. Caramel, roasted malt, vanilla in the aroma. Initial taste is bold and roasty with a hint of vanilla. Aftertaste has hints of coffee. Body is a smooth medium and carbonation is lively. The first Sam Adams in a sample pack that I've enjoyed in with a while!

Rex_Remes (242) - Bonyhad, HUNGARY - SEP 1, 2017
(12oz bottle) AROMA: roasted malt, veggie/green, metallic, coffee APPEARANCE: dark dark brown, almost black, creamy tan head (almost stout-like), TASTE: soft roasted malt, mild chocolate and coffee, dried fruit/prune, PALATE: relatively full body, creamy/oily, round, soft, slow linger of bitterness and flavor. OVERALL: not bad, a very drinkable dark lager, well balanced, good body, not overly rich but chewy/yummy enough

ahansen_sf (21) - San Francisco, California, USA - AUG 23, 2017
My favorite from Sam Adams! Caramel is delicious. Also not too heavy on the hopping.

tfontana (1044) - Fremont, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 19, 2017
Bottle pour into nonic pint glass from Hannaford. Appearance is dark brown/mahogany with nice sparkle, 1.5-finger width light brown head with fair retention and trace lacing. Aroma is roasted malts with chocolate. Taste is roasted malts, toffee, cocoa, earth. Palate is light-to-medium bodied with thick texture, soft-to-average carbonation and bittersweet roasted malt finish. Overall, pretty true to the description. Good.

Obfuscate (588) - Minneapolis, - AUG 13, 2017
Heavy and bitter for a lager. Sone anise in the taste. Plenty of malt. A decent beer.

frothysuds (14) - Texas, USA - JUN 20, 2017
Bottle. Nice dark color With medium foamy mostly lasting head. lager/bread aroma. Nice and bitter flavor. good palate

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